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  • Protecting Against Ebola

    Appropriations Committee Democrats are working to ensure our public health professionals, medical researchers, and servicemembers have the resources they need to stop the spread of Ebola abroad and protect Americans at home.
  • Lowey: Congress must prevent another government shutdown

    Appropriations Ranking Democrat Nita Lowey calls on Congress to do its job by passing an Omnibus and preventing another disastrous government shutdown.

November 5, 2014 Press Release

 Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s request for emergency funding to address Ebola in Africa and public health preparedness in the United States.

October 1, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today sent the following letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting details on the Administration's response to the emerging public health crisis in Africa:

Dear Ambassador Rice and Director Donovan:

September 16, 2014 Press Release
"No Appropriator ever wants a CR, but none of us wants to repeat last year’s shutdown. It is my sincere hope that if this CR is enacted, we can use the coming months wisely to craft agreement on all twelve bills by December 11th. There is absolutely no reason to punt our responsibilities into the new year and the new Congress."
September 15, 2014 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC—The Democratic members of the House of Representatives Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education Appropriations Subcommittee today unveiled their Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill. For the second consecutive year, Republicans who control the committee refused to even bring a bill before the subcommittee for a vote, the only appropriations bill to have that distinction.

July 29, 2014 Press Release

“The majority’s inadequate proposal in response to the humanitarian crisis at our borders is unacceptable and would guarantee another emergency in September, raising the prospect of government shutdown.