October 31, 2019 Press Release
“While I am pleased the Senate has finally passed a package of appropriations bills, we face a pressing deadline of November 21 and are still far behind in completing an orderly appropriations process. “The critical next step is to complete negotiations on subcommittee allocations, allowing our subcommittee chairs to conference individual bills. To reach agreement on allocations, Senate Republicans must drop their insistence on funding a wasteful wall at the expense of critical domestic programs.”
In letter, lawmakers warn OMB, DHS that exception apportionments for ICE enforcement and removal operations “must be reserved for extraordinary circumstances” and “communicated immediately” to Congress
Today leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees on Homeland Security wrote to the Trump administration urging “increased discipline and transparency” related to any exception to the automatic apportionment of funds for enforcement and removal operations (ERO) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
September 28, 2019 Press Release
“To allow us to quickly conference appropriations bills, the President and Senate Republicans must drop their extreme demands for border wall funding. Working families are counting on us to enact responsible bills that make our country safer and stronger and fund important priorities, not a wasteful wall.”
Committees seek answers on timeline and directives leading up to “unlawful impoundments”
"Today House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) and House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (KY-03) sent a letter to the Trump administration requesting documents and answers regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) involvement in the withholding of foreign aid, including nearly $400 million in crucial security assistance funding for Ukraine."
September 26, 2019 Press Release
"The President’s fake national emergency is an end run around Congress’s power of the purse and an offense to the Constitution."
September 25, 2019 Press Release
"President Trump’s actions are shocking. They are an abuse of power that threatens our national security and undermines our Ukrainian partners."
September 19, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 4378 Extends Government Funding, Health Programs Through Nov. 21
The House today passed, on a bipartisan 301 to 123 vote, a continuing resolution with limited anomalies to extend federal government funding through Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Extends Government Funding, Health Programs Through Nov. 21
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today introduced a continuing resolution with limited anomalies to extend federal government funding through Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.
Letter Condemns OMB’s Repeated Abuse of Authority and Efforts to Block Agencies from Using Appropriated Funds
Today House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) and House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (KY-03) sent a letter to the Trump Administration expressing deep concerns about the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) escalating abuse of its Presidentially-delegated apportionment authorities and its blatant attempts to undermine Congress’s Constitutional power of the purse.
September 6, 2019 Press Release
“The Government Accountability Office, under the authority of the Comptroller General, has issued a legal decision that the Secretary violated appropriations law. The Secretary must respect this judgment, not resort to harsh partisan attacks. Instead, he appears to be continuing this administration’s alarming pattern of undermining our constitutional principles of the rule of law and the separation of powers."