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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Sep 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 361 to 61 the bipartisan, bicameral Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157 – Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019. This package appropriates necessary Fiscal Year 2019 funding for these agencies, as well as temporary funding through December 7 for all other government agencies that were not included in earlier spending packages passed by Congress.

Sep 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) sent a letter to Chairman Tom Cole (OK-5) and Ranking Member Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-5) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, and Related Agencies applauding the bipartisan effort to address the mental health crisis in our country. In the letter, also signed by Reps.

Sep 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) reacted to the Trump Administration’s announcement of a pay freeze for federal employees:

“Millions of families and hundreds of thousands of federal employees would be hurt by this decision, and I stand with my fellow members of Congress to push back against this decision. That’s why I was an original cosponsor of the FAIR Act (H.R. 4775), which would provide a 3 percent pay increase for the federal workforce in FY2019.

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: