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June 1, 2015 Press Release

FY 2016 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Act

Highlights and Key Points

The 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill fails to protect the safety and security of hardworking Americans, proposing massive cuts to critical community policing services, law enforcement grants, and priorities important to coastal communities.  Further, the bill expands ideological policy riders benefiting special interests to undermine gun safety laws.


October 15, 2014 Page

Previous Commerce, Justice, and Science Bills

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

May 28, 2014 Press Release

Highlights of 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Act

2014 enacted:                         $51.6 billion               

2015 President’s request:       $51.0 billion

2015 Committee mark:          $51.2 billion


The Chairman’s mark provides:

·         $5.3 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is $10.5 million less than the FY2014 level and $163.6 million less than the request.

May 28, 2014 Press Release

  I rise to offer to the House our support for the base bill. The chairman of this committee, whom I have had the honor to work with for a number of years, has laid out in some detail some of the appropriations in this bill. And as our Constitution requires, no dollar out of our Treasury shall be appropriated, except by act of Congress. So we are here in our constitutional roles.

May 8, 2014 Press Release

Neuroscience funding was one of several key priorities championed by Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) that received a boost in today’s full Appropriations Committee markup of the FY 15 Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations Act. As Ranking Member of the CJS Subcommittee, Fattah helped steer more $51.2 billion in net discretionary funding to the Departments of Justice and Commerce, the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and other related agencies under the subcommittee’s jurisdiction.

April 30, 2014 Press Release

Before I make my statement, I’d just like to take a moment to thank Chairman Wolf for his service to this Committee and our country.  Chairman Wolf, it has been a pleasure working with you on our shared commitment to keep our country safe, and I wish you the best of luck in your next chapter.                     

April 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) and Related Agencies joined in approval of the FY2015 CJS Appropriations Bill, praising the bipartisan nature in the subcommittee’s work and highlighting several of his own priorities.

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:               $50.1 billion

2014 Committee mark:         $47.4 billion

2014 Omnibus:                       $51.6 billion

·         $5.3 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is $320.4 more than the 2013 enacted level.

·         $953.6 million for National Weather Service operations, which is $46.7 million more than the 2013 enacted level.

July 17, 2013 Press Release
The bill before us today is indeed an inadequate allocation, $4.7 billion, or 7.5%, below the President's request. As a result, resources used to protect our communities and mitigate and prevent natural disasters are limited.