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July 23, 2015 Press Release
Top Democratic Appropriators Urge Republican Majorities to Engage Immdiately in Negotiations for New, Workable Budget Deal

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:

July 9, 2015 Press Release

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:

July 8, 2015 Press Release

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:

May 29, 2015 Press Release

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.

May 13, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) offers amendment to restore $1.31 billion cut to Amtrak

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.

April 22, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today delivered the following statement in opposition to the Republican majority’s proposed 302(b) allocations, which set funding levels for each of the Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees:

I rise today to offer a Democratic alternative to the Chairman’s 302(b) allocations. 

March 3, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on House passage of the 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act:

March 2, 2015 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on Senator Barbara Mikulski’s announcement that she will not run for re-election in 2016:

February 27, 2015 Press Release

“The Republican majority’s continuing failure to enact a FY15 Homeland Security Appropriations bill is a staggering display of legislative incompetence.

February 25, 2015 Press Release

Secretary Kerry, welcome back.  You continue to represent our country with passion and dedication, and I thank you for your tireless efforts.  Since you were sworn in two years ago, you have worked diligently on both Middle East Peace and Iranian nuclear negotiations; faced nonstop crisis in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine; and consistently worked to counter terrorism and advocate for human rights and

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