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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.
July 25, 2018 Press Release
Unfortunately, there are significant parts of the bill where we are not in agreement which prevent me from being able to support the bill in its current form. From a taxpayer perspective, the most prominent area of concern is the $4.9 billion in the bill for new border fencing.
July 25, 2018 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Yoder, Ranking Member Roybal-Allard, and Chairman Frelinghuysen for your work on this bill.

July 19, 2018 Press Release
The family separation fiasco of the last several weeks is testament to the need for careful oversight of the department’s activities. The administration’s zeal to aggressively enforce immigration law can never be an excuse to ignore the fundamental civil rights of individuals, including the right to keep one’s family intact.
July 19, 2018 Press Release
It is outrageous that House Republicans have prioritized unnecessary funds for President Trump’s border wall and cruel immigration policies rather than fighting terrorism through substantial new investments in first responder grants or growing the economy and creating jobs through job training, making college more affordable, or research and development initiatives.
July 18, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) today responded to a recent letter from House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack (R-AR) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), clarifying inaccuracies and urging House and Senate Republicans to stop playing politics with veterans’ health care.
July 18, 2018 Press Release
“The American people sent us to Congress to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, not fritter away federal funding on divisive spending based on an uninformed campaign promise. This bill is completely unacceptable and Democrats will oppose it.”
July 17, 2018 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition to the Interior-Environment and Financial Services and General Government minibus that fails the American people by slashing environmental protection, rolling back consumer protections, and even cutting basic election security funding.