Latest Appropriations News
November 17, 2021 Press Release
“As Appropriators, we understand the importance of passing government funding bills that make our country stronger at home and secure in the world. Over the summer, each of us worked to write appropriations bills that meet the needs of the American people. Now that the Senate has released their versions of these bills, it is time to begin conference negotiations."
November 16, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) sent the following Dear Colleague to House Democrats this morning, providing an update on the appropriations process.
November 15, 2021 Press Release
"Senator Leahy has been at the forefront of the most important matters facing our nation, from his relentless advocacy for a more humane foreign policy to his work on privacy issues. His leadership on agriculture and environmental issues has helped support family farmers while protecting clean air and water."
November 9, 2021 Fact Sheet
November 2, 2021 Press Release
“The House and Senate majorities have both put forward appropriations bills, and our proposals meet the needs of the American people while protecting our national security."
"The United States has to play a leadership role in ending the virus’ uncontrolled spread in the world’s less developed countries. We need to enhance equitable access to vaccines across the world, making tests, therapeutics, personal protective equipment (PPE) more widely available. We need to begin the work now to prevent future pandemics, by aligning around common global targets, tracking progress, and supporting one another in fulfilling our commitments."
"Recovery from the pandemic must mean more than just recovery from the COVID-19 disease. We need to think through how we can help countries build their resilience for the long-term and preserve our development and health gains."
October 26, 2021 Statement
"Over the past few years, several studies and reports have expressed significant concern about the ability of our workforce to meet the current and future workforce gaps in skilled trades, engineering, and emerging technologies throughout the defense sector...This challenge has been a particular interest of mine as Chair, and the Committee’s report for Fiscal Year 2022 includes several reporting requirements from the Department on this issue."
"I understand that VA is eager to continue moving forward with additional ‘go-lives’ next year but the problems identified at Mann-Grandstaff must also be addressed and accounted for in future rollouts. VA has a responsibility to demonstrate improved progress at Mann-Grandstaff. This progress will help build confidence in the new system among VA staff and Veterans."
October 18, 2021 Press Release
“Befitting his background as an expert in public policy, Representative Price has been a hardworking, thoughtful, and principled legislator. He is a master of his brief, and my colleagues and I have consistently drawn on his unparalleled knowledge and wise counsel."