Statements

June 12, 2019 Statement
"For too long, working people and middle-class families have been shortchanged. We are moving ambitiously to make sure that we provide every individual with a better chance at a better life. Because we believe that that is our obligation as members of the Congress."
June 12, 2019 Statement
"The bill would provide $690.2 billion for the Department of Defense, which is $15.8 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $8 billion below the request. The base funding recommendation is $622.1 billion, which is $15.6 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $88.2 billion above the request. The overseas contingency operations recommendation is $68.1 billion, which is $165 million above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $96.2 billion below the request."
Issues:
June 12, 2019 Statement
"In sum, this bill invests in innovation programs at the Department of Energy to yield future opportunities and jobs, promotes economic prosperity and bolsters trade, and helps address the many challenges facing our Great Lakes – the largest collection of fresh water on the planet. And our bill prepares our country to mitigate and adapt to climate change."
June 12, 2019 Statement
"Today we bring four bills to the Floor that reject the slash-and-burn approach of the Trump administration and instead chart a new course – one that increases investments in American families to make up for lost ground; one that gives every person a better chance at a better life."
June 11, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats are fighting to ensure that America is safe, strong, and moving forward. With investments in our financial regulators and small businesses, we can help improve the financial security of every family. And with funding for election security, we can safeguard our democracy."
June 11, 2019 Statement
"Ultimately, this bill will improve the both the economic and national security of communities across the country, whether it be by improving their tax filing experience, protecting their privacy and their financial investments, promoting small business creation, defending the integrity of our elections, combatting drug trafficking, I could go on and on."
June 11, 2019 Statement
"With this bill, House Democrats continue working to strengthen our national security while reflecting our American values. The bill provides strong investments in disaster relief and anti-terrorism grant programs while putting a check on the cruel immigration enforcement of the Trump Administration. Restrictions in this bill would tighten the reins on the Administration’s practice of transferring funds for purposes other than those intended by Congress, including the dramatic expansion of interior immigration enforcement."
June 11, 2019 Statement
"This bill takes a balanced approach that includes many increases above the current level and the request across the diverse range of the department’s homeland security missions."
June 10, 2019 Statement
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey delivered the following remarks to the House Rules Committee in support of an appropriate rule for the House to consider H.R. 2740, the first minibus of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills.
June 5, 2019 Statement
"With this bill, House Democrats continue fighting to strengthen our national security while reflecting our American values. It provides strong investments in disaster relief and anti-terrorism grant programs while putting a check on the cruel immigration enforcement of the Trump Administration. Restrictions in this bill would tighten the reins on the Administration’s practice of transferring funds for purposes other than those intended by Congress, including the dramatic expansion of interior immigration enforcement."

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