Press Releases

December 5, 2019 Press Release
"More than 2 years after Hurricane Maria destroyed their homes, businesses, and public infrastructure, the American people of Puerto Rico are still without much-needed relief and recovery assistance because of perpetual – and illegal – stonewalling by this administration."
November 19, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Extends Government Funding and Health Programs Through December 20, Fully Funds a Fair and Accurate Census, and Raises Military Pay

WASHINGTON — The House today passed, on a bipartisan 231 to 192 vote, a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 20 and keep the government open after the current stopgap funding law expires this week. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration.

November 19, 2019 Press Release
"Even as we pass this CR today, American families, businesses, and communities need the certainty of full-year funding. To complete the appropriations process, we must first settle allocations with the Senate Republicans. Only by coming together in good faith can we enact responsible, full-year spending bills that invest For the People and give every American a better chance at a better life."
November 18, 2019 Press Release
"While the House did its work and passed 12 appropriations bills through committee and 10 appropriations bills off the floor, delays in the Senate mean the appropriations process is behind. With just days until current stopgap funding expires, we must pass a continuing resolution to keep government open and fund key priorities as we negotiate subcommittee allocations and then finalize individual appropriations bills."
November 18, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Extends Government Funding and Health Programs Through December 20, Fully Funds a Fair and Accurate Census, and Raises Military Pay
“With a government shutdown deadline just days away, this continuing resolution is necessary to keep government open as we work towards completing the appropriations process,” said Chairwoman Lowey. “I am particularly proud that we are assuring full funding for a fair and accurate Census and ensuring our servicemembers receive a 3.1 percent pay raise. I look forward to passing this legislation and getting it signed into law.”
November 6, 2019 Press Release
"Congressman Pete Visclosky is a valued colleague and one of the most respected voices on the Appropriations Committee. As Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Visclosky has made his mark as a champion for the women and men of our Armed Forces, and a supporter of a robust mix of defense, diplomacy, and development to keep our nation safe and strong. He has been a fierce advocate for his Northwest Indiana district, working tirelessly for the steel industry, organized labor, and local transportation projects."
October 31, 2019 Press Release
“While I am pleased the Senate has finally passed a package of appropriations bills, we face a pressing deadline of November 21 and are still far behind in completing an orderly appropriations process. “The critical next step is to complete negotiations on subcommittee allocations, allowing our subcommittee chairs to conference individual bills. To reach agreement on allocations, Senate Republicans must drop their insistence on funding a wasteful wall at the expense of critical domestic programs.”
October 10, 2019 Press Release
In letter, lawmakers warn OMB, DHS that exception apportionments for ICE enforcement and removal operations “must be reserved for extraordinary circumstances” and “communicated immediately” to Congress
Today leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees on Homeland Security wrote to the Trump administration urging “increased discipline and transparency” related to any exception to the automatic apportionment of funds for enforcement and removal operations (ERO) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
September 28, 2019 Press Release
“To allow us to quickly conference appropriations bills, the President and Senate Republicans must drop their extreme demands for border wall funding. Working families are counting on us to enact responsible bills that make our country safer and stronger and fund important priorities, not a wasteful wall.”
September 27, 2019 Press Release
Committees seek answers on timeline and directives leading up to “unlawful impoundments”
"Today House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) and House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (KY-03) sent a letter to the Trump administration requesting documents and answers regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) involvement in the withholding of foreign aid, including nearly $400 million in crucial security assistance funding for Ukraine."

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