Press Releases

February 24, 2020 Press Release
"Despite urgent warnings from Congress and the public health community, the Trump administration took weeks to request these emergency funds. It is profoundly disturbing that their answer now is to raid money Congress has designated for other critical public health priorities. Worse still, their overall request still falls short of what is needed for an effective, comprehensive government-wide response."
February 13, 2020 Press Release
“President Trump is once again disrespecting the separation of powers and endangering our security by raiding military resources to pay for his wasteful border wall."
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February 10, 2020 Press Release
“It is unfortunate that instead of using his budget to build on the historic investments in last year’s budget deal, the President doubled down on partisan talking points that have no chance of becoming law. Just as we did last year, House Democrats will write responsible appropriations bills that invest in American families and communities.”
February 7, 2020 Press Release
The House today passed emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to provide support to Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes.
February 7, 2020 Press Release
"In recent weeks, thousands of families in Puerto Rico were forced from their homes, schools were flattened, and roads and infrastructure were severely damaged as earthquakes wracked an island still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. While President Trump has finally released some of the aid Congress appropriated for those hurricanes, more support is clearly needed. We must act now on our shared responsibility to assist Americans in need."
February 5, 2020 Press Release
"While President Trump has finally released some of the aid Congress appropriated for those hurricanes, more support is clearly needed. We must act now on our shared responsibility to assist Americans in need."
February 4, 2020 Press Release
“Further resources will be necessary to support an aggressive and comprehensive government-wide response to the 2019 novel Coronavirus, both domestically and internationally”
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today urged the Trump administration to transmit a request to Congress for emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
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."

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