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July 14, 2016 Press Release

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.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

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):

June 22, 2016 Press Release

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.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

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.

June 8, 2016 Press Release

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:

May 26, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Energy & Water Appropriations bill failed by a vote of 112-305.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

In February, the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency of international concern, and the President called for $1.9 billion to respond to the impending crisis and prevent the spread in our very own communities. 

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Chairman Frelinghuysen, I would like to begin by conveying my deep appreciation for your steady leadership of the Defense Subcommittee.  Your commitment to this subcommittee’s tradition of cooperative bipartisanship is unwavering and it is a pleasure working with you. 

 

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May 16, 2016 Press Release

 

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ Zika supplemental appropriations bill:

May 10, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the release of the majority’s FY2017 Defense Appropriations bill.

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