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  • Committee Approves Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economic Development and Job Creation

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. The bill provides annual funding for the offices of Members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security and police forces, services for visitors, and Capitol operations and maintenance. The total included for the House and joint operations, excluding Senate-only items, is $3.48 billion. This is $73 million above the fiscal year 2016 level and $152 million... Read more

  • Rogers Introduces Funding Bill to Fight the Zika Virus
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced legislation to provide funding to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The bill, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016, will likely be considered in the House this week. For months, House Republicans have been calling on the White House and Administration officials to provide specific information regarding funding proposed to fight the Zika outbreak, and for federal agencies to use all existing resources at their disposal t... Read more

  • House Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense, Illegal Drugs, Veterans

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the subcommittee draft of the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds critical national security needs, including military operations and readiness programs, as well as health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families. The legislation meets the overall defense spending limits set by law for fiscal year 2017, providing $517.1 billion in discretio... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment

    On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. The bill totals $37.4 billion – $259 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $168 million above the President’s budget request. “Totaling... Read more

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill Released
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The bill provides annual funding for the offices of Members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security and police forces, services for visitors, and Capitol operations and maintenance. The total included for the House and joint operations, excluding Senate-only items, is $3.48 billion. This is $73 millio... Read more

  • Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill. The proposed legislation funds important agricultural and food programs and services, including food and medical product safety, animal and plant health programs, rural development and farm services, marketplace oversight, and nutrition programs. The bill totals $21.3 billion in discretionary funding, which is $451 million lower than the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $281 million below th... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Approves Military Construction - Veterans Affairs Funding Legislation
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. The legislation contains funding to house, train, and equip military personnel, provide housing and services to military families, and help maintain base infrastructure. The bill also funds veterans’ benefits and programs. In total, the legislation provides $81.6 billion in discretionary funding – $1.8 billion above the fiscal year 2016 level. Within this total, ... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. The bill totals $37.4 billion – $259 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $168 million ab... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation contains funding to house, train, and equip military personnel, provide housing and services to military families, and help maintain base infrastructure. The bill also funds veterans’ benefits and programs. In total, the legislation provides $81.6 billion in discretionary funding – $1.8 billion ab... Read more

  • Appropriations Cardinals Urge Administration to Use Existing Funds to Respond to Zika Virus; Reps. Rogers, Cole and Granger say immediate use of “substantial” unobligated Ebola funds will help meet urgent needs of response to Zika outbreak
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Granger, and Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole sent a letter today to Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, urging the Administration to pursue the use of current unobligated funds, including Ebola funds, to meet the immediate needs of response to the Zika outbreak. On February 9, 2016, Director Donovan sent a letter to the Committee indicating the Ad... Read more