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May 28, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s heartless objection once again delays desperately needed relief for families and communities across the country. It is disheartening to see House Republicans’ callousness in the face of so much suffering.”
May 24, 2019 Press Release
“After President Trump and Senate Republicans delayed disaster relief for more than four months, it is deeply disappointing that House Republicans are now making disaster victims wait even longer to get the help they need."
May 23, 2019 Press Release
“I am pleased that President Trump and the Republicans have finally relented and agreed to deliver relief to all Americans struck by recent disasters. This $19.1 billion bill will help communities rebuild, assist farmers and rural communities, provide critical health care, nutritional assistance, and social services for disaster victims, and repair damaged federal facilities."
May 23, 2019 Statement
"The bill before us rejects the President’s misguided budget and instead invests in important initiatives for the people.The Fiscal Year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill would reduce hunger at home and abroad, support rural development and our farmers, and ensure the FDA is properly funded to meet the growing needs of regulating our food, medicines, and more."
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May 23, 2019 Statement
"Our fiscal year 2020 allocation is $24.310 billion – four percent above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. This is more than $5.1 billion above the budget request. ... It is a strong bill that makes extremely important and necessary investments in our rural communities, farm programs, and vulnerable populations."
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May 23, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats continue our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill, which focuses on improving public health and safety, protecting the traveling public and enhancing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities so that every American has a shot at a better life."
May 23, 2019 Statement
"This year’s T-HUD bill makes forward-looking investments in our housing and transportation infrastructure, while ensuring concerted attention to safety, the needs of the most vulnerable, and resilience. It will benefit all American communities – urban and rural – and lays the foundation for economic growth and opportunity. I look forward to working with my colleagues to enact it into law."
May 23, 2019 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 2020 bill. Total discretionary funding in the legislation is $24.310 billion, which is $1 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the legislation provides $137.1 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $6 billion above the 2019 enacted level and $17.3 billion above the President’s budget request. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
May 22, 2019 Statement
"The Committee continues our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which would make sound investments to protect the health and safety of Americans, preserve our rich cultural heritage, and conserve our environment for future generations. This bill marks a serious investment in these priorities, with much-needed increases after years of inadequate funding."

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