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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

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.

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