Press Releases

February 7, 2019 Press Release
Energy is essential to sustaining life on earth, to driving our economy and the millions of jobs associated with it, and to assuring our freedom. We begin our work this Congress by looking at how much energy out nation produces and consumes currently, how that has changed over the last five decades, and what prospects look like for the future.
February 6, 2019 Press Release
Decision comes after hearing on The Power of the Purse: A Review of Agency Spending Restrictions During a Shutdown
Accountability matters – that’s why, along with my authorizing counterpart Rep. Raúl Grijalva, we are requesting the Government Accountability Office issue a formal opinion on the use of FLREA fees to pay for national parks operations during the shutdown. If this administration misused these funds and violated appropriations law, the American public deserves to know.
February 6, 2019 Press Release
This is an oversight hearing. This subcommittee is going to review the impact of the administration’s policies on the Affordable Care Act, specifically with regards to affordability, the increasing number of uninsured, and the quality of the benefits available to people.
February 6, 2019 Press Release
As Members of the Appropriations Committee, we are charged with taking the lead in safeguarding that authority for all our colleagues. Ironically, the recent government shutdown has caused us to review the laws governing the use of taxpayer dollars and to reexamine what’s permissible and what’s not.
February 1, 2019 Press Release
Subcommittee Releases Instructions for Submitting Requests to Testify
The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold public witness hearings on Tuesday, February 26 for non-tribal programs, and March 6 and 7 for tribal programs.
January 31, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today announced Vice Chairs for the House Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees in the 116th Congress.
January 30, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) today released a list of House Democratic proposals for smart, effective border security that Democrats will advocate for in the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security.
January 30, 2019 Press Release
"With this proposal, Democrats are once again supporting strong border security as an essential component of homeland security. Border security, however, is more than physical barriers; and homeland security is more than border security. My proposal strikes a balance between a strong homeland security posture without compromising America’s core values.”
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."