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Chairman Frelinghuysen Statement on the President’s Budget Request

Washington, February 12, 2018

House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement today on the release of the President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019:

"The Appropriations Committee is committed to our Constitutional duty to provide timely and responsible funding for all aspects of the federal government. We will carefully and thoroughly review this Fiscal Year 2019 budget request from the President, conduct strong oversight, and hold agencies accountable for the use of taxpayer funds and ask them to justify their request. The Committee will perform our own analysis and craft legislation that reflects the will of the House and the needs of the people we represent. 

"In the meantime, the Committee is working rapidly to complete work of the current 2018 Fiscal Year. We are currently negotiating with our Senate counterparts with the goal of completing these long-overdue bills before the March 23rd deadline. We look forward to moving this essential legislation to the President’s desk and having it signed into law.”



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