Press Releases

January 28, 2020 Press Release
Legislation provides $4.67 billion for educational needs, transportation infrastructure repairs, and disaster relief activities

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), today introduced an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to provide support to Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes. The legislation is expected to be considered in the House next week.

January 16, 2020 Press Release
$3.35 billion emergency supplemental provides robust funding for educational needs, transportation infrastructure repairs, and disaster relief activities
The legislation provides $3.35 billion in assistance to Puerto Rico, with significant funding for educational needs, repairs to transportation infrastructure, and community development activities.
January 16, 2020 Press Release
“Congress makes funding decisions, and the Trump Administration’s illegal impoundment of these vital national security funds was a brazen assault on the checks and balances inherent to our democracy. Given that this illegal conduct threatened our security and undermined our elections, I feel even more strongly that the House has chosen the right course by impeaching President Trump. No one is above the law."
January 15, 2020 Press Release
"“As appropriators, we have fought for the release of the aid by questioning Secretary Carson, establishing a legal deadline for agency action, conducting an oversight hearing with HUD officials and the Inspector General, and withholding money from the Department in the most recent appropriations bill. It should never have come to this."
January 14, 2020 Press Release
"Make no mistake: This decision will make Americans less safe, burden more military families, and do further violence to the Constitutional separation of powers that are inherent to our democracy.”
January 8, 2020 Press Release
Subcommittee Releases Instructions for Submitting Requests to Testify

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold public witness hearings on February 6 for non-tribal programs, and February 11 and 12 for tribal programs.

December 20, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) released the following statement after President Trump signed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills.
December 19, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) released the following statement after the Senate passed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills.
December 17, 2019 Press Release
Agreement Rejects President’s Proposed Cuts, Makes Robust Investments For The People
The House today passed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills. The packages, products of bipartisan, bicameral negotiations, now head to the Senate.
December 17, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey today delivered the following remarks on the House Floor on H.R. 1865, a domestic priorities and international assistance minibus of Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills.

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