Latest Appropriations News
"By building off the success of the 2022 spending bill, this bill has the power to ensure every consumer and our farmers, ranchers, and rural communities have the support they need and access to the safe, accessible, and resilient food supply they deserve.”
"About this bill –this bill has the power to ensure every consumer and our farmers, our ranchers, and our rural communities are supported and can access the safe, accessible, and the resilient food supply they deserve. I am proud that this bill builds on the 2022 government spending package with an increase of over $2 billion over last year."
"Today, we are considering a bill which touches the lives of every single American. We all eat the food, rely on the medicine and medical devices, and use the fibers and materials made possible and kept safe by this bill. This bill’s investments in our rural communities as well as the institutions that develop our agricultural sector and safeguard our medicine and food are vital to our country’s well-being."
"The men and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation deserve the investments in quality care that this bill makes. So I am very proud that, taken together, the investments in this bill uphold our commitments to them."
"With increased support for the Veterans Benefits Administration to address disability compensation claims and funding to address longstanding construction issues in VA and military facilities and housing, we are continuing our important work to improve the quality of life for our veterans, military, and their families.”
"With this bill, we are investing in programs that are so critical to our current and former servicemembers and their families."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
"A strong and well-functioning Legislative Branch is essential to our democracy.”
June 15, 2022 Statement
"I am so proud of all of these initiatives, which, when you take them together, they strengthen, they sustain this institution and our democracy, because Congress and our democracy are strongest and most resilient when we prioritize safety, diversity, and progress."
"This bill continues to build on our significant security needs and addresses many of the recommendations and security assessments received after the January 6th attack. Almost 70 percent of this increase is targeted towards security measures within the Sergeant at Arms, Architect of the Capitol and Capitol Police budgets. These funds continue our investments in securing our Capitol Complex. Threats against Members have increased over the last two years and this must NOT be taken lightly, NOR will we take lightly the safety of our staff and citizens who travel far and wide to visit these hallowed halls."
“I am also particularly proud of strong funding increases to help underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital and contracting opportunities. With these resources and funding to protect the integrity of our elections, we are safeguarding our democracy, growing our economy, and investing in the programs that matter most to working families.”