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June 5, 2019 Statement
"No funding is provided for the border wall or additional border barriers, and a provision is included prohibiting the use of any federal funds for border barrier construction other than funds explicitly appropriated by Congress for that purpose in prior years."
June 5, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. The bill provides a gross total of $63.8 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, $2.2 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $1.9 billion below the President’s request. When excluding offsetting collections and a cap adjustment for disaster response activities, the net discretionary total for the bill is $49.7 billion. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
June 4, 2019 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill rejects the President’s misguided budget and instead invests in important initiatives for the people. The bill would reduce hunger at home and abroad, support rural development and our farmers, and ensure the FDA is properly funded to meet the growing needs of regulating our food, medicines, and more."
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June 4, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 29 to 21. The legislation funds agencies and programs within the Department of Agriculture, the Farm Credit Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration.
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June 4, 2019 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2020 allocation for this bill is $24.310 billion – four percent above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, but more than $5.1 billion above the budget request. Once again, this bill rejects many of the Administration’s draconian cuts to programs that assist our rural communities and vulnerable populations."
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June 4, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats continue our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill, which focuses on improving public health and safety, protecting the traveling public and enhancing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities so that every American has a shot at a better life."
June 4, 2019 Statement
"This year’s bill represents a positive, inclusive vision for our country that will benefit all Americans. It includes $75.8 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $4.7 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $17.3 billion above the President’s budget request. Our favorable allocation allowed us to make significant and meaningful investments in three priority areas: infrastructure, safety, and protecting vulnerable populations."
June 4, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 29 to 21. The legislation funds the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies, including the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.
June 4, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, June 5. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its related agencies.
June 3, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the bill includes $24.55 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $1.4 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $355.5 million over the President’s 2020 budget request. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

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