Principles for Congressional Appropriations

Press Releases · Sep 12, 2019

Washington—Heritage Action for America released the following statement by Executive Director Tim Chapman, responding to ongoing negotiations over appropriations in Congress:

As Congress continues to move forward on appropriations bills, they should be careful to avoid several pitfalls. First, all appropriations bills should hold to the budget agreement and not establish new policy, which includes not rolling back the Trump Administration’s regulatory victories or advancing any poison pills. Second, appropriators should prioritize Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense funding. To ensure that our law enforcement and national defense have every tool they need to protect our border and our nation, they should make DHS and DoD funding one of the first orders of business.

These principles should guide Members of Congress toward promoting a clean and transparent appropriations process while preserving crucial rules and programs already in place.