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May 17, 2012 Statements

Thank you, Chairman Young and Mr. Dicks, for your remarks and your laudable leadership on this Committee. You both, as well as our dedicated staffs, have helped craft an excellent bill that provides the necessary resources to keep our country safe and that will advance our important missions around the globe.

May 17, 2012 Statements

Thank you both for your remarks, and I congratulate you on producing a solid Appropriations bill and for bringing this bill to the Full Committee. It’s a sign of the important progress we have made in making the appropriations process more open, transparent and thorough.

May 17, 2012 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2013 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. The legislation totals $40.1 billion in regular discretionary funding, which is $2 billion – or 5% – below last year’s level.
May 17, 2012 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2013 Defense Appropriations bill. The legislation includes funding for critical national security needs, and provides the resources needed to continue the nation’s military efforts abroad. In addition, the bill provides essential funding for health and quality of life programs for the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.
May 17, 2012 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2013 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The bill provides annual funding for the offices of Members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, services for visitors, and Capitol operations and maintenance.
May 16, 2012 Statements

Thank you, Ranking Member Bishop and Chairman Culberson, for your comments and for your hard work in crafting this bill.

May 16, 2012 Statements

Thank you, Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Price, for your remarks and your skillful work on this bill. As a founding member of this subcommittee, I’m fully aware of the intricacies and time needed to craft such an important piece of legislation, and thanks to you and your staffs, we have a comprehensive, well-written bill before us today.

May 16, 2012 Statements

It is my honor to present to the Committee the fiscal year 2013 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

Similar to our work over the past two fiscal years, this bill demonstrates how we can sufficiently fund vital security programs while also reducing discretionary spending overall.

May 16, 2012 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2013 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. The legislation totals $71.7 billion in discretionary funding, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 level.
May 16, 2012 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2013 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. The legislation strengthens America’s homeland security efforts while at the same time reducing government spending. The bill provides $39.1 billion in discretionary funding for DHS, a decrease of $484 million below last year’s level and a decrease of $393 million below the President’s request.

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