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May 22, 2019 Statement
"With these investments, we can promote economic development, research and mitigate against climate change, address gun violence, and promote criminal justice reform."
May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 30 to 22. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

May 22, 2019 Statement
The budget proposed by the Trump Administration left a series of budgetary holes throughout the agencies that this subcommittee had to fill. They proposed eliminating programs that members on both sides of the aisle support. Thankfully, we have been able to do this job with an adequate allocation of $73.895 billion in funding for fiscal year 2020, an increase of $9.8 billion over fiscal year 2019. This amount includes a budget adjustment for the 2020 Census, which is an extremely high priority in this bill. Within this allocation, this bill makes significant investments in justice reform, economic development, and the science agencies. We also increased funding for programs and research focused on climate change, and for efforts to address gun violence."
May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Thursday, May 23.

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May 22, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Thursday, May 23.
May 21, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 31 to 21. The legislation funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior programs, the Department of Energy, and other related agencies.
May 21, 2019 Statement
"This bill would invest $46.6 billion to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, build the next generation of clean energy technologies, and responsibly protect our national security."
May 21, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Defense bill on a vote of 30 to 22. The legislation funds the Department of Defense, including operations and maintenance, readiness activities, research and development, equipment modernization, and health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families.
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May 21, 2019 Statement
"This bill makes critical investments toward combating climate change, advancing science and innovation, creating water infrastructure in states and territories and investing in critical nuclear security systems. This bill rejects the President’s drastic and short-sighted proposed cuts– including a 12% decrease to the Department of Energy, a 31% decrease to the Army Corps of Engineers, and a 28% decrease to the Bureau of Reclamation – and instead increases investments to these important programs to meet national priorities as our nation’s population is projected to grow from 325 million to 400 million by 2050."
May 21, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science and Interior-Environment appropriations bills.

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