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