House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and Democratic Members of the House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee today wrote to President Donald Trump opposing his plan to defund the United States’ previously appropriated and committed contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO).
"“President Trump’s promise of ‘America First’ has turned into ‘America Alone.’ The Trump Administration’s campaign against the WHO is just one of many examples of absurd policy cooked up to appeal to the President’s political base, shirk his responsibility, and abdicate America’s role as a global leader."
September 2, 2020 Press Release
“While this move is not surprising given the Trump administration’s ill-advised posture toward the World Health Organization (WHO), it is nevertheless devastating that the United States will apparently not participate in global efforts to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine."
Today, House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey, House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth, and House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney sent a letter to Russell Vought, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requesting documentation on the apportionment of appropriations in the remaining weeks of this fiscal year after the Director failed to assure the House leaders that OMB would not abuse the apportionment process.
July 31, 2020 Press Release
$1.3 trillion package invests For the People, with strong funding for priorities like public health, education and job training, housing, infrastructure, police reform, service members, and climate change
The House today passed, on a 217 to 197 vote, a package of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. The package consists of six bills that fund federal departments including Defense, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Treasury Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
July 29, 2020 Press Release
Legislation supports workers and the economy through improved access to quality child care during the COVID-19 crisis
The House today passed H.R. 7327, the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act, legislation to expand the availability of quality child care, help workers return to their jobs when it is safe, and enable America’s economy to recover from the COVID-19 recession.
July 29, 2020 Press Release
Legislation creates a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund to stabilize the child care sector and support providers to safely reopen and operate
The House today passed H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act, urgently-needed legislation to immediately address the problems child care providers have in staying open and covering their increased operating costs with limited revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 28, 2020 Press Release
In advance of Floor consideration this week, the House Appropriations Committee released a division-by-division summary of the second minibus of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. The House is expected to consider the legislation, H.R. 7617, beginning this week.
July 24, 2020 Press Release
$259.5 billion package invests For the People, with strong funding for priorities like food security, public health and safety, infrastructure, environment and climate change
The House today passed, on a 224 to 189 vote, a package of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills.
July 17, 2020 Press Release
"Our bill responds to the heightened urgency of the child care crisis by providing critical relief to working families, child care providers, and essential workers. In addition, it includes long overdue funding for child care infrastructure and offers incentives for employers to provide child care assistance."