Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Rep. Rosa DeLauroRosa DeLauro (CT), Ranking Member

Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)

Barbara Lee (CA)

Chaka Fattah (PA)


Department of Education

Department of Health and Human Services (Except Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Food and Drug Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; and National Institute of Environmental Sciences (formerly EPA/Superfund))

Department of Labor

Related Agencies

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 

Corporation for National and Community Service 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science 

National Council on Disability 

National Education Goals Panel 

National Labor Relations Board 

National Mediation Board 

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission 

Railroad Retirement Board 

Social Security Administration

Recent Activity

December 9, 2014 Press Release


2014 enacted level:                            $156.8 billion

2015 Request:                                     $158.1 billion

2015 Omnibus:                                    $156.8 billion

2015 emergency funding for Ebola:   $2.7 billion


Highlights and key points:

October 1, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today sent the following letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting details on the Administration's response to the emerging public health crisis in Africa:

Dear Ambassador Rice and Director Donovan:

September 16, 2014 Press Release
While it was my sincere hope that we could have completed action on all twelve Appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year, I understand Chairman Rogers desire to quickly pass this CR and prevent another disastrous government shutdown.
May 8, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today decried the proposed allocations for labor, health and education programs, which were opposed by all Democrats on the Appropriations Committee. DeLauro is the senior Democrat on the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

March 26, 2014 Press Release

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.

March 13, 2014 Press Release

“Welcome Madam Secretary. Thank you for joining us. And thank you for all you have done, and are continuing to do, to implement the Affordable Care Act, a transformative law for American families. Before we begin, I want to make three important points to help guide our conversation this morning, and to set the record straight.

March 13, 2014 Press Release

I’d like to thank Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro and welcome Secretary Sebelius. I apologize for arriving late, but I was in a meeting with the Ukrainian Prime Minister and there is another hearing with Secretary Hagel.

March 4, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request:

January 15, 2014 Press Release

2013 enacted level:               $156.6 billion

2014 Committee mark:         N/A

2014 Omnibus:                       $156.8 billion

·         $29.9 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which is $714 million less than the 2013 enacted level but $1.0 billion more than the post-sequester level.

April 16, 2013 Press Release
We are here today to talk about the budget for the Labor Department an agency that carries out critical missions for working families, from job training to workplace safety. So it is unfortunate that we have seen so many budget cuts for this agency in recent years.