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June 11, 2014 Press Release

I rise having cosponsored this bill as the ranking member on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. I have to say that I think we have worked very well together. We have worked together as chair and ranking member over a period of time. It is an interesting perspective. I think we have crossed the cultural divide when a Californian can understand the language of an Alabaman, and we have become friends.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

I appreciate the efforts of Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr to put together this bill, which provides adequate funding for vital programs such as international food aid, nutritional assistance, and food safety.

March 14, 2014 Press Release

I would like to thank Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr and welcome Secretary Vilsack.

Mr. Secretary, your Department plays an important role in nutrition assistance for vulnerable populations, conservation efforts, rural community development, and research to combat climate change and improve crop yields.  The range and scope of USDA’s responsibilities is truly amazing.

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:

“The FY2015 budget and appropriations process offers Congress its best opportunity in years to reject the politics of brinkmanship and crisis management, and instead fulfill our responsibility to invest in our future, create and protect jobs, and support services on which American families rely.

January 15, 2014 Press Release

2013 enacted level:               $20.7 billion

2014 Committee mark:         $19.5 billion

2014 Omnibus:                       $20.9 billion

·         $6.7 billion for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), sufficient to meet expected need in 2014.

June 13, 2013 Press Release
Just yesterday, as the Appropriations Committee considered the Defense Appropriations Act, I warned that the majority's path would lead to severe cuts being borne by bills funding critical domestic priorities. Today as we consider a bill cut 6.2% from last year's level that prediction is proving accurate.
April 12, 2013 Press Release
The Commodity Future Trading Commission is the unsung hero of America's fiscal stability.
December 18, 2012 Press Release
He was one of our nation's greatest war heroes and over his historic career in Congress, a stalwart defender of our troops and their families. His death leaves a great void in the Senate and among all of those who cherished his friendship.
October 9, 2012 Press Release
This letter will examine the impact of sequestration on the whole range of Federal responsibilities and, I hope, help make the case for Congress to act responsibly by agreeing to a more sensible approach to deficit reduction.