Press Releases

May 1, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch today approved its fiscal year 2020 bill. The bill appropriates a total of $3.943 billion, $135 million or 3.6 percent more than in FY 2019.
May 1, 2019 Press Release
“Through its callous immigration policies, the Trump administration has contributed to a humanitarian emergency on the border. As a country, we must do more to meet the needs of migrants – especially children and families – who are arriving in increasing numbers."
April 30, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies today approved its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the bill includes $189.8 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $11.7 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $47.8 billion over the President’s 2020 budget request.
April 30, 2019 Press Release
Legislation increases discretionary funding by $10 billion from the 2019 level, upholding our commitment to servicemembers, veterans, and military families.

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

April 30, 2019 Press Release
Legislation increases discretionary funding by $135 million from enacted 2019 level

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Legislative Branch funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds the Legislative Branch of the U.S. government, including the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Budget Office, and Capitol Police. 

April 29, 2019 Press Release
Legislation increases discretionary funding by $11.7 billion from the 2019 level, investing in education, health care, medical research, and job training so people have a better chance at a better life; Bill funds firearm injury and mortality prevention research at CDC for first time in more than 20 years.

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow.

April 9, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) today introduced new legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for Americans affected by recent natural disasters. The $17.2 billion emergency supplemental builds on legislation the House passed in January. It includes an additional $3 billion to address urgent needs following flooding in the Midwest and tornadoes in the South that have occurred while the House-passed bill has languished in the Senate.
April 2, 2019 Press Release
“Unless Congress and the President act soon, our country faces an imminent, $125 billion fiscal cliff that will force huge cuts to investments in America’s working families and deep damage to our national security. Averting the damage of these unworkable budget caps must be a top priority, which is why I am pleased to join Chairman Yarmuth to introduce the Investing for the People Act."
March 27, 2019 Press Release
“This unprecedented action will clearly be a consideration as the Committee disposes the entirety of the Department’s budget request, including its current transfer authority"
March 25, 2019 Press Release
"Congressman José Serrano is a distinguished leader and a dear friend. When he retires at the end of his term, he will be missed both in the New York delegation and on the Appropriations Committee."

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