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DeLauro, McCollum Request Cots for National Guard Members Protecting Capitol

January 14, 2021 – House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee senior member Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) today wrote to the Secretary of the Army requesting cots be provided for National Guard members protecting the United States Capitol. The letter comes in the wake of images showing National Guard troops laying on […]

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DeLauro, Ryan Statement on Passing of Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick

January 7, 2021 – House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) released the following statement on the death of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was injured in the line of duty during yesterday’s violence: “Our hearts break over the senseless death […]

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DeLauro, Ryan Announce Appropriations Committee Review of Law Enforcement Response to Coup Attempt

January 7, 2021 – House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Ryan (D-OH) released the following statement announcing an Appropriations Committee review of the law enforcement response to yesterday’s coup attempt: “The coup attempt at the Capitol yesterday was instigated by President Trump and responsibility for the […]

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Lowey Statement on Trump Belatedly Signing Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Package

December 27, 2020 – House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey released the following statement on President Trump’s belated signing of H.R. 133, the bipartisan omnibus appropriations and coronavirus relief package: “While President Trump has finally signed the omnibus and coronavirus relief package, it is shameful that his delay cost struggling families a week of […]

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Lowey, Quigley Statement on GSA Officially Recognizing Biden-Harris Transition

WASHINGTON, D.C. 25766 testsNovember 23, 2020 – House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Mike Quigley (D-IL) released the following statement after the General Services Administration relented and allowed President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to access official transition resources: “Today’s decision […]

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Committee Chairs Insist on GSA Briefing Tomorrow on Ongoing Refusal to Grant Biden-Harris Team Access to Transition Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 23, 2020 – Today, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Mike Quigley, and Oversight and Reform Committee’s Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly sent a letter insisting that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily […]

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House Democrats Release Updated Version of The Heroes Act

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2020 –House Democrats today released an updated version of The Heroes Act, addressing needs that have developed since the House passed an earlier iteration and reflecting negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. The $2.2 trillion legislation protects lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy. To address needs that have arisen since the […]

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House Passes Bipartisan Continuing Resolution – Legislation extends government funding through December 11

WASHINGTON September 22, 2020 – The House today passed, on a 359 to 57 vote, a bipartisan continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 11 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. The legislation, H.R. 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, is a modified version […]

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Nita M. Lowey: Statement on Trump Administration’s Refusal to Join Global COVID-19 Vaccine Effort

WASHINGTON, DC, September 2, 2020 – House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s refusal to participate in a global effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine: While this move is not surprising given the Trump administration’s ill-advised posture toward the World Health Organization (WHO), it is […]

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Bipartisan House Appropriators: Remove Swastikas, Hitler Honorifics from Veterans Cemeteries

WASHINGTON May 25, 2020 – House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Ranking Member John Carter (R-TX), and full House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX), today sent a bipartisan request to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie urging that all gravestones inscribed […]

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House Passes Third Coronavirus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON March 27, 2020 – The House today passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the third piece of legislation to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation follows H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted on March 18, and H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act enacted […]

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House Democrats Introduce Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

WASHINGTON, D.C, March 23, 2020 — House Democrats today introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a bold and comprehensive phase three coronavirus response bill that injects more than $2.5 trillion into the American economy. Among many provisions, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act makes health care affordable and accessible, bolsters […]

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House Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON March 13, 2020 – The House today passed, on a bipartisan 363-40 vote, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Americans’ personal safety and financial security. The legislation reflects bipartisan agreement between House Democrats and the […]

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Lowey Condemns Pompeo for Refusing to Testify on Trump’s Budget and Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON March 9, 2020 – House Appropriations Committee and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today condemned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for refusing to testify before the Subcommittee regarding the Trump administration’s budget request and its response to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to Secretary Pompeo, Lowey […]

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House Passes Coronavirus Supplemental on a Bipartisan 415 to 2 Vote

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2020 — The House today passed, on a bipartisan 415 to 2 vote, emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to address the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration.  The legislation provides $8.3 billion in all new funding for a robust response to the coronavirus, including support for state and […]

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House Passes Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2019 — The House today passed, on a bipartisan 231 to 192 vote, a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 20 and keep the government open after the current stopgap funding law expires this week. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration. “I am pleased that we […]

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Chairs Lowey and Yarmuth Call on White House to Release Documents on Withholding of Ukraine, Foreign Aid Funds

Washington, D.C. Sept. 27, 2019 – Today House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) and House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (KY-03) sent a letter to the Trump administration requesting documents and answers regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) involvement in the withholding of foreign aid, including nearly $400 million in crucial security assistance funding […]

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