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"I’m proud that this bill makes long-overdue investments to care for our planet, fight the climate emergency, and meet our trust obligations to tribal nations. The bill prioritizes the protection and preservation of our landscapes and biodiversity."
The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2022 Legislative Branch and Financial Services and General Government appropriations bills and its fiscal year 2022 302(b) subcommittee allocations.
The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2022 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds U.S. diplomatic, development, and foreign policy agencies and programs, including the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds agencies and programs in the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, and other programs.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2022 bill.
"The COVID-19 pandemic created the greatest public health and economic crisis in a generation – and agriculture and the food system were not spared. Early on, we quite literally watched consolidated food supply chains break right before our eyes. We saw on TV crops being plowed under. We saw that milk was being dumped. And as we build back, we must prioritize resiliency, not just for our farmers, but for American families and children who rely upon a safe, abundant, and accessible supply of food."
"First, by our estimate, the bill provides nearly $400 million in investments solely to ensure equitable participation in USDA programs, more than 16% higher than the administration’s impressive request. Among those investments are increases at our 1890 and 1994 land grant universities, and Hispanic serving institutions. It also provides funding to improve program access to historically underserved communities and provides a healthy increase for USDA’s Office of Civil Rights, above the budget request. Second, it provides nearly $350 million to address the impacts of climate change. Third, it fully funds federal pay costs and rebuilds the leadership offices at USDA that have been decimated over the past several years. These changes will ensure that program levels are not reduced by having to absorb pay costs and that they are properly managed."
"Our nation’s service members, military families, and veterans sacrifice so much for us. In turn we owe it to them to ensure they receive the resources they deserve and the services they need. With an overall discretionary increase of $11.4 billion above 2021, the fiscal year 2022 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill upholds our commitment to servicemembers, veterans, and their families and rebuilds the infrastructure that serves military families and veterans. Within the military construction portion of the bill, the legislation also protects global democracy with important investments in military facilities."
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2022 bill.
"The bill before us today is a significant sign of our commitment to our servicemembers and their families and to our Veterans. We can all be proud of the work we did to produce this bill, which takes into account the requests and feedback that all of you, and our colleagues on and off the Committee, have provided."