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July 6, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2021 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies, including the Indian Health Service.
July 6, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for the components of the Department of Homeland Security.
July 5, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2021 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation supports our military personnel, bolsters resources for military families, and provides robust funding for veterans’ benefits, healthcare, and other programs.
July 5, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2021 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow.
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July 5, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, and other international programs and activities.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
Today, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) introduced 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.
June 11, 2020 Statement
"With the funds provided, now would be the time to start fulfilling the Nation’s obligations. Instead, the Federal government is failing once again - providing insufficient personal protective equipment, incomplete test kits, and delayed distribution of funds. As of June 9, IHS reports 13,806 positive COVID-19 cases. That is out of 162,595 tests provided, or an 8.5% positive rate. But this is not even a comprehensive picture of the extent of the virus and the deaths it has caused."
June 8, 2020 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), and House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Chairman Jim Cooper (D-TN) sent a letter today to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette seeking answers on the Trump Administration’s recent proposal to resume nuclear testing.
June 4, 2020 Statement
"With many states beginning to re-open, the CDC must remain vigilant to combat the continued increase in cases as well as the expected second wave this fall. The President’s preference of a patchwork for 50 different states fighting covid-19 on their own will not stop these levels of destruction and will lead to more suffering and death. We need a national strategy on testing and tracing, and we need it now."
June 4, 2020 Statement
"We cannot have a CDC that fails to publish high-quality, specific, technical guidance. We cannot have a CDC that has reports shelved, edited, not scientifically driven, or redrafted to suit political purposes. We cannot have a CDC that provides spotty data collection and reporting. We cannot have a CDC that fails at transparency. We need federal leadership that is guided by public health expertise, real-time, rigorous, and transparent. We need CDC and its scientists and public health experts leading the way. And, I am angry that their experience and commitment have been pushed aside for a political agenda."

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