Latest Appropriations News
Congressman Pocan Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing for the Federal Trade Commission
"The FTC is requesting a significant funding increase of $160 million, or 37 percent above the FY23 enacted level, for a total of $590 million. This funding would go toward additional staffing in the areas of competition and consumer protection, as well as support IT needs and expert witness testimony. This increase in resources will further empower the FTC to improve fairness in the marketplace and lower costs for American taxpayers."
Ranking Member Cartwright Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Hearing
"These proposed cuts would translate to the equivalent of losing 11,000 positions, or a third of its workforce, greatly damaging the FBI’s ability to protect our American people and keep our communities safe."
Ranking Member Cartwright Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Drug Enforcement Administration Hearing
"Our continued investment in the DEA sends a clear signal to our adversaries on the global stage that we will not allow this attack on our people, on our communities to continue without consequence, and that those responsible will be held accountable by our justice system."
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 Statement
"Preventing default is an obligation that Congress has. My Republican colleagues are holding our economy hostage, linking it to the annual process of funding the critical programs that serve American families and veterans. The price of averting a catastrophic default is drastic cuts to these programs now and severe caps for the next 10 years."
Ranking Member Cartwright Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Department of Justice Grantmaking Components Budget Request Hearing
"When thinking of the progress made over these last few years, it concerns me that there are powerful and loud forces in the House majority are poised to drastically cut discretionary spending. That is something that would greatly harm the critical efforts funded by these programs that you all are involved with. Are we really interested in rolling back efforts that make our communities safer and protect the public from crime? To protect the public from evolving threats? Which public safety efforts should be scaled back--preventing gun violence, helping our veterans, supporting victims of crime, fighting the scourge of opioids in our communities? Which of these efforts can we signal to America that we no longer find them important for us to invest in?"
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.
Ranking Member Mike Quigley Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing for the Federal Aviation Administration
This Subcommittee has increased funding for the FAA over the past several years, and in a year where we hope to see a FAA reauthorization passed through Congress, it is critical we continue to provide critical investments. It is our duty to continue to help the FAA modernize its air traffic control system, improve efficiency, transition legacy equipment into modern platforms, and develop a highly skilled workforce.
Ranking Member DeLauro Statement at Provider Relief Fund and Healthcare Workforce Shortages Oversight Hearing
Given the need to address these and other enduring shortages made much worse by the pandemic, this Committee made significant investments through the 2022 and 2023 appropriations bills to strengthen HRSA’s health workforce programs. This included a nearly $100 million increase in the 2023 package passed and enacted in December. We increased funding for nursing and midwife programs, mental and behavioral health workforce education and training, and Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education programs to train resident doctors. But more must be done.
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.