Press Releases

December 18, 2020 Press Release
"Families and small businesses in my district and across the nation desperately need support as they continue to reel from the coronavirus pandemic."
December 18, 2020 Press Release
Legislation keeps government open through Sunday
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today introduced a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through Sunday and allow coronavirus relief negotiations to conclude.
December 9, 2020 Press Release
Legislation extends government funding through December 18
The House today passed, on a bipartisan 343 to 67 vote, a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 18 and keep the government open after the current stopgap funding law expires Friday.
December 8, 2020 Press Release
Legislation extends government funding through December 18
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today introduced a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 18 and keep the government open after the current stopgap funding law expires Friday.
December 3, 2020 Press Release
“As I prepare to leave Congress, I know that the Appropriations Committee and the purse strings it controls are in good hands with Rosa. I look forward to watching her fight for Democratic values and American priorities in the years to come.”
November 23, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s decision is an overdue but critical step in allowing our country to have an effective, secure and peaceful transition of power. It should not have required Congressional pressure to force the Trump administration to recognize the election results, but we are pleased the matter has been resolved."
November 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Mike Quigley, and Oversight and Reform Committee’s Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly sent a letter insisting that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy brief them tomorrow on her ongoing refusal to grant the Biden-Harris Transition Team access to critical services and facilities specified in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 and millions of dollars in funding that Congress appropriated on October 1, 2020, for transition activities under the Act.
November 20, 2020 Press Release
Today, House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey, House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth, and House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney published funding documents obtained from the Trump Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that show the White House withheld expiring funds via an apportionment footnote – the same tactic used by President Trump to illegally withhold Ukraine security assistance. This year, OMB used an apportionment footnote to freeze accounts that fund the United States’ contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO).
November 19, 2020 Press Release
Chairs Also Planning Potential Public Hearing with Administrator, Deputy, Chief of Staff, and General Counsel
Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rep. Nita M. Lowey, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Quigley, and Oversight and Reform Committee’s Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly sent a letter demanding that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy personally brief the Chairs and their Ranking Members by November 23, 2020, regarding her ongoing refusal to grant the Biden-Harris Transition Team access to critical services and facilities specified in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 and millions of dollars in funding that Congress appropriated on October 1, 2020, for transition activities under the Act.
October 30, 2020 Press Release
In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Vice Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Subcommittee Members Grace Meng (D-NY), David Price (D-NC), Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Norma Torres (D-CA) urged the Trump Administration to suspend their decision to pause all diversity and inclusion training at State Department and USAID.

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