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March 6, 2018 Press Release

I’d like to thank Chairman Graves and Ranking Member Quigley for holding this hearing. Secretary Mnuchin, welcome, and thank you for being here this morning.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman,

I look forward to working with you over the upcoming FY19 Appropriations season and I anticipate some spirited discussions, as we begin our hearings.

I would also like to welcome Treasury Secretary Mnuchin back to the committee.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

Good morning, Secretary Acosta, and welcome to your second appropriations hearing before this subcommittee. It is fitting that labor is the first hearing we will hold for FY 2019—because for the past year under this Administration, working families have been under an all-out assault. We have witnessed both the elimination of worker protections and the unraveling of the social safety net.

February 12, 2018 Press Release

“The president seems determined to ensure this budget request is discarded even more quickly than his last one.

“While the President and his OMB Director live in budget fantasyland, I will be in the real world negotiating a responsible, bipartisan Appropriations package that invests in American families and communities.”



February 6, 2018 Press Release

“Four months into the fiscal year, the Republican majority is introducing its fifth Continuing Resolution.  As Democrats have said for many months, this is a perversion of good government and the polar opposite of regular order.  It is a truly shameful display of incompetence. 


January 29, 2018 Press Release

The House of Representatives will consider the FY2018 Defense Appropriations Act this week, for the third time.  The bill is nearly identical to the Defense bill contained within the National Security Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 3219) passed by the House on July 27th, which Democrats opposed by a vote of 187-5. 

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the Republican majority’s second government shutdown in five years:


January 18, 2018 Press Release

“Since President Trump’s draconian budget was released, Democrats have warned Republicans that a bipartisan budget agreement was needed to adequately invest in American families and communities.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

On Monday, December 18th, the House majority introduced a third disaster supplemental following hurricanes and wildfires of summer and fall 2017.

The package totals $81 billion, with the vast majority directed toward FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund ($27.5 billion), Community Development Block Grants ($26 billion), and Army Corps of Engineers repairs and resiliency ($12.1 billion).

December 14, 2017 Press Release

“Puntagon” Spending Package:
Summary and Key Points