I want to thank Chairman Price for presenting the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill today.
I would also like to thank my friend, Mario Diaz-Balart, the ranking member of this subcommittee.
This bill supports key transportation infrastructure and safety programs, including highways, rail, and ports.
Chairman Cartwright, thank you for presenting the Fiscal Year 2022 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
I also want to recognize and thank my friend, the ranking member of the subcommittee, Mr. Aderholt.
I know both of you have worked together to address priorities of members on both sides of the aisle.
Madam Chair, I thank you for bringing forward the Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies appropriations bill today.
I also want to thank the ranking member, Mr. Simpson, for his leadership on this subcommittee.
I want to thank the chair for presenting the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill.
Chair DeLauro unveils this bill today as the leader of our full committee and the subcommittee.
I know she has worked extremely hard to have the opportunity to hold both of these positions, and I have great respect for her dedication to these issues.
WASHINGTON – Today, the full committee met to consider the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills for the subcommittees on Interior and Environment and State and Foreign Operations. Committee Republicans were unable to support the bills due to the total spending level and controversial policy provisions that are in the bills.
Madam Chair, thank you for yielding.
First, I want to thank Chairwoman Lee and Ranking Member Rogers for their work on this State and Foreign Operations bill.
I want to also thank the chair for including the full amount for Israel - $3.3 billion. Full funding makes it clear that the members of this committee are steadfast supporters of our great ally and partner.
First, I want to recognize Chairwoman Pingree and Ranking Member Joyce for their work on putting this Interior and Environment bill together.
As a result of their efforts, this bill addresses priorities of Members on both sides of the aisle and does many good things for the conservation of our natural resources.
Thank you, Chair DeLauro.
I appreciate the work that Chair Wasserman Schultz and Ranking Member Carter have done this year on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill. Thank you for reaching across the aisle to fund many projects important to our Members.
I would like to Chair Roybal-Allard and Ranking Member Fleischmann for your work on this Homeland Security appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022.
I know that you both try to work together when it is possible, but unfortunately, there are just too many differences of opinion in this year’s bill, and I oppose it in its current form.