“At a time when the need for aggressive investments in America’s future could not be greater, the Republican majority’s Appropriations bills shortchange hard-working American families while serving special interests. We can and must do better.”
Today, U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee issued the following joint statement on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees completing markups of all 12 Appropriations bills:
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on Chairman Ken Calvert’s Confederate battle flag amendment and the Republican leadership’s subsequent decision to pull the Interior & Environment Appropriations bill from the House floor:
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on a GOP amendment introduced by the Chairman of the Interior and Environment Subcommittee defending the Confederate flag on federal property:
Someone once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We don’t need this wisdom to understand the 2016 appropriations process is going off the rails by repeating past mistakes.
Appropriations Democrats, led by Philadelphia Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Rep. David Price (D-NC), Ranking Democrat of the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Subcommittee, and Rep.