Latest Appropriations News
June 24, 2022 Statement
"I reject the false dichotomy that we must leave our values at the door as we look to protect our nation and strengthen our security. DHS plays a critical role in keeping our nation safe and we must support and strengthen these efforts while respecting the dignity of those who reach our borders and ensuring they receive due process under the law."
“The Homeland jurisdiction includes some of the most controversial issues this Committee faces. That makes it even more important for the Subcommittee to work collegially. As a founding member of the Subcommittee, I believe we have done that relatively well over the years, and I very much appreciate the contributions of the Ranking Member and all the members of the subcommittee to maintaining that approach."
'With this funding, House Democrats are ensuring the American people— our workforce, public health infrastructure, and education system— are equipped with the resources needed to allow our communities to thrive.”
"I am proud to advance this legislation which builds on the success of 2022 to provide Americans the support they so desperately need. We will invest $242.1 billion, an increase of 13 percent above 2022, for the programs at HHS, DOL, Education and their related agencies."
"These investments are essential pathways to the American Dream and will help grow opportunity for the middle class through homeownership and closing the gap on rent burdens while supporting the vulnerable by preserving affordable housing. This bill makes the critical investments families need to build better futures.”
"Strengthening and sustaining the reliability of our transportation infrastructure is good for our communities. It is part of how we confront the climate crisis and fight inflation. And in the process, we are also creating good-paying American jobs that lift up our communities, expand opportunities for low-income and working Americans, and push our economic development forward."
"The bill we have before us today represents our commitment to the American people. The funding provided in this bill will improve transportation safety, address our nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis, and protect vulnerable populations—especially those most likely to have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including communities of color, the unhoused, and LGBTQ+ individuals."
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2023 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill on a 32 to 26 vote.
"These are programs vitally important to servicemembers, their families, and to our veterans. Robust investments will keep our nation safe, rebuild our infrastructure, and honor our men and women in uniform."
“I am proud that the bill before us makes needed investments in the programs that improve our military readiness and quality of life and provides the benefits and medical care our veterans have earned during their service to our nation."