Lowey Statement on House Appropriations Committee Chairmanship
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) released the following statement after being nominated by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve as Appropriations Committee Chairwoman in the 116th Congress:
“I am honored that my colleagues on the Steering and Policy Committee have nominated me to serve as Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee. The American people have entrusted Democrats with the responsibility of making government work for them, and the Appropriations Committee will lead the way to invest in working families, repair our crumbling infrastructure, and provide robust oversight of the Trump administration.
“I look forward to working with our talented subcommittee leaders and committee members, our entire Caucus, and our counterparts across the aisle and across the Capitol to lift unworkable budget caps and pass reasonable spending bills that responsibly fund our government. I am also particularly mindful of the history I am making as the first female Appropriations Chair, and I intend to use this opportunity to continue my life’s work fighting for women and families.”