Press Releases

October 26, 2020 Press Release
“The State Department has a legal obligation under the Federal Records Act to create and retain documentation of the Department’s actions, including by the Secretary and his inner circle. Congress has every right to review those official records. Whether it’s before Secretary Pompeo’s departure or afterwards, the truth about this administration’s corruption will come out.”
October 11, 2020 Press Release
“Set against the ongoing health crisis and the economic carnage wrought by the coronavirus, the Trump administration’s latest offer is woefully inadequate. It ignores science-based solutions to crush the virus and shortchanges state and local governments that provide most services Americans depend on."
October 6, 2020 Press Release
"It is profoundly disturbing that President Trump has abandoned ongoing bipartisan talks. His tweets announcing this decision reveal that his only concern now is a desperate attempt to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. I can only assume this rush is motivated by a desire to have conservative justices in place to bless his ongoing attempts to steal the election in November and to quickly overturn the Affordable Care Act, kicking millions of Americans off their health care in the middle of this pandemic."
October 1, 2020 Press Release
Legislation Formalizes House Proffer in Bipartisan Negotiations
The House today passed, on a 214 to 207 vote, an updated version of The Heroes Act, addressing needs that have developed since the House passed an earlier iteration and formalizing House Democrats’ proffer in ongoing negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
October 1, 2020 Press Release
"As Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin continue their negotiations, the House’s consideration of this legislation formalizes this body’s proffer in these negotiations. To that end, we have updated the earlier version of The Heroes Act by including strengthened support for small businesses, additional assistance for airline industry workers, and more funds for the children – for schools, postsecondary education, and child care."
October 1, 2020 Press Release
"I am particularly pleased that Democrats prevailed in securing nearly $8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for struggling Americans. Democrats will build on this victory to negotiate full appropriations bills that invest for the people."
September 30, 2020 Press Release
"The American people cannot afford to wait until next year for action, so Democrats are making good on our offer to compromise. This updated version of The Heroes Act seeks to meet Republicans halfway, while addressing needs that have grown since May."
September 28, 2020 Press Release
Legislation Addresses Needs That Have Developed Since May, Reflects Negotiation Efforts
House Democrats today released an updated version of The Heroes Act, addressing needs that have developed since the House passed an earlier iteration and reflecting negotiations between Democrats and Republicans.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
Legislation extends government funding through December 11
The House today passed, on a 359 to 57 vote, a bipartisan continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 11 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.
September 22, 2020 Press Release
Legislation extends government funding through December 11
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today filed H.R. 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, reflecting bipartisan agreement on an extension of government funding through December 11. The legislation is a modified version of H.R. 8319, which Chairwoman Lowey filed yesterday.

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