Press Release : Homeland Security

  • June 25, 2019 Press Release
    The legislation, H.R. 3401, provides $4.5 billion in emergency spending to address the humanitarian crisis at the border, with significant funding for priorities including legal assistance, food, water, and medical services, support services and stronger protections for unaccompanied children, and alternatives to detention.
  • June 21, 2019 Press Release
    House Democrats, led by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17), today introduced legislation to provide humanitarian assistance for migrants at the southern border.
  • June 11, 2019 Press Release
    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security bill on a vote of 29 to 20. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its related agencies.
  • June 5, 2019 Press Release
    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. The bill provides a gross total of $63.8 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, $2.2 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $1.9 billion below the President’s request. When excluding offsetting collections and a cap adjustment for disaster response activities, the net discretionary total for the bill is $49.7 billion. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
  • June 4, 2019 Press Release
    The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, June 5. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its related agencies.
  • March 11, 2019 Press Release
    “The President’s announcement to spend up to $6.725 billion in additional funding for construction of a border wall or barrier came at the end of bipartisan negotiations on an agreed-to funding level of $1.375 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 for border security,” the letter states. “However, important budgetary details of the plan have not yet been provided, including the specific funding sources and additional authorities that would be used and the programs, projects, and activities from which funds would be diverted.”
  • February 13, 2019 Press Release
    House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today filed the conference report on legislation that will keep the federal government open and fund key national priorities. The legislation, negotiated by a bipartisan, bicameral conference committee, is expected to be considered in the House on Thursday.
  • January 31, 2019 Press Release
    House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today announced Vice Chairs for the House Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees in the 116th Congress.
  • January 30, 2019 Press Release
    "With this proposal, Democrats are once again supporting strong border security as an essential component of homeland security. Border security, however, is more than physical barriers; and homeland security is more than border security. My proposal strikes a balance between a strong homeland security posture without compromising America’s core values.”
  • January 28, 2019 Press Release
    The House of Representatives and the Senate today announced that the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations will meet on Wednesday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. in HC-5.

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