Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2021 Legislative Branch Funding Bill
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill. The bill appropriates a total of $4.198 billion, $207 million, or 5.2 percent, above the FY 2020 enacted level.
The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
“I’m proud to release this bill, which serves as a down payment on the modernization of the House of Representatives and ensures we can continue to serve our constituents efficiently and effectively. I am pleased that this legislation increases transparency for United States Capitol Police, provides additional funding for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and includes a $25 million increase for Members to hire and retain the staff needed to serve our constituents,” said House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Ryan. “Finally, I am especially proud that this funding bill allows DACA recipients to work in the halls of Congress. The United States is the only country Dreamers have ever known. These young people deserve to work here, and the House of Representatives will be a better institution because of their service.”
“This bill makes key investments in the Legislative Branch – from funding for House modernization initiatives to increased resources for diversity and inclusion efforts – to better reflect and meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey. “Strong funding will also support a talented workforce essential to the legislative process and will expand opportunities for more young Americans eager to serve their country through funding for paid internships and a pathway to employ Dreamers.”