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Granger: “FY21 appropriations bills must be changed before they have any chance of becoming law.”

July 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, the subcommittees on Homeland Security; Interior and Environment; Legislative Branch; Energy and Water Development; and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education met to consider their appropriations bills for fiscal year 2021. The measures were reported out to the full committee with concerns raised by Republicans.

Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX), the lead Republican on the Appropriations Committee, said of the measures, "Just like yesterday, the bills marked up in subcommittee today violate the spirit of the budget agreement we made last year. Not only do these bills contain billions of dollars of deficit spending on top of the already agreed upon budget caps, but also there are numerous policy riders that will have to be changed before these bills will have any chance of becoming law.

"These bills change immigration policies without Republican buy-in and do not do enough to adequately secure our border. They also impose burdensome regulatory measures and prevent the Administration from making necessary reforms to operate agencies more efficiently and effectively. And lastly, these bills prohibit the implementation of critical policies that were intended to protect life and religious freedoms.

"As we move forward, I hope we can address these issues and work toward bills that the President will sign into law."

Ranking Member Granger's remarks in each subcommittee today are linked below:
Homeland Security Subcommittee Markup
Interior and Environment Subcommittee Markup
Legislative Branch Subcommittee Markup
Energy and Water Development Subcommittee Markup
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee Markup