House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee today wrote to President Donald Trump opposing his plan to defund the United States’ previously appropriated and committed contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO).
"“President Trump’s promise of ‘America First’ has turned into ‘America Alone.’ The Trump Administration’s campaign against the WHO is just one of many examples of absurd policy cooked up to appeal to the President’s political base, shirk his responsibility, and abdicate America’s role as a global leader."
September 2, 2020 Press Release
“While this move is not surprising given the Trump administration’s ill-advised posture toward the World Health Organization (WHO), it is nevertheless devastating that the United States will apparently not participate in global efforts to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine."
Today, House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey, House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth, and House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney sent a letter to Russell Vought, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requesting documentation on the apportionment of appropriations in the remaining weeks of this fiscal year after the Director failed to assure the House leaders that OMB would not abuse the apportionment process.
July 31, 2020 Press Release
The House today passed, on a 217 to 197 vote, a package of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. The package consists of six bills that fund federal departments including Defense, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Treasury Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
July 30, 2020 Statement
"This package prioritizes the lives and livelihoods of the American people, and makes the strong investments needed to build a stronger future for every person."
July 29, 2020 Press Release
The House today passed H.R. 7327, the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act, legislation to expand the availability of quality child care, help workers return to their jobs when it is safe, and enable America’s economy to recover from the COVID-19 recession.
July 29, 2020 Press Release
The House today passed H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act, urgently-needed legislation to immediately address the problems child care providers have in staying open and covering their increased operating costs with limited revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 29, 2020 Fact Sheet
July 29, 2020 Statement
"What’s good for our babies is good for our budget. With this bill, we can do what’s good for our babies."