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February 11, 2015 Press Release
Ranking Democrats Urge Republican Leadership to End Dangerous and Irresponsible Political Game

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), who has been recommended to be Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, today introduced H.R.

January 21, 2015 Press Release
Slate of Recommendations Sent to Democratic Steering & Policy Committee for Ratification

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced the recommendations Appropriations Committee Democrats have sent to the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee regarding Ranking Members and full membership of each of the twelve Appropriations subcommittees in the 114th Congress. 

January 12, 2015 Press Release
This political game has a real and negative effect on critical agencies working to prevent and respond to emergencies and terrorist attacks like those in France last week. I urge Republican leaders bring a clean Appropriations bill to the floor, without poison pill amendments, that invests appropriately in our homeland security.
December 11, 2014 Press Release
As we all know, funding to keep the government operating expires at midnight tonight. It is my sincere hope that we can avoid the antics of last year when a vocal minority in this body was able to hold the entire government hostage for reasons they couldn’t articulate. It wasn’t fair to the American people, and I hope we never have to go through it again.
December 9, 2014 Press Release
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act is comprised of 11 FY2015 Appropriations bills and a Continuing Resolution maintaining the current rate of Homeland Security funding until February 27th, 2015.
December 2, 2014 Press Release
Appropriations Ranking Dem: Plan "dangerous and irresponsible," risks another damaging government shutdown
"It is dangerous and irresponsible to engage in stunts and gimmicks affecting funding for the agencies under the Department of Homeland Security."
November 21, 2014 Press Release
Lowey, Rogers, Granger Call on Palestinian Authority President to End Incitement of Terrorism Against Israel

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Kay Granger (R-TX), Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, today wrote Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to urge decisive and constructive a

November 20, 2014 Press Release
“While far from an ideal solution to a complex and longstanding challenge, this executive order is a good start. I call on Republican leaders to channel their opposition to the President’s action into engagement. Rather than threatening a repeat of last year’s disastrous government shutdown, hold a vote on comprehensive immigration reform, which was written and passed by the Senate on a bipartisan basis last year.”
November 5, 2014 Press Release

 Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s request for emergency funding to address Ebola in Africa and public health preparedness in the United States.

October 1, 2014 Press Release
Chairman and Ranking Member: Prepared to Respond and Assist to Avoid Global Health Security Crisis

Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today sent the following letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting details on the Administration's response to the emerging public health crisis in Africa:

Dear Ambassador Rice and Director Donovan: