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Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDebbie Wasserman Schultz (FL), Ranking Member

Sam Farr (CA)

Betty McCollum (MN)




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December 9, 2014 Press Release


2014 enacted level:                $4.26 billion

2015 budget request:             $4.47 billion

2015 Omnibus:                        $4.30 billion


Highlights and key points:

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 1, 2014 Press Release

Madam Chair, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

   First, I want to thank Chairman Rogers and my ranking member, Nita Lowey, for the commitment that they made to regular order, which is why we have our second appropriations bill on the House floor by May 1. It is my hope that we can stay true to this commitment throughout the remainder of this year.

April 9, 2014 Press Release

Highlights of 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act:

2014 enacted:                                     $3.33 billion   

2015 President’s request:                   $3.45 billion

2015 Committee mark:                      $3.33 billion

*Committee mark excludes Senate items


The Chairman’s mark provides:

April 9, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Cole, Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, and Chairman Rogers for your work on this bill. Today we consider the smallest of the appropriations bills, which funds the operations of our nation’s legislative branch.

April 3, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Cole and Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, for your hard work on this Subcommittee. While this may be the smallest of the appropriations bills, your leadership serves as an example to others of how the partisan-divide can be bridged and compromise can be reached. I look forward to continuing my work with you and the rest of this Subcommittee.

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:               $4.28 billion

2014 Committee mark:         $3.23 billion (House bills do not include Senate funding)

2014 Omnibus:                       $4.26 billion

July 10, 2013 Press Release
While that is not so bad compared to other bills such as Transportation and Housing and Energy and Water, this bill keeps the status quo with which Members have been dissatisfied - long lines for your visitors, furloughs and pay cuts for staff, and the inability to effectively communicate with our constituents.
July 9, 2013 Press Release
This Congress has a 6% approval rating, the lowest in history. While many of my colleagues see cutting our important legislative branch agencies as a way to buoy the public's opinion of Congress, this is the wrong approach.