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March 12, 2019 Press Release
"The men and women of the Capitol Police put their lives on the line each day to ensure Congress is able to operate efficiently. You do your jobs so that we can do ours in a safe, secure but open environment."
March 12, 2019 Press Release
"The Related Agencies title is the smallest section of the bill but has a great impact on our country’s history and our Veterans. Frankly, I am disappointed and concerned to see that once again each of your Agencies is flat funded in the President’s Budget."
March 12, 2019 Press Release
"Last month, in what can only be described as a Freudian slip, the President praised the 'abolition of civil rights.' Unfortunately, that statement hits far too close to the truth."
March 12, 2019 Press Release
"Overall, this request stands to provide the House of Representatives the resources necessary for us to represent our constituents by affecting policy and implementing laws that will address our country’s critical needs."
March 12, 2019 Press Release
"One thing I’ve learned from these briefings is that all of these criminal organizations have one thing in common—their unlawful operations are supported and financed through money laundering. Treasury plays a vital—but often overlooked—role in combatting terrorist financing and money laundering."
March 12, 2019 Press Release
"Let me be clear: Our nation’s security cannot afford a budget that does not adequately fund our diplomatic and development programs, or life-saving humanitarian assistance. The draconian cuts this administration continues to advocate are irresponsible – particularly at a time of unprecedented human suffering – and wholesale, haphazard cuts are not an option."
March 11, 2019 Press Release
"President Trump has somehow managed to produce a budget request even more untethered from reality than his past two. This irresponsible proposal slashes investments in America’s working families to unworkable budget cap levels, resulting in cuts of 9 percent to programs like early childhood education, job training, law enforcement, safe drinking water, and scientific and medical research."
March 11, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Chairman Mike Quigley (D-IL), and House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) today sent a letter to Russell Vought, the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requesting the release of information and documents detailing how the Trump administration plans to raid previously appropriated funds for his national emergency declaration and border wall.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees today demanded Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan provide documents related to the use of Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall or barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
"Whether you are here in Washington or in the comfort of your own home, you can watch Congress and the executive branch in action on C-SPAN. This is an important part of making our nation’s legislative and executive branch open and transparent to all Americans. But one government institution remains closed to the public eye – the U.S. Supreme Court."

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