Latest Appropriations News

April 29, 2014 Press Release

Thank you Chairman Crenshaw. I’d like to join you in welcoming Secretary Lew before the subcommittee for the second time.  You lead a Department with a variety of missions important to our economy, our government, and our nation as a whole. 

April 9, 2014 Press Release

Highlights of 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act


2014 Enacted:    $73.299 billion

President's Request:      $71.897 billion

Committee Mark:            $71.499 billion                                                                                                                   


April 9, 2014 Press Release

Highlights of 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act:

2014 enacted:                                     $3.33 billion   

2015 President’s request:                   $3.45 billion

2015 Committee mark:                      $3.33 billion

*Committee mark excludes Senate items


The Chairman’s mark provides:

April 9, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Cole, Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, and Chairman Rogers for your work on this bill. Today we consider the smallest of the appropriations bills, which funds the operations of our nation’s legislative branch.

April 8, 2014 Press Release

I am very pleased you are at the helm of USAID and appreciate your leadership, as well as the tireless efforts of your colleagues at USAID.  The strength of USAID is, and always has been, its dedicated public servants from the top down.  As a result of the continued generosity of the American people, USAID remains on the frontlines helping reduce poverty, hunger, and disease while making target

April 3, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Cole and Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, for your hard work on this Subcommittee. While this may be the smallest of the appropriations bills, your leadership serves as an example to others of how the partisan-divide can be bridged and compromise can be reached. I look forward to continuing my work with you and the rest of this Subcommittee.

April 2, 2014 Press Release

Ambassador Power, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you today.

April 1, 2014 Press Release

Appropriations Ranking Dem: Political Document Illustrates Majority’s Extreme Goals, Draconian Cuts to Critical Services and Investments

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the House budget resolution, introduced today by Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI):

March 27, 2014 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, we have done a lot to ease the burden of military service, for example, the Congress passed the 9/11 GI bill, the Hiring Heroes Act, and the Caregivers Act, all with strong bipartisan majorities.

March 26, 2014 Press Release

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.