Homeland Security

Membership

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member
  • Henry Cuellar
  • David Price
  • Dutch Ruppersberger

Jurisdiction

  • Department of Homeland Security

Recent Activity

December 31, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman-designate sent the following Dear Colleague letter on December 31, urging Members to support House Democrats' legislative package to reopen the federal government.
December 31, 2018 Press Release

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman-designate Nita M. Lowey has released a legislative package that will reopen the federal government and end the Trump Shutdown. The legislation is expected to be considered in the House on January 3. The full text of the legislation is available at the links below.

December 31, 2018 Press Release

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman-designate Nita M. Lowey (D-NY-17) today filed legislation to reopen the federal government and fund most federal agencies through the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The legislative package, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills and a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, is expected to be considered by the House on January 3.

December 31, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Democrats have filed legislation to reopen the federal government and fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8.
July 27, 2018 Press Release
Through 12 Committee markups this year, House Appropriations Committee Democrats have offered nearly 150 amendments to stand up for our values and push back on President Trump and the Republicans’ backwards agenda. While Republicans have defeated many of these important amendments, House Democrats have succeeded in forcing important debates and putting Republicans on the record, laying down a marker for the battles that lie ahead.
July 25, 2018 Press Release
Unfortunately, there are significant parts of the bill where we are not in agreement which prevent me from being able to support the bill in its current form. From a taxpayer perspective, the most prominent area of concern is the $4.9 billion in the bill for new border fencing.
July 25, 2018 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Yoder, Ranking Member Roybal-Allard, and Chairman Frelinghuysen for your work on this bill.

July 19, 2018 Press Release
The family separation fiasco of the last several weeks is testament to the need for careful oversight of the department’s activities. The administration’s zeal to aggressively enforce immigration law can never be an excuse to ignore the fundamental civil rights of individuals, including the right to keep one’s family intact.
July 19, 2018 Press Release
It is outrageous that House Republicans have prioritized unnecessary funds for President Trump’s border wall and cruel immigration policies rather than fighting terrorism through substantial new investments in first responder grants or growing the economy and creating jobs through job training, making college more affordable, or research and development initiatives.
July 18, 2018 Press Release
“The American people sent us to Congress to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, not fritter away federal funding on divisive spending based on an uninformed campaign promise. This bill is completely unacceptable and Democrats will oppose it.”

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