Member Submissions for FY19 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations

As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, I want to make you aware that
the Subcommittee will be accepting additional fiscal year 2019 Member requests, or revisions to previous submissions
through Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  With the enactment of the final fiscal year 2018 appropriations bills last month, the Subcommittee is providing additional time so that Members have the opportunity to use enacted fiscal year 2018 funding
or language as a benchmark in their 2019 Member submissions.

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Support A Fair Process For Colleges in Puerto Rico

With the Bipartisan Budget Act signed into law on February 9, Congress appropriated $100 million in Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education, and $75 million towards defraying costs of enrolling displaced students in higher education. Nearly
seven weeks later, the Department of Education (Department), citing the need for an emergency review,
published documents that it intended to require Institutions to fill out in order to apply for and eventually receive this aid. Initially, the Department also stipulated that public
comments on these documents must be submitted not even a full two days later, by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 28. Thankfully, the Department has since extended the comment period until Thursday, April 5.

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Join an Inequality Special Order

Over the last thirty years inequality has grown in the United States at a rapid rate. America’s top 10% now average more than 9 times as much income as the bottom 90% of Americans.

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Cosponsor H.Res. 805, National Public Health Week Resolution

 For the last two decades, communities around the country have recognized National
Public Health Week during the first week of April to help improve our nation’s health. We hope you will join me in sponsoring a resolution to recognize April 2 – 8 as National Public Health Week 2018.

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Member Submissions for FY19 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations

As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, I want to make you aware that
the Subcommittee will be accepting additional fiscal year 2019 Member requests, or revisions to previous submissions
through Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  With the enactment of the final fiscal year 2018 appropriations bills last month, the Subcommittee is providing additional time so that Members have the opportunity to use enacted fiscal year 2018 funding
or language as a benchmark in their 2019 Member submissions. 

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