Thank you, Chairman Culberson, and I would like to join you in welcoming the Secretary of Commerce, the Honorable Wilbur Ross, to the subcommittee.
“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.
Thank you Mr. Chairman. I want to welcome Dr. Collins, as well as Dr. Lowy, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Gordon, Dr. Gibbons, and Dr. Volkow—thank you all for being here this morning to discuss the future of the National Institutes of Health.
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.
FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act
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.
Good morning, Secretary Price, and welcome to our Subcommittee for your first appropriations hearing. We meet during perilous times for the future of healthcare in our country.
President Trump's 2018 budget request is a betrayal of his promises, and 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.