Latest Appropriations News
May 18, 2021 Statement
"As the largest non-defense appropriations bill, this subcommittee allocates approximately one-third of annual non-defense discretionary spending...As we draft a new bill for fiscal year 2022, it is important to hear from our colleagues about their top priorities."
"People with reliable broadband at home were more easily able to socially distance by transitioning to telecommuting and remote learning. They could use video conferencing to keep in touch with friends and family, access health care services, order essential supplies and medicines, and use government services. In other words, the pandemic has made it abundantly clear that access to reliable broadband is not a luxury but a necessity. Broadband is as important to modern life as electricity or running water."
May 18, 2021 Statement
"Today’s hearing represents a great opportunity to listen to a diverse group of Members from across the country share their views on a wide range of issues related to our bill."
"Although we do not yet have the FY2022 President’s budget request, I am hopeful that it will reflect a renewed commitment to prioritizing the funding of military construction projects that ensure the success of our military and those families that sacrifice so much for our country."
May 18, 2021 Press Release
"While we will soon establish a commission to investigate the January 6th domestic terrorist attack on the United States Capitol, it is our responsibility to act now, not later, and provide the resources necessary to protect the Capitol and those who work and visit here."
“We have been advocating for greater U.S. action to respond to this crisis globally for months. Using COVAX is the right thing to do to ensure that doses reach the most vulnerable first."
May 14, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today introduced the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act. The bill addresses the insurrection with $1.9 billion in funding to respond to the tragic events of that day.
May 13, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT-03) and House Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02), today sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D., requesting transparency related to the budget for food programs at the FDA.
May 13, 2021 Statement
"The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee funds programs that affect every city, county, and state in the country. From building and repairing our nation’s affordable housing to fixing roads and bridges, the programs in this bill protect vulnerable populations and create jobs that further America’s infrastructure."
"But it is absolutely crucial that we train police to deal with mental health emergencies. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs create connections between law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency services and individuals with mental illness and their families."