Mr. Chairman, as I did last week, I want to begin by commending you for the open and bipartisan process you have led this spring, which has culminated in the fiscal year 2017 T-HUD bill before us. In your tenure as Chairman, you have continued to accommodate Subcommittee Members—both Republicans and Democrats—and it’s been a pleasure working with you again this year.
I want to thank Chairman Simpson for his bipartisan approach in preparing this bill. I also thank Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey for their efforts throughout.
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.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
First I would like to say thank you to you and your staff.
You have been a good partner, and I look forward to continuing to work with you throughout this process.
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.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ Zika supplemental appropriations bill:
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.
Thank you Mr. Chairman. The Legislative Branch Appropriations bill is $72 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted bill.
Thank you, Chairman Graves, Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, and Chairman Rogers for your work on this bill.
Today we consider funding for the operations of our nation’s legislative branch. This is our fourth bill to reach subcommittee markup, yet the House has not passed a budget, and it’s almost certain we never will.