Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Legislative Branch Funding Bill
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2023 funding bill.
For fiscal year 2023, the bill appropriates a total of $5.702 billion, an increase of $954.4 million or 20.1 percent, over 2022. The legislation:
- Increases funding to hire additional officers, improve training, and bolster wellness support for the Capitol Police.
- Makes a substantial investment in securing our Capitol Complex for the safety of its Members, staff, and visitors.
- Expands internship opportunities by providing a livable wage for House interns, growing opportunities for working and middle-class families.
- Provides the necessary increases to support the staffing and other resources needed by Congress to do its job well and best serve constituents.
The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that the men and women who serve in our nation’s Capitol have the resources needed to serve our constituents efficiently and effectively. This legislation builds off the important progress we’ve made in hiring and retaining staff and continues to remove barriers to public service for working-class Americans by providing more funding for paid internships,” said Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Ryan (D-OH-13). “I am proud that this legislation also makes strong investments in United States Capitol Police to ensure they have the resources to keep the Capitol safe for all those who work and visit the Capitol.”
“A strong and well-functioning Legislative Branch is essential to our democracy,” Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) said. “More than a year after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, this bill bolsters investments to further secure the Capitol Complex and support the Capitol Police, including increasing funds to hire more police officers and improve resources to retain and bolster the wellness of the existing force. It helps change the complex and culture to protect the United States Capitol and the people who work there.”