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February 5, 2020 Statement
"Given the unique, scientific tools and personnel of the Department of Energy and its national labs, and the potential for future breakthroughs in health-related fields, it seems especially important for the Department of Energy to increase its coordination and collaborations with the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. This will give the best chances of developing new innovations in biomedical sciences to unlock the hidden mysteries of the human brain, retool the human body when it has been broken, save lives, and sustain life on earth."
February 4, 2020 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today urged the Trump administration to transmit a request to Congress for emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
January 28, 2020 Press Release

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), today introduced an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to provide support to Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes. The legislation is expected to be considered in the House next week.

January 16, 2020 Press Release
The legislation provides $3.35 billion in assistance to Puerto Rico, with significant funding for educational needs, repairs to transportation infrastructure, and community development activities.
January 16, 2020 Press Release
“Congress makes funding decisions, and the Trump Administration’s illegal impoundment of these vital national security funds was a brazen assault on the checks and balances inherent to our democracy. Given that this illegal conduct threatened our security and undermined our elections, I feel even more strongly that the House has chosen the right course by impeaching President Trump. No one is above the law."
January 15, 2020 Press Release
"“As appropriators, we have fought for the release of the aid by questioning Secretary Carson, establishing a legal deadline for agency action, conducting an oversight hearing with HUD officials and the Inspector General, and withholding money from the Department in the most recent appropriations bill. It should never have come to this."
January 14, 2020 Press Release
"Make no mistake: This decision will make Americans less safe, burden more military families, and do further violence to the Constitutional separation of powers that are inherent to our democracy.”
January 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold public witness hearings on February 6 for non-tribal programs, and February 11 and 12 for tribal programs.

December 20, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) released the following statement after President Trump signed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills.

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