On May 3, the House of Representatives passed the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, negotiated by Appropriations Democrats, which provided full-year funding for critical services and investments and rejected funding for President Trump's border wall and other divisive, poison pill riders.
President Trump's 2018 budget request is a betrayal of his promise to Make America Great Again. If enacted through Appropriations law, the proposed budget cuts would have a disastrous impact on job security; health; schools; safe, clean, and secure communities; and American leadership. It is a framework to shift more and more burdens onto the shoulders of working families.
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.
“Just three weeks ago, Congress passed - in overwhelming, bipartisan fashion - an omnibus appropriations bill that provided responsible funding levels for critical services and investments.
Today House Budget Committee Ranking Member John Yarmuth, House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Budget Committee Vice Ranking Member Pramila Jayapal, and House Appropriations Committee Vice Ranking Member Derek Kilmer joined with representatives from NDD United at a press conference calling on Congress to raise the 2018 spending caps.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s tweets advocating a government shutdown:
“President Trump’s statement advocating a government shutdown is reckless and irresponsible.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act:
“I am pleased that the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have produced an Omnibus Appropriations Act, rather than a full-year Continuing Resolution.