March 25, 2019 Press Release
“House Democrats first passed a comprehensive, emergency disaster supplemental in January. We are disappointed Senate Republicans have refused to take up this bill for more than two months, leaving millions of American citizens affected by recent hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires and other natural disasters without the assistance they desperately need."
“The President’s announcement to spend up to $6.725 billion in additional funding for construction of a border wall or barrier came at the end of bipartisan negotiations on an agreed-to funding level of $1.375 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 for border security,” the letter states. “However, important budgetary details of the plan have not yet been provided, including the specific funding sources and additional authorities that would be used and the programs, projects, and activities from which funds would be diverted.”
March 11, 2019 Press Release
“President Trump has somehow managed to produce a budget request even more untethered from reality than his past two. This irresponsible proposal slashes investments in America’s working families to unworkable budget cap levels, resulting in cuts of 9 percent to programs like early childhood education, job training, law enforcement, safe drinking water, and scientific and medical research. The recklessness of the Trump budget is underscored by its inclusion of $8.6 billion in border wall funding, an egregious waste of money that does nothing to make our country safer. Moreover, the use of a massive budgetary gimmick to hide the true cost of his defense spending request should outrage everyone who claims to care about fiscal responsibility."
March 8, 2019 Press Release
“While the President has issued a national emergency proclamation, our committees are still responsible for performing their constitutional oversight responsibilities,” the lawmakers wrote. “As such, given the speed with which we believe the Department of Defense may be acting in response to the emergency proclamation, we request that you produce the request documents and information no later than March 21, 2019.”
March 6, 2019 Press Release
The hearing, “Addressing the Public Health Emergency of Gun Violence,” is the beginning of a robust discussion on federal funding for gun violence prevention research as Congress enters the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process.
“Given the vast majority—more than 87 percent—of hard narcotics enter through official U.S. ports of entry, I urge the Administration to reconsider its proposed plan and instead direct TFF Strategic Support funds where they will effectively support law enforcement efforts to shut down illicit drug trafficking.”
February 25, 2019 Press Release
“President Trump has already submitted two extreme budget requests filled with destructive cuts that Congress completely rejected. Acting Director Vought’s op-ed confirms that the third Trump budget will be more of the same"
February 14, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan, Bicameral Conference Report Cleared for President’s Signature
The House today adopted, on a bipartisan 300-128 vote, legislation that will keep the government open and fund important national priorities. The legislation, which ensures the entire federal government is funded through September 30, was the product of a bipartisan, bicameral Conference Committee.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
"The bill before us would prevent another government shutdown by completing the remaining appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019. It represents what is possible in a strong democratic process, when we work hard to reach agreement that puts politics aside and puts the American people first."
February 13, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today filed the conference report on legislation that will keep the federal government open and fund key national priorities. The legislation, negotiated by a bipartisan, bicameral conference committee, is expected to be considered in the House on Thursday.