Latest Appropriations News
January 13, 2022 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released the following statement on today's bicameral, bipartisan meeting of Appropriations Committee leadership.
"I am particularly alarmed by the suggestion of some that they would prefer to funding the government under a full-year Continuing Resolution. This would harm our military: stalling modernization efforts, readiness, capacity, recruitment, operations and maintenance, impacting pay for our troops, and wasting billions in taxpayer dollars on capabilities we no longer need."
"I urge my Republican colleagues to come to join us at the negotiating table so we can fund the entire government. Because America’s national security is about more than how many dollars we provide the Pentagon."
January 11, 2022 Press Release
A full-year Continuing Resolution will make America less safe as we confront dangerous threats around the world. A full-year Continuing Resolution hurts our servicemembers and their families. A full-year Continuing Resolution misaligns resources and wastes taxpayer dollars, all while damaging our military readiness.
"One year after the horrors of that day the Capitol Police are still recovering. While their physical wounds may have healed, there is still so much more they will need to rebuild."
January 11, 2022 Statement
"None of us will forget the events of January 6th...How we remember and respond will determine how we collectively learn from the trials and mistakes that day. As we move forward, we do not want to fall into the trap of preparing to fight the last war. Rather, we must thoughtfully plan to ensure the next one never happens. Ignoring the mistakes of the past or refusing to learn and grow from them will only continue to leave the Capitol Campus vulnerable to unknown and unexpected threats."
January 5, 2022 Press Release
"As a school board member, city councilwoman, as the first African American and first woman Mayor of Southfield, Michigan, and in the House since 2014, Representative Lawrence has tenaciously focused on the well-being of hard-working middle class families and those struggling to make it in the middle class."
December 21, 2021 Press Release
"Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard is a trailblazer, a champion for the people of California, and a force on the Appropriations Committee and the Congress. It has been my privilege to have a front row seat to her work for decades."
December 9, 2021 Statement
“The American people deserve a voice in how their money is spent. Through their duly elected representatives in the Congress, the Protecting Our Democracy Act gives the American people that voice."
December 6, 2021 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today launched a new calendar on Twitter tracking Congressional Republicans’ refusal to engage in bicameral, bipartisan appropriations negotiations.