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  • Congress Passes 2017 Appropriations Package

    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.
  • Broken Promises: President Trump's 2018 Budget Request

    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.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 2, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act

April 27, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding the majority’s intention to advance a one-week stopgap Continuing Resolution:

“I am aware the majority intends to advance a one-week stopgap Continuing Resolution.  It bears repeating that seven months into the fiscal year, this should not be necessary.