Federal Budget

Our federal budget should reflect our national priorities and values. In my view, that means that we’re supporting our troops and protecting our country, positioning the next generation to thrive, making sure that our veterans and seniors receive the benefits they deserve.

On budget matters, rather than careening from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis, Congress should focus on passing a grand budget deal that reduces the deficit in a balanced way.  We should do our job, which is to come together, negotiate in good faith, and find a solution. I support a balanced approach that fundamentally changes our fiscal trajectory and reduces our debt. In my role as a Freshman Class President, I hosted a bipartisan member briefing with Simpson and Bowles, and believe their balanced, data-driven, approach should be emulated in Congress.

In my view, the recent budgets offered by Congressman Ryan and supported by the majority in Congress are wrong for the country. I believe Democrats should lead on deficit reduction and entitlement reform and we should continue to reach across the aisle and push for a grand bargain budget deal along the lines of Simpson-Bowles.

Smart budgets include investments in the future, including proper support for education and job training, science and research, alternative energy, and infrastructure. The budget alternative authored by Rep. Van Hollen presented a better path. Our budget should be oriented towards positioning our country for the next century. Support for federal workers is critical: we can’t expect our federal government to be world-class by marginalizing its employees year after year.

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Jun 27, 2018

Delaney Amendment to Increase Funding for Fisher House Added to Defense Bill
Bipartisan Delaney amendment doubles federal support for Fisher House

Feb 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the White House released their infrastructure proposal.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

Jan 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Senate overwhelmingly advanced a bipartisan continuing resolution to fund the government through February 8 so that negotiations can continue on a long-term budget. As part of the compromise the Senate Majority Leader agreed to bring bipartisan immigration language to the floor for a vote.

Jan 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – Government appropriations expired on January 19, leading to a government shutdown.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has cosponsored legislation to ensure that furloughed federal employees receive retroactive pay.  

Congressman Delaney releases the following statement:

Jan 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) is an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to protect the pay of federal workers in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 4827) ensures that all federal employees receive retroactive pay for the duration of any shutdown, regardless of furlough status.

Jan 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) wrote to President Donald Trump, urging him to embrace a bipartisan approach on infrastructure. Multiple reports have indicated that infrastructure will be a top White House priority in 2018.

Dec 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today the House passed a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the government open through January 19.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

Nov 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – The House has passed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which includes provisions to reform the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program and protect local jobs in Garrett County, Maryland.

Sep 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – During floor debate Wednesday evening the House of Representatives passed an amendment authored by Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) to fully fund the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC). Congressman Delaney’s amendment to restore NBACC funding had bipartisan support and was cosponsored by Republican Dan Donovan (NY-11). Congressman Delaney amended H.R. 3354, the appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies. A vote on final passage of the overall bill is expected Friday.  

Jul 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has reintroduced the Early Learning Act for the 115th Congress, legislation to create access to universal pre-k nationwide. The Early Learning Act provides states with federal funding to establish high-quality free pre-k programs for all four year old children. Congressman Delaney first introduced the Early Learning Act in 2015.