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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:

September 16, 2014 Press Release
"No Appropriator ever wants a CR, but none of us wants to repeat last year’s shutdown. It is my sincere hope that if this CR is enacted, we can use the coming months wisely to craft agreement on all twelve bills by December 11th. There is absolutely no reason to punt our responsibilities into the new year and the new Congress."
September 15, 2014 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC—The Democratic members of the House of Representatives Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education Appropriations Subcommittee today unveiled their Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill. For the second consecutive year, Republicans who control the committee refused to even bring a bill before the subcommittee for a vote, the only appropriations bill to have that distinction.

July 29, 2014 Press Release
Lowey Statement on GOP Supplemental Appropriations Proposal

“The majority’s inadequate proposal in response to the humanitarian crisis at our borders is unacceptable and would guarantee another emergency in September, raising the prospect of government shutdown.

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