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September 14, 2017 Press Release

“Today’s House passage of inadequate and partisan Appropriations bills gets us no closer to enacting full-year funding that will support middle-class families, invest in critical priorities, and keep the American people secure at home and abroad.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

I rise in support of providing critical emergency relief to respond to the catastrophic damages wreaked by Hurricane Harvey, and the expectation of damages from Hurricane Irma.  My thoughts and prayers remain with all those whose families, lives, homes, and businesses have been upended by these disasters.  This Congress and the American people are with you in your time of need.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this bill, which would turn back the clock on American excellence, following President Trump’s lead on divesting from education, health, foreign assistance, science, and infrastructure.


September 1, 2017 Press Release

"When Hurricane Sandy crippled New York and New Jersey in 2012, I will never forget Americans coming together to help their neighbors, and many of my colleagues who offered prayer, kind words, and support for federal assistance. 

August 28, 2017 Press Release


The House is scheduled to consider an Appropriations package next week made up of the eight spending bills that were not part of the July ‘security minibus.’ 

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Typically, the Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veteran’s Affairs, Energy and Water, and Defense bills would be debated and amended by the full house individually.  

July 19, 2017 Press Release

The 2018 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill is an affront to women, families, and all hard-working Americans. It would harm schools and eliminate support for teachers; dramatically cut job training opportunities; and undermine public health.

July 17, 2017 Press Release

While other bills have been severely cut, the 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill would waste $1.6 billion on the President’s boondoggle of a border wall and more than $700 million on thousands of new detention beds and a thousand new ICE enforcement officers, priorities that do nothing to make communities more secure.  Those funds are desperately needed to address rea

July 17, 2017 Press Release

The 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill would place the health and safety of the American people at risk by slashing critical funding for climate change and environmental enforcement which threatens lives and livelihoods.  Ideological policy riders continue the assault on our environment by undermining the Administration’s ability to keep our land, water, and ai