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.
This week, the House is expected to consider the FY 2019 Interior-Environment appropriations bill as part of a two-bill minibus. This Republican bill puts the health and safety of the American people at risk by slashing critical funding for environmental protection.
In the wake of an indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller detailing Russian intrusion into state election systems during the 2016 election, House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Quigley (D-IL) today urged House Republicans to restore funding for election security grants.
The House Appropriations Committee today adopted 12 Democratic amendments to protect migrant children separated from their families by President Donald Trump’s cruel family separation policy and to demand an end to family separation during markup of the fiscal year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill.