Press Releases

February 1, 2019 Press Release
Subcommittee Releases Instructions for Submitting Requests to Testify
The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold public witness hearings on Tuesday, February 26 for non-tribal programs, and March 6 and 7 for tribal programs.
January 31, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today announced Vice Chairs for the House Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees in the 116th Congress.
January 30, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) today released a list of House Democratic proposals for smart, effective border security that Democrats will advocate for in the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security.
January 30, 2019 Press Release
"With this proposal, Democrats are once again supporting strong border security as an essential component of homeland security. Border security, however, is more than physical barriers; and homeland security is more than border security. My proposal strikes a balance between a strong homeland security posture without compromising America’s core values.”
January 30, 2019 Press Release
"We are appropriators, and consistent with the proud tradition of our committees, I am confident that we will be able to reach a compromise. I hope that all stakeholders, including the President, will work in good faith to support us as we carry out our responsibilities. Together, we can secure our border and uphold our values."
January 30, 2019 Press Release
"Before we turn to the business at hand, I would like to say what an honor it is to serve as the Chairwoman of this Committee, to work alongside each and every Member in this room, and for all of us to work on behalf of all the people of the United States of America."
January 29, 2019 Press Release
“While well intentioned, automatic Continuing Resolutions would weaken Congress’ power of the purse, shift power to the President, and make it much harder to fund investments important to working families. Discretionary spending should be subject to annual review by Congress, not indefinite autopilot."
January 28, 2019 Press Release
The House of Representatives and the Senate today announced that the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations will meet on Wednesday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. in HC-5.
January 25, 2019 Press Release
Continuing Resolution Cleared for President; House Agrees to Go to Conference on Homeland Security

The House today approved, by unanimous consent, a Continuing Resolution to reopen all federal agencies through February 15 and provide back pay to federal employees. The Senate approved the legislation earlier today and House passage cleared the legislation for the President’s signature.

January 25, 2019 Press Release
“After Congress passes the legislation and President Trump signs it, I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle and across the Capitol in conference negotiations to craft a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that provides smart, effective solutions for border security while staying true to our values as Americans.”