Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Membership

  • José Serrano, Ranking Member
  • Derek Kilmer, Washington
  • Matt Cartwright, Pennsylvania
  • Grace Meng, New York

Jurisdiction

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Justice
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Related Agencies
    • Commission on Civil Rights
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
    • International Trade Commission 
    • Legal Services Corporation 
    • Marine Mammal Commission 
    • Office of Science and Technology Policy 
    • Office of the United States Trade Representative 
    • State Justice Institute

Recent Activity

December 31, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman-designate sent the following Dear Colleague letter on December 31, urging Members to support House Democrats' legislative package to reopen the federal government.
December 31, 2018 Press Release

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman-designate Nita M. Lowey has released a legislative package that will reopen the federal government and end the Trump Shutdown. The legislation is expected to be considered in the House on January 3. The full text of the legislation is available at the links below.

December 31, 2018 Press Release

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman-designate Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) today filed legislation to reopen the federal government and fund most federal agencies through the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The legislative package, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills and a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, is expected to be considered by the House on January 3.

December 31, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Democrats have filed legislation to reopen the federal government and fund the Departments of Commerce and Justice, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies. The legislation is virtually identical to the FY19 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee in June by a 30-1 vote.
July 27, 2018 Press Release
Through 12 Committee markups this year, House Appropriations Committee Democrats have offered nearly 150 amendments to stand up for our values and push back on President Trump and the Republicans’ backwards agenda. While Republicans have defeated many of these important amendments, House Democrats have succeeded in forcing important debates and putting Republicans on the record, laying down a marker for the battles that lie ahead.
June 19, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee Ranking Member José E. Serrano (D-NY), Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Homeland Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) today sent a letter to their Republican counterparts demanding a hearing on the use of federal funds for the Trump administration’s family separation policy.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
There are still many other problems that our side believes need to be addressed. As in past years, there are several riders having to do with guns that are made permanent in this bill. In addition, the majority has once again added a rider to prevent the reporting of multiple long gun purchases along the border, as well as an unnecessary Cuba related rider affecting the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Democrats are willing to work together to put forward reasonable bills that make sound investments in our law enforcement, our research capabilities, and our safety. However, to be reasonable, those bills must be free from poison pill riders and must adequately fund vital programs.
July 13, 2017 Press Release
The 2018 CJS Appropriations bill fails to fund priorities critical to communities, including the COPS hiring program, economic development investments, legal representation for low-income Americans, and climate research, while including divisive riders relating to firearms and U.S. policy toward Cuba.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
I wish we could be here in other circumstances. After scorekeeping adjustments, the bill includes an approximately 1 percent cut from last year’s funding level in the Omnibus. This funding level is inadequate given the key roles that the agencies under this subcommittee play in securing our nation, promoting economic development, and ensuring our leadership in scientific endeavors.

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