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April 28, 2021 Statement
"Many have been forced to consider new careers because the jobs they had prior to the pandemic no longer exist. That is why I am so encouraged that you and President Biden have made it a priority to invest in American jobs. That means investing in workforce development, including sector-based training, apprenticeship programs, and partnerships between institutions of higher education and employers."
April 28, 2021 Statement
"This past year has been difficult for so many. The Coast Guard, in particular, has shown once again to be a resilient force in protecting our Nation."
April 21, 2021 Statement
“Thousands of families and children in my home state alone are either homeless or seriously housing insecure, unsure if they will have a roof over their head next month. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue and put our nation’s most vulnerable populations, such as our disabled, nonwhite, and Native American populations, at increased risk. When individuals experience housing instability, they are at greater risk of contracting COVID. This makes our entire country less safe.”
April 21, 2021 Statement
"The unmet needs in our communities are immense and require us to think boldly about the future of housing in our country. Housing plays a central role in stabilizing communities and creating pathways to homeownership and wealth—it’s hard to keep good health, achieve positive educational outcomes, or reach economic potential without a safe, decent, and affordable place to live."
April 21, 2021 Statement
"We must remain engaged, and to work with our allies and partners on common interests."
April 21, 2021 Statement
"To meet these growing challenges, the United States on a whole of government level must be more engaged in Africa, not less. We need to ensure that we are working well with our partner agencies towards both diplomacy and development and economic bridges on the continent."
April 21, 2021 Statement
"We can do more to make sure that communities all across America not only recover from the pandemic, but have real economic vitality. It is a smart investment in our people and our country that will pay huge dividends over time."
April 21, 2021 Statement
"The budget request, combined with the investments proposed in the American Jobs Plan, position us well to address the numerous environmental and public health challenges we currently face. They are a welcome indication of the direction this Administration would like to head."
April 20, 2021 Statement
"The President’s initial budget outline prioritizes the need to counter threats and destabilizing actions from Russia and China. It emphasizes the need to return to working with our allies and partners, particularly those in NATO, to defend democratic values and the rule of law."
April 20, 2021 Statement
"We need to provide more than just increased funding for these crucial institutions. We must drill down into where exactly is the greatest need and work to identify the programs, practices, and solutions that need the most support."

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