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."
August 19, 2019 Press Release
“The Domestic Gag Rule undermines the very purpose of the Title X program, which is to allow millions of women and men to access basic family planning services. Forcing so many providers out of the program will put birth control out of reach for millions, with severe consequences for families across the country."
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today wrote to Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russell Vought strongly opposing the Trump administration’s latest ploy to withhold foreign assistance.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
“The House has already passed ten of its appropriations bills to fund the government for fiscal year 2020. With a bipartisan spending framework now in place, the Senate must quickly get to work so that we can conference appropriations bills when Congress returns in September. We owe it to the American people to responsibly fund the government and avoid another shutdown.”
July 22, 2019 Press Release
“House Democrats have insisted on raising unworkable budget caps to ensure that Congress can responsibly fund our government and uphold our commitment to America’s families. That’s what this agreement does."
Leaders of Appropriations, Energy and Commerce Committees warn that moving ahead with dramatic changes to NRC safety protocols without meaningful public input would weaken vital safety oversight and put public at risk; Lawmakers demand public comment period prior to vote on proposed changes
The House Appropriations and Energy and Commerce Committees today pushed back against proposed changes by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to its Reactor Oversight Process (ROP), the program that monitors and manages the performance and safety measures governing nuclear power plants.
June 27, 2019 Press Release
The House today passed a $4.6 billion emergency supplemental to provide humanitarian relief to migrant children and families at the southern border.
June 27, 2019 Press Release
Funding and provisions in amendment make critical improvements For The Children
House Democrats, led by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17), today introduced an amendment strengthening the Senate’s emergency humanitarian supplemental by making critical improvements to support children and families.
June 26, 2019 Press Release
Legislation provides $1.4 billion increase in funding to protect consumers, assist small businesses, and invest in distressed communities; Legislation protects our democracy with $600 million for election security grants; Bill also includes 3.1% Federal civilian pay raise
The House today passed, on a 224 to 196 vote, the fiscal year 2020 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of the Treasury, the Judiciary, the Executive Office of the President, and other independent agencies, including the Small Business Administration.