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April 10, 2019 Press Release
"When our current infrastructure is in such desperate need of repair, preparing for the future must mean ensuring continuity of service and the sustained safety of infrastructure right now. Frankly, I am unimpressed by your budget request."
April 10, 2019 Press Release
"Regrettably, I don’t think we can count on this Administration to be a serious partner in any major infrastructure effort. We are still waiting for anything resembling a realistic plan. Right now, we have a $200 billion placeholder in the budget request, and the President has refused to engage substantively on this topic other than two sentences during the State of the Union Address."
April 10, 2019 Press Release
"This is an exciting time for agriculture. New technology and research allow farmers to make more precise and cost-effective business decisions. They can increase yield while at the same time decreasing waste. I think everyone can agree that that is a win-win! And that is what we want to convey today – agriculture is doing its part."
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April 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) today introduced new legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for Americans affected by recent natural disasters.

April 9, 2019 Press Release
"I have seen the unfunded needs for the Army and across the Services, including readiness, improved facilities, and your stated goal of modernizing the force – those needs are great. This Committee wants to be your partner in achieving your goals, but it appalls me when the funding that Congress appropriates to enhance our military superiority is used to finance non-military functions via a unilateral decision by the President."
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April 9, 2019 Press Release
"The IRS makes up half our subcommittee bill and under the previous majority has been chronically underfunded for the last decade — underfunded despite issues like tax evasion, elder fraud and identity theft. So, we want to reverse those trends and provide resources tied to results."
April 9, 2019 Press Release
"As we will hear today, the programs in the Labor-HHS-Education bill fund lifesaving biomedical research. They equip our nation to deal with public health emergencies. They level the playing field for low-income children looking to learn. They help Americans get the skills they need to find a job in a tough economy. Unfortunately, the president is proposing to cut them by a total of $12.7 billion dollars. Let me assure everyone here today—that is not going to happen. We will continue to invest in these important programs."
April 9, 2019 Press Release
"While the budget proposes a $140 million increase, or 2.4 percent over the FY 2019 enacted level, this does not even cover the cost of inflation and other fixed costs, and it falls far short in addressing the health care needs of our Native brothers and sisters."
April 9, 2019 Press Release
"There is a significant and severe problem taking place that is hurting working people and middle-class Americans. We must be doing more to address wage theft, to prevent it, to combat it and to ensure working people receive the pay they earned and are legally entitled to."
April 9, 2019 Press Release
"The Administration has put forward a woefully underfunded budget request that fails agricultural communities and rural America. Many of the short-sighted proposals contained in the request have been submitted by the Department before and will be rejected by the subcommittee once again."
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