Press Releases

May 17, 2023 Press Release
During today’s House Appropriations Subcommittee markup of the 2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, House Democrats highlighted how Republicans cannot claim to fully fund veterans’ programs with a bill that does not fully fund the Toxic Exposures Fund and underfunds military construction projects.
May 17, 2023 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Republicans today released the draft fiscal year 2024 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. This bill includes funding for agencies and programs within the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Farm Credit Administration.
May 16, 2023 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft 2024 Legislative Branch funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for the Legislative Branch of the United States government, including the United States House of Representatives, the Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Library of Congress.
May 16, 2023 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee Republicans today released the 2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation fails to fully meet veterans’ benefits, health care, and other needs and falls short of adequately funding military construction projects.
May 9, 2023 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03), House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (CA-39), and Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today released the following statement once again calling on the Department of Education to rescind its flawed guidance that allows for-profit online program management (OPM) companies to deceive students for financial gain.
April 26, 2023 Press Release
“The thing is, now that they passed these devastating cuts, they have to somehow figure out how to get the bipartisan, bicameral votes they need to actually pass appropriations bills. They know well that we cannot and will not pass the 12 appropriations bills at these levels."
April 26, 2023 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today released the following statement on House Republicans’ refusal to protect veterans.
April 23, 2023 Press Release
For months, I have heard my Republican colleagues claim that defense, veterans' health care and border security would be protected. This bill does not keep that pledge. It either puts this funding on the chopping block or forces further cuts to other critical government programs by more than 22%. As much as Republicans want to pretend otherwise, these caps are cuts. They would ensure that resources for critical programs remain below current levels for the next 10 years — all for less than one year of preventing a default.
April 19, 2023 Press Release
“With the introduction of legislation that couples meeting our debt limit obligations with slashing funding for programs that American families rely on, Speaker McCarthy risks our economic security and sets us on a path to kick hundreds of thousands of families out of their homes, strip away access to the child care parents rely on to go to work, pull cops off the street and teachers out of classrooms, and make our nation and our borders less secure."
April 17, 2023 Press Release
Republican Proposal Would Risk the Nation’s Economic Security
“This narrow, extreme partisan approach risks economic tumult, higher interest rates, and increased prices. I urge the Speaker to step back and pass a clean debt ceiling increase. Leave the annual appropriations process out of it.”

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