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February 15, 2012 Press Release
The 2013 discretionary budget request for the Department of Homeland Security is $39.5 billion, plus an additional $5.5 billion in disaster relief funding that does not count toward the discretionary cap. At roughly the same level as 2012, this budget represents the first time an Administration has not sought an increase for homeland security activities since the Department was formed. Like all federal agencies, you have been asked to do more with less, and this has required some tough decisions.
January 18, 2012 Press Release
Today the House and Senate conferees have filed a conference report containing the nine remaining Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations bills, none of which resorts to a continuing resolution mechanism for funding. The conference report funds the government at a level that is consistent with the Budget Control Act, and I am pleased that we were able to resolve the major disagreements that Democrats expressed regarding legislative provisions inserted by House Republicans into several of these bills.
December 23, 2011 Press Release
The Appropriations Committee has begun to restore its reputation as a workhorse committee, finding ways to resolve our differences without drama and quietly getting our work done.
December 23, 2011 Press Release
The Appropriations Committee has begun to restore its reputation as a workhorse committee, finding ways to resolve our differences without drama and quietly getting our work done.
December 16, 2011 Press Release
Today the House and Senate conferees have filed a conference report containing the nine remaining Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations bills, none of which resorts to a continuing resolution mechanism for funding. The conference report funds the government at a level that is consistent with the Budget Control Act, and I am pleased that we were able to resolve the major disagreements that Democrats expressed regarding legislative provisions inserted by House Republicans into several of these bills.
December 16, 2011 Press Release
Today the House and Senate conferees have filed a conference report containing the nine remaining Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations bills, none of which resorts to a continuing resolution mechanism for funding. The conference report funds the government at a level that is consistent with the Budget Control Act, and I am pleased that we were able to resolve the major disagreements that Democrats expressed regarding legislative provisions inserted by House Republicans into several of these bills.
December 7, 2011 Press Release

December 7th, 2011

Rep. Norm Dicks, Washington

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana

Rep. Nita Lowey, New York

Rep. José Serrano, New York

Rep. Rosa Delauro, Connecticut

Rep. James Moran, Virginia

Rep. David Price, North Carolina

December 7, 2011 Press Release

December 7th, 2011

Rep. Norm Dicks, Washington

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana

Rep. Nita Lowey, New York

Rep. José Serrano, New York

Rep. Rosa Delauro, Connecticut

Rep. James Moran, Virginia

Rep. David Price, North Carolina

November 17, 2011 Press Release
I am relieved that at a time that families continue to struggle to make ends meet, this bill will protect vital domestic food programs that are keeping food on the tables of millions of families. The bill also makes critical investments in international food programs that are key to international stability and a successful foreign policy.
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November 15, 2011 Press Release
This conference report represents a compromise agreement between both political parties and chambers of congress. After over a week of negotiations, nobody got everything they wanted but common ground has been found.

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