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  • House Approves Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Package
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy, Homeland Security and National Defense, Illegal Drugs, Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans, Environment

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today praised House passage of the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill passed on a vote of 316-113. The legislation includes funding for virtually the entire federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016, totaling approximately $1.15 trillion. This level is in line with the discretionary funding provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was enacted on November 2. The bill increases fundin... Read more

  • Rogers: Omnibus Funding Bill Provides Responsible Funding for the Federal Government, Helps to Stop Waste and Administrative Overreach
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today unveiled the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, the legislation that will provide discretionary funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. The bill includes full Appropriations legislation and funding for the 12 annual Appropriations bills through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016. This level reflects the increased domestic discretionary funding provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was enacted o... Read more

  • Chairman Rogers Floor Statement on Five-Day Stopgap Government Funding Measure
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers spoke today on the House floor in support of H.R. 2250, a short-term continuing resolution that provides funding for the federal government through December 16. The text of his statement follows: "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present H.R. 2250, a short-term continuing resolution that will fund the government through December 16. "As you know, our current funding mechanism expires today at midnight. At this point, it is unfortunately necessary f... Read more

  • Short-Term Government Funding Bill Introduced
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced a short term Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government for an additional five days, until midnight on December 16, 2015 (H.J. Res. 75). With current funding for the federal government due to expire on December 11, the new resolution today will prevent a shutdown and allow for additional time for Congress to negotiate and pass a year-long Omnibus funding bill. The new resolution will maintain existing funding lev... Read more

  • Chairman Rogers' Floor Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today gave the following statement on the House floor in support of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015: "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 – an agreement that helps advance this nation toward our goals of fiscal stability, strong national security, and entitlement reform. "These are goals that we’ve been advocating for for years – ones that ... Read more

  • Chairman Rogers Commends Passage of Bipartisan Budget Legislation
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today commended the passage of a bipartisan budget bill that will provide a framework for federal funding legislation for the next two fiscal years. The budget deal will undo automatic, harmful sequestration budget cuts and implement new caps on discretionary spending for both fiscal year 2016 and 2017. This will provide certainty in the budget process, and allow for negotiations on Appropriations bills – which fund the federal government – to p... Read more

  • Chairman Rogers Statement on Budget Agreement
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today released the following statement regarding the announcement that a two-year budget deal has been reached between House and Senate leadership. “I am pleased that all sides have come to an agreement – taking the important and courageous steps to find common ground and do what is best for our country. This deal is fiscally responsible, and I commend our leaders for their fruitful work toward this end. “The Appropriations Committee stands at t... Read more

  • Chairman Rogers Statement on H.R. 719, the FY 2016 Short-Term Continuing Resolution
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    "This necessary measure funds government programs and services at the current rate through December 11th of this year. As in previous years, the CR also includes a small across-the-board reduction to keep within the fiscal year 2016 cap level set by the Budget Control Act. "This is a responsible measure that prevents a harmful government shutdown, while allowing time for a larger budget agreement to be reached, and time to complete the full-year Appropriations work for 2016. "It also includes a... Read more

  • House Passes Short-Term Continuing Resolution to Fund Government Operations, Prevent Shutdown
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy, Taxes, Homeland Security and National Defense, Education, Illegal Drugs, Social Security, Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans, Environment

    The U.S. House today approved a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to maintain federal operations and prevent a government shutdown at midnight tonight. The legislation continues funding for government programs and services until December 11, 2015, and maintains the existing spending cap put into place by the Budget Control Act of 2013. This federal funding will continue for the length of the continuing resolution, or until Congress approves the annual Appropriations legislation for fiscal y... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2016 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill on a vote of 32-17. The bill provides funds to secure the nation’s borders and enforce immigration laws, identify and protect against cyber threats, stop transnational criminals who smuggle drugs and people into the U.S., respond to natural disasters, and fight terrorism. In addition, the bill improves oversight of DHS to hold the agency accountable to the American peo... Read more