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July 31, 2020 Press Release
The House today passed, on a 217 to 197 vote, a package of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. The package consists of six bills that fund federal departments including Defense, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Treasury Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
July 30, 2020 Statement
"This package prioritizes the lives and livelihoods of the American people, and makes the strong investments needed to build a stronger future for every person."
July 28, 2020 Press Release
In advance of Floor consideration this week, the House Appropriations Committee released a division-by-division summary of the second minibus of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. The House is expected to consider the legislation, H.R. 7617, beginning this week.
July 14, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2021 Defense bill on a vote of 30 to 22.
July 14, 2020 Statement
"This bill provides the Defense Department with the appropriate level of resources to address an evolving threat landscape and to ensure the security of our nation and our allies. It ensures that our servicemembers are well-trained and equipped and that they are prepared for future military needs. We have the most capable and advanced military in the world, and this bill honors their mission by adequately funding programs to care for servicemembers and their families, and by including provisions to end the Trump administration’s theft of defense funds to pay for a wasteful border wall."
July 14, 2020 Statement
"This legislation recognizes the complex challenges the members of our Armed Forces and intelligence community face every day throughout the world, and it aims to ensure that they are able to continue to meet these challenges and complete their missions to the best of their abilities. To support this forward-looking posture, the bill makes major investments in operations and maintenance, procurement, and research and development."
July 13, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released its fiscal year 2021 its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2021 Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bills.
July 8, 2020 Statement
"This bill strengthens our national security with robust funding for cyberspace operations and continued support for the Israeli Cooperative Program and for other defense partners."
July 8, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense today approved by voice vote is fiscal year 2021 bill.
July 8, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congressman Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee’s markup of its fiscal year 2021 bill:

I thank everyone for attending today’s subcommittee markup and for your contributions to this bill.