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March 14, 2020 Press Release
Legislation guarantees free coronavirus testing, secures paid emergency leave, enhances Unemployment Insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states
In advance of House consideration later today, House Democrats have released the text of the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The legislation is expected to be considered on the Floor under suspension of the rules.
March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey today delivered the following remarks to the House Rules Committee in support of an appropriate rule for the House to consider H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

March 11, 2020 Press Release
Legislation provides paid leave, establishes free testing, protects health workers, and provides important benefits to children and families
House Democrats today introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Americans’ personal safety and financial security.
March 9, 2020 Press Release
Lowey to no-show Pompeo: Either “you are unable or unwilling to defend both the Trump administration’s budget and its chaotic and incompetent handling of this dire public health threat”
House Appropriations Committee and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today condemned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for refusing to testify before the Subcommittee regarding the Trump administration’s budget request and its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
March 5, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation is a strong step to enable a coordinated, whole-of-government response to keep families and communities safe from the coronavirus."
March 5, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies will hold a public witness hearing on March 31, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building for those who wish to provide input for the FY2021 Appropriations bill.
March 4, 2020 Press Release
The House today passed, on a bipartisan 415 to 2 vote, emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to address the coronavirus outbreak.
March 4, 2020 Press Release
"While the Trump administration has repeatedly demonstrated a failure to understand public health needs, Congress is acting with the seriousness and sense of urgency the coronavirus threat demands."
March 4, 2020 Press Release
Legislation provides $8.3 billion for a robust response to the crisis, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today introduced an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to fully address the coronavirus outbreak.
February 28, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security will hold a public witness hearing on March 25, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. for those who wish to provide input for the FY2021 Appropriations bill.

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