Dec 8, 2011 Statements
"All told, we are on track to reduce overall discretionary spending by nearly $93 billion compared to Fiscal Year 2010 – continuing the downward trend towards accountable, responsible levels that will help address our deficits and spur economic growth and job creation."
Nov 17, 2011 Statements
"This bill keeps us on track to cut regular discretionary spending by $98 billion compared to the President’s fiscal year 2012 request, and some $47 billion below the fiscal year 2010 level. When all Appropriations work this year is completed, it will be the second year in a row that we have reduced total discretionary spending – a remarkable and historic achievement."
Oct 4, 2011 Statements
Chairman Rogers: "We simply must not leave our citizens in the lurch – particularly as thousands of American families and communities continue to rebuild following devastating natural disasters across the country."
Sep 23, 2011 Statements
"This bill must pass if we are going to keep our word to the American people. We need to get help to Americans who need it most – those who lost their homes and businesses to unforgiving natural disasters."
Sep 21, 2011 Statements
"This CR will give Congress the time needed to complete Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations legislation and adequately funds vital government programs and services while working to put federal spending on a more sustainable course."
Sep 8, 2011 Statements

"I thank the Chairman for yielding, and I congratulate him on drafting the FY12 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriation Bill. Mr. Latham, Mr. Olver and staff on both sides have worked tirelessly to bring this important legislation before the subcommittee today.

Jul 27, 2011 Statements
"With respect to countries that have provided challenges to U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy, funds are only made available after these governments have met tough conditions."
Jul 27, 2011 Statements

"Good morning and welcome to the subcommittee markup of the fiscal year 2012 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill.

Jul 25, 2011 Statements
"We can’t simply fund unnecessary and ineffective programs when we are borrowing 40-plus cents on every dollar – we just can’t afford it."
Jul 25, 2011 Statements

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Chairman Mike Simpson today made the following remarks on the floor of the House while presenting H.R. 2584, the Fiscal Year 2012 Interior, Environment and Related Appropriations Act: