Latest Appropriations News

February 11, 2015 Press Release

The Commodity Future Trading Commission is the quiet hero of America’s fiscal stability. Since 1974, the CFTC has regulated the US agricultural commodity and other futures and options markets. For 36 years the CFTC executed its responsibilities while protecting investors from fraud, on a tiny budget.

February 11, 2015 Press Release

This morning, the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee convened a hearing on the President’s budget request for Indian Health Service for FY2016.  The budget would spend $6.3 billion on the Indian Health Service. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) attended, in her first hearing as the ranking Democratic member, and released the following statement.

February 11, 2015 In The News

Thank you Mr. Chairman. 

I look forward to working with you and the other members of the Interior and Environment Subcommittee on this bill that funds so many vital commitments to our nation and its people.  

February 2, 2015 In The News
Years of austerity on federal services and investments have left our economy less competitive, our nation less safe, and the American people less prepared and prosperous than we would have been otherwise. I commend President Obama for his commitment to reversing this dangerous course. It is time to end – once and for all – the damage that mindless across-the-board “sequestration” cuts have imposed on American families.
January 21, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced the recommendations Appropriations Committee Democrats have sent to the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee regarding Ranking Members and full membership of each of the twelve Appropriations subcommittees in the 114th Congress. 

January 13, 2015 Press Release

FY 2015 Budget Authority:      $39.67 billion
FY 2015 Budget Request:        $38.2 billion
FY2014 Enacted level:             $39.27 billion


Highlights and Key Points:

January 12, 2015 Press Release
This political game has a real and negative effect on critical agencies working to prevent and respond to emergencies and terrorist attacks like those in France last week. I urge Republican leaders bring a clean Appropriations bill to the floor, without poison pill amendments, that invests appropriately in our homeland security.
December 11, 2014 Press Release
As we all know, funding to keep the government operating expires at midnight tonight. It is my sincere hope that we can avoid the antics of last year when a vocal minority in this body was able to hold the entire government hostage for reasons they couldn’t articulate. It wasn’t fair to the American people, and I hope we never have to go through it again.
December 9, 2014 Press Release
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act is comprised of 11 FY2015 Appropriations bills and a Continuing Resolution maintaining the current rate of Homeland Security funding until February 27th, 2015.
December 9, 2014 Press Release


2014 Omnibus:            $50.9 billion

2015 Request:             $59.9 billion

2015 Omnibus:            $53.8 billion                                          


Highlights and key points: