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July 19, 2017 Press Release

The 2018 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill is an affront to women, families, and all hard-working Americans. It would harm schools and eliminate support for teachers; dramatically cut job training opportunities; and undermine public health.

July 17, 2017 Press Release

While other bills have been severely cut, the 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill would waste $1.6 billion on the President’s boondoggle of a border wall and more than $700 million on thousands of new detention beds and a thousand new ICE enforcement officers, priorities that do nothing to make communities more secure.  Those funds are desperately needed to address rea

July 17, 2017 Press Release

The 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill would place the health and safety of the American people at risk by slashing critical funding for climate change and environmental enforcement which threatens lives and livelihoods.  Ideological policy riders continue the assault on our environment by undermining the Administration’s ability to keep our land, water, and ai

July 17, 2017 Press Release

The Transportation-HUD bill breaks repeated promises from the Administration and the majority to invest in our nation’s infrastructure.  Slashing Capital Investment grants, TIGER grants, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Community Development Block Grants will eliminate jobs and hurt communities around the country.  We should be investing more - not less - in job creation and

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Rogers and our full committee chairman, Mr. Frelingyhusen.  I appreciate your efforts to include many of my and my colleagues’ priorities in the bill. 

 

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Appropriations Democrats today introduced an amendment to the 2018 Commerce Justice Science Appropriations bill to prohibit use of funds to “obstruct, hinder, frustrate, impede, or prevent any investigative work” conducted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller. 

July 13, 2017 Press Release

The 2018 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations bill embodies the worst of the policy priorities of the Republican majority.  It would repeal Dodd-Frank consumer financial protections, undermine the Affordable Care Act, restrict women’s access to legal health services, meddle in the District of Columbia’s internal affairs, and diminish federal assistance t

July 13, 2017 Press Release

The 2018 CJS Appropriations bill fails to fund priorities critical to communities, including the COPS hiring program, economic development investments, legal representation for low-income Americans, and climate research, while including divisive riders relating to firearms and U.S. policy toward Cuba.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, I am pleased we are here today and I appreciate your efforts to bring the Labor-HHS bill to markup for the third consecutive year—we are on a roll. I am looking forward to full committee markup next week.

 

July 12, 2017 Press Release

I’d like to acknowledge Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro, and Chairman Frelinghuysen for their work on this bill.

 

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