Press Releases

May 30, 2019 Press Release
“We were sent to Congress to solve problems, not to make them worse. Yet House Republicans have again delayed desperately-needed relief for American families and communities – even as tornadoes and storms continue to hit the Midwest." “It is beyond comprehension that anyone would think 15 minutes of fame is worth making disaster victims, like those in flood-battered Tennessee, wait even longer for the help they need.”
May 28, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s heartless objection once again delays desperately needed relief for families and communities across the country. It is disheartening to see House Republicans’ callousness in the face of so much suffering.”
May 24, 2019 Press Release
“After President Trump and Senate Republicans delayed disaster relief for more than four months, it is deeply disappointing that House Republicans are now making disaster victims wait even longer to get the help they need."
May 23, 2019 Press Release
“I am pleased that President Trump and the Republicans have finally relented and agreed to deliver relief to all Americans struck by recent disasters. This $19.1 billion bill will help communities rebuild, assist farmers and rural communities, provide critical health care, nutritional assistance, and social services for disaster victims, and repair damaged federal facilities."
May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. Total discretionary funding in the legislation is $24.310 billion, which is $1 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the legislation provides $137.1 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $6 billion above the 2019 enacted level and $17.3 billion above the President’s budget request. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
May 22, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 30 to 21. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies, including the Indian Health Service.
May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 30 to 22. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

May 22, 2019 Press Release
Legislation provides $24.3 billion in discretionary funding, investing in rural community infrastructure, food programs for those in need at home and abroad, medical product innovation and food and drug safety activities, programs that serve farmers and ranchers, agriculture research, and oversight of the commodity futures market

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Thursday, May 23.

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May 22, 2019 Press Release
Legislation increases funding by $6 billion from the 2019 level, investing in America’s infrastructure, improving transportation safety, protecting vulnerable populations, building resilience to climate change, and expanding access to safe, affordable, and fair housing
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Thursday, May 23.

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