House Democratic conferees on the Zika and Military Construction-VA Conference Committee today urged Speaker Paul Ryan to consider H.R. 5044, to fully fund President Obama’s $1.9 billion Zika emergency funding request without unnecessary riders, prior to entering into a seven-week recess. H.R. 5044 has 191 cosponsors.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding passage of an amendment to the FY2017 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations bill barring federal or local funds to enforce the District of Columbia’s Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA):
The following statement was issued today by House Democrats on the Zika and Military Construction-VA conference committee, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), Rep. José Serrano, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA), and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
“House Democrats will not sign this partisan conference report.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today offered an amendment to the FY2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill to prevent potential terrorists from purchasing firearms, in the first House votes on gun policy since the tragic Orlando attack that killed 49 individuals.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the Rules Committee announcing the Republican majority will abandon open rules and restrict the content of amendments to Appropriations bills: