The annual appropriations process is a tool that Congress uses to invest in policies and programs that help our communities. Submitting your appropriations requests also provides another opportunity for Congress to hear directly from you – the constituent – about how our federal funding should be prioritized and spent.
Each year, members of Congress have an opportunity to submit a limited number of Appropriations requests on behalf of their constituents. The House Appropriations Committee limits the number of requests a member can submit to 75 requests, and the decision about which requests get funded is up to the House Appropriations Committee.
Submitting a request for funding does not guarantee that funding will be appropriated. To explain the Appropriations process further, Congressman Bowman and Congressman Jones will host Town Halls on March 25th: