Latest Appropriations News
"I’m proud that this bill makes long-overdue investments to care for our planet, fight the climate emergency, and meet our trust obligations to tribal nations."
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2022 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill on a 32-25 vote.
"I am proud that the bill before us today restores American leadership around the globe in dealing with responding to threats, including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, addressing urgent humanitarian needs, and confronting the climate crisis."
"A deadly pandemic still rages in most of the world. New COVID variants, left unchecked, could soon overwhelm our domestic efforts to defeat the virus. A global economic hangover caused by the pandemic has pushed millions who recently climbed out of extreme poverty back into deprivation. We need to address this economic damage lest it slow our own recovery at home. And the United Nations anticipates that more than 235 million people require humanitarian assistance and protection - which is a 40 percent increase over 2020 - and 80 million people have been forcibly displaced – the highest on record – the United States must lead."
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2022 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill on a 33-24 vote.
"By providing an overall discretionary increase of $11.4 billion above 2021, this bill supports our veterans, rebuilds infrastructure that serves military families, and protects our national security with important global investments."
"I am proud that the bill before us reflects this work and makes needed investments in the programs that improve our military readiness and quality of life and provides the benefits and medical care our veterans have earned during their service to our nation."
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill by voice vote.
"It is an increase of more than $2.8 billion – more than 10 percent. And I applaud that. This increase is critical as we work to tackle hunger, lift up rural communities, rebuild public health and safety infrastructure, confront the climate crisis, and foster greater equity."
"The work done by the agencies and staff funded in this bill touches the lives of every citizen. That work was on full display over the past year. From USDA’s domestic nutrition programs adapting to feed millions of children as they learned from home, to issuing moratoriums on foreclosures to address the housing crisis brought on by COVID-19. A large number of USDA veterinary medical officers and other qualified personnel were deployed around the country to help vaccinate people. And of course, we all know of FDA’s tireless work to review COVID-19 vaccine applications and tests."