Tag Archives: House Appropriations Committee

House Committee Allots $39.7B for Homeland Security; Rep. Hal Rogers Comments

The House Appropriations Committee has released its bill to allocate $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security during fiscal year 2015. The Homeland Security Appropriations bill is meant to prioritize counterterrorism missions, threat-targeting activities and tactical equipment, the committee said Friday. The House is set to consider the …

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Rep. Steny Hoyer: House Appropriators Working on Short-Term Govt Spending Fix

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has said the chamber’s appropriators are considering a stopgap budget measure that would keep the government funded at current levels, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Andy Medici writes Hoyer told reporters that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) …

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House Appropriations Committee OKs $570B FY 2015 Defense Budget

House appropriators have approved a bill that authorizes a $491 billion base budget and $79.4 billion in overseas contingency funds for the next fiscal year, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes that the legislation includes $63.4 billion to finance weapon research and development projects, a $370 million increase from …

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House Committee Passes $30.4B Energy, Water Budget

The House Appropriations Committee voted 28-21 Wednesday to approve a $30.4 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal 2014, $2.9 billion less than fiscal 2013 levels, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Erik Wasson writes the legislation would reduce funds for renewable energy projects to $1 billion, a $911 million …

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Report: Federal Agencies Saved $300M Via Strategic Sourcing

U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Tangherlini has said a federal strategic sourcing program has helped agencies save $300 million from the procurement of goods and services, the Washington Business Journal reported. Jill Aitoro writes that Tangherlini told a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that careful planning helps government offices scout for …

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House Panel Moves Forward ‘Mini-bus’ Spending Bill

With overwhelming support, the House Appropriations Committee finally passed a spending bill Monday night to prevent a shutdown of federal funding of various government internal agencies and departments. Committee members agreed in a 38-1 vote to pass the “mini-bus” legislation which makes possible for continued funding of the departments of …

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