June 12, 2019 Statement
"Today we bring four bills to the Floor that reject the slash-and-burn approach of the Trump administration and instead chart a new course – one that increases investments in American families to make up for lost ground; one that gives every person a better chance at a better life."
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Financial Services and General Government bill on a vote of 30 to 21. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of the Treasury, the Judiciary, the Executive Office of the President, and other independent agencies, including the Small Business Administration.
June 11, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security bill on a vote of 29 to 20. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its related agencies.
"House Democrats are fighting to ensure that America is safe, strong, and moving forward. With investments in our financial regulators and small businesses, we can help improve the financial security of every family. And with funding for election security, we can safeguard our democracy."
"Ultimately, this bill will improve the both the economic and national security of communities across the country, whether it be by improving their tax filing experience, protecting their privacy and their financial investments, promoting small business creation, defending the integrity of our elections, combatting drug trafficking, I could go on and on."
June 11, 2019 Statement
"With this bill, House Democrats continue working to strengthen our national security while reflecting our American values. The bill provides strong investments in disaster relief and anti-terrorism grant programs while putting a check on the cruel immigration enforcement of the Trump Administration. Restrictions in this bill would tighten the reins on the Administration’s practice of transferring funds for purposes other than those intended by Congress, including the dramatic expansion of interior immigration enforcement."
"This bill takes a balanced approach that includes many increases above the current level and the request across the diverse range of the department’s homeland security missions."
June 10, 2019 Statement
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey delivered the following remarks to the House Rules Committee in support of an appropriate rule for the House to consider H.R. 2740, the first minibus of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills.
June 10, 2019 Fact Sheet