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July 7, 2020 Statement
"Today’s bill reflects House Democrats’ commitment to putting necessary checks on the President’s cruel immigration enforcement efforts and invests resources where they are truly needed."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"Throughout the bill, we provide increases above the request to help maintain current services and invest in high priority capabilities and activities across the broad spectrum of homeland security missions."
July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill. In total, the bill provides $250.9 billion in both discretionary and mandatory funding, an increase of $15.2 billion above the fiscal year 2020 enacted level and $2.3 billion above the President’s budget request.

July 6, 2020 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2021 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill would invest $115.5 billion to support active duty military, veterans, and their families."
July 6, 2020 Statement
"The bill before us today demonstrates our commitment to our servicemembers and their families and to our Veterans."
July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill. Total discretionary funding in the legislation is $23.98 billion, an increase of $487 million above the FY 2020 enacted level.

The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

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July 6, 2020 Statement
"At a time when hunger is growing, the food supply is under threat, and more and more Americans are falling into poverty, this bill responds effectively to: Meet the needs of SNAP and WIC to ensure the most vulnerable have access to nutritious meals; reduce hunger by increasing funding for the Summer EBT program; and increase investments in the child nutrition program by $1.5 billion."
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July 6, 2020 Statement
"I have maintained a steadfast commitment to our rural communities. To that extent, the bill includes $1.055 billion for rural broadband expansion, including $990 million for the ReConnect program, an increase of $435 million or 78%. In total, the bill provides more than $3.2 billion in budget authority for Rural Development programs to fund critical infrastructure, such as water and wastewater systems, and rural housing needs."
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July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow.

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs today approved by voice vote it fiscal year 2021 bill. In total, the bill provides $65.87 billion in funding, an increase of $8.467 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level and $21.158 billion above the request.

The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

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