Statements

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."
June 5, 2019 Statement
"No funding is provided for the border wall or additional border barriers, and a provision is included prohibiting the use of any federal funds for border barrier construction other than funds explicitly appropriated by Congress for that purpose in prior years."
June 4, 2019 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill rejects the President’s misguided budget and instead invests in important initiatives for the people. The bill would reduce hunger at home and abroad, support rural development and our farmers, and ensure the FDA is properly funded to meet the growing needs of regulating our food, medicines, and more."
Issues:
June 4, 2019 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2020 allocation for this bill is $24.310 billion – four percent above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, but more than $5.1 billion above the budget request. Once again, this bill rejects many of the Administration’s draconian cuts to programs that assist our rural communities and vulnerable populations."
Issues:
June 4, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats continue our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill, which focuses on improving public health and safety, protecting the traveling public and enhancing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities so that every American has a shot at a better life."
June 4, 2019 Statement
"This year’s bill represents a positive, inclusive vision for our country that will benefit all Americans. It includes $75.8 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $4.7 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $17.3 billion above the President’s budget request. Our favorable allocation allowed us to make significant and meaningful investments in three priority areas: infrastructure, safety, and protecting vulnerable populations."

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