Press Releases

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.”
January 24, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Funds Department of Homeland Security Through February 28, Guarantees Back Pay
The House today approved, 231-180, a Continuing Resolution to reopen the Department of Homeland Security through February 28 and ensure that Homeland Security employees receive back pay. It complements a package of six appropriations bills reflecting bipartisan House-Senate conference agreements that passed the House yesterday.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
This continuing resolution would ensure that the Department of Homeland Security is open and its public servants, including Secret Service agents, transportation security officers, border patrol and customs officers, and the brave men and women of the Coast Guard, are paid for their hard work.
January 24, 2019 Press Release
Mr. Speaker, there are only two approaches to take: Either we reopen the department, and the rest of the federal government, without conditions; or we continue to use federal workers, and everyone who depends on them, as bargaining chips in funding negotiations. It seems to me the choice is straightforward.
January 23, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Is Ninth Bill House Has Passed To Reopen Government; Bill Includes $1.6 Billion for Border Security
The House today approved, 234-180, a new bipartisan package to reopen the government. The legislation, H.R. 648, reflects bipartisan House-Senate conference agreements negotiated by Republican and Democratic appropriators in both chambers last year. It includes $1.6 billion for border security-related initiatives.