Latest Appropriations News

July 9, 2014 Press Release

I thank Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member Moran for your work on this bill. Chairman Calvert, congratulations on introducing your first bill and for following the Committee tradition of consulting the minority even if the outcome is not something we can support at this time.  During this last Interior and Environment Subcommittee markup for Mr.

July 9, 2014 Press Release

 I thank Chairman Simpson for his leadership.

July 8, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s request for emergency supplemental appropriations:


June 25, 2014 Press Release

I’d like to thank Chairman Crenshaw and Ranking Member Serrano for their work on this bill, and the bipartisan spirit in which they work. 

June 25, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Rogers.

Let me begin by thanking Chairman Crenshaw for his efforts to conduct this subcommittee in a fair and bipartisan manner.  We do not always agree on everything, but you are always willing to listen to our side, and you have made efforts to accommodate our side's priorities.

June 24, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairwoman Granger and Chairman Rogers.  It has been a pleasure to work with you on this bill, and I greatly appreciate your continued commitment to our development and diplomacy efforts worldwide.

June 18, 2014 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, I want to congratulate you on the bipartisan and transparent manner in which you crafted the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water bill. I also want to express my gratitude to Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, and the other members of the Subcommittee for their efforts.

June 17, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairwoman Granger, not only for your continued bipartisan approach to this bill but also for your friendship.  It is a pleasure to work with you.  Thank you, also, to the full committee chairman, Mr. Rogers, for the bill allocation’s recognition of the importance of foreign assistance and diplomacy.   


June 11, 2014 Press Release

I rise having cosponsored this bill as the ranking member on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. I have to say that I think we have worked very well together. We have worked together as chair and ranking member over a period of time. It is an interesting perspective.