Press Releases

July 6, 2020 Press Release
Legislation provides $50.72 billion in discretionary funding, investing in smart, effective security, resources to meet humanitarian needs of migrants, and programs proven to keep Americans safe; Bill also prohibits funding for border wall and rejects additional Border Patrol Agents and border barriers
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
Legislation increases discretionary funding by $5.1 billion above the enacted 2020 level, upholding our commitment to servicemembers, Veterans, and military families; Legislation also includes $12.5 billion in emergency spending for VA to address rising cost of Veterans’ health care
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
Legislation provides $23.98 billion in discretionary funding, investing in rural community infrastructure, domestic and international food programs, programs that serve farmers and ranchers, agriculture research, and oversight of the commodity futures market
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
Legislation rejects the President’s proposed 20 percent cut to the State Department, USAID, and related programs; Bill restores funding for critical diplomatic, development, and humanitarian programs and priorities, including the World Health Organization, ensuring robust U.S. engagement with key international partners, and includes emergency funding for coronavirus preparedness, response, and relief globally
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 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.
May 25, 2020 Press Release
House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Ranking Member John Carter (R-TX), and full House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX), today sent a bipartisan request to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie urging that all gravestones inscribed with swastikas and messages honoring Hitler be removed from military cemeteries.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Bold, Transformative Legislation Meets the Challenge of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The House today passed, on a bipartisan 208 to 199 vote, The Heroes Act, a bold and comprehensive coronavirus response bill that will meet the challenge this pandemic poses to our nation.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
"The Heroes Act is a bold step to provide that support and ensure our nation meets the challenge of the pandemic and the ensuing economic recession."
May 14, 2020 Press Release
"The Heroes Act takes that wisdom to heart. It is the bold and transformative step we need to ensure our nation meets the challenge of the pandemic and the ensuing economic recession."

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