Statements

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."
June 3, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats are fighting to ensure that America is safe, strong, and moving forward. With investments in our financial regulators, elections, and small businesses, we can help improve the financial security of every family."
June 3, 2019 Statement
"I am proud that the bill removes several longstanding policy riders that I consider to be harmful, including many that dictate to the District of Columbia how to manage its own affairs or spend its own money. I am also proud of the many ways in which the choices in this bill stand to improve the lives of the American public, whether it be by improving their tax filing experience, protecting their privacy and their financial investments, promoting small business creation, combating drug trafficking, I could go on and on."
June 3, 2019 Statement

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) today delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of $19.1 billion bicameral, bipartisan disaster relief legislation:

May 23, 2019 Statement
"The bill before us rejects the President’s misguided budget and instead invests in important initiatives for the people.The Fiscal Year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations 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:
May 23, 2019 Statement
"Our fiscal year 2020 allocation is $24.310 billion – four percent above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. This is more than $5.1 billion above the budget request. ... It is a strong bill that makes extremely important and necessary investments in our rural communities, farm programs, and vulnerable populations."
Issues:
May 23, 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."
May 23, 2019 Statement
"This year’s T-HUD bill makes forward-looking investments in our housing and transportation infrastructure, while ensuring concerted attention to safety, the needs of the most vulnerable, and resilience. It will benefit all American communities – urban and rural – and lays the foundation for economic growth and opportunity. I look forward to working with my colleagues to enact it into law."
May 22, 2019 Statement
"The Committee continues our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which would make sound investments to protect the health and safety of Americans, preserve our rich cultural heritage, and conserve our environment for future generations. This bill marks a serious investment in these priorities, with much-needed increases after years of inadequate funding."

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