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Appropriations

Considered one of the most influential committees in Congress, the House Appropriations Committee is responsible for setting and approving the federal government’s annual spending levels for nearly all federal programs. As such, I take my role as a senior member of the committee and one of its twelve subcommittee chairmen with the utmost seriousness, fighting to ensure that funds are allocated effectively and responsibly. As an appropriator, I work to make sure Illinois and the Chicagoland area receive the funding they need to bolster the local economy and spur job creation.

Currently, I serve as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) and Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD). In my capacity as Chairman of the FSGG Subcommittee, I lead my colleagues in the development of the budget controlling the spending levels for many critical federal agencies, offices ,and departments, including the Department of the Treasury, the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Election Commission, among many others. In total, funding for these agencies comprises more than $20 billion of the federal budget, and ensures that our financial, communications, and election security systems are secure.


Rep. Quigley is a strong supporter of federal funding for energy-efficient housing. He toured affordable housing buildings that have embraced energy-efficient upgrades.

As Vice-Chair of the THUD Subcommittee, I’ve been proud to secure billions in federal funding for Chicago transportation and urban housing priorities. This includes funding through Core Capacity grants utilized by the Chicago Transit Authority, funds for commuter railroads to complete the installment of Positive Train Control safety technology, and crucial housing and community development projects through the SHOP, HOME, and Community Development Block Grant programs.

Recent appropriations bills have also included numerous measures that Senator Dick Durbin and I have called for to help protect children in affordable housing from lead poisoning. I have also fought for  Urban Area Security Initiative program, which help local law enforcement harden vulnerable public places against potential attack.

Securing robust federal funding through the appropriations process is critical for safety and economic growth of the 5th District, Chicago, and Illinois. As your representative, I will continue to be a strong advocate for critical investments that continue to position Chicago as a 21st century city.

More on Appropriations

Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley, who serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services & General Government (FSGG), held the Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 116th Congress, where he was joined by financial experts and senior banking officials testifying on leveraging private capital for underserved communities and individuals.
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley, who serves as a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and a member of the Animal Protection Caucus, joined Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) in introducing the bipartisan Big Cat Public Safety Act.
Feb 11, 2019 In the News
Quigley’s legislation, the Bird-Safe Buildings Act, would apply to public buildings constructed, significantly renovated or bought by the U.S. General Services Administration, the federal government’s landlord.
Feb 6, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley, who serves as a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior and as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), joined Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06) in reintroducing the bipartisan Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act (GLFRA).
Feb 5, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley participated in a polling place training session, where new Judges of Election are trained to manage precinct polling places.

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