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May 27, 2021 Statement
"Unlike other committees, the job of Appropriators is to see the full picture. As much attention as the top line for defense receives, we cannot consider the defense number in a vacuum. Investments in diplomacy, development, and our economy are vital to our security interests."
May 27, 2021 Statement
"The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how imperative it is to care for our neighbors abroad. It has brought into stark relief the principle that when one of us suffers, we all suffer. When one of us gets sick, we all get sick. But when development efforts are well funded, the rest of the world is healthier and safer for all of us."
May 27, 2021 Statement
"The Department of the Treasury plays a vital role in stabilizing and supporting the U.S. economy. That did not go unnoticed as this subcommittee, and Congress, put together much-needed relief packages to support individuals, families, businesses, industry, states, territories, tribes, counties, and others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."
May 27, 2021 Statement
"One of the many painful lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is that we can no longer afford to underprioritize USAID’s mission of saving lives, reducing poverty, strengthening democratic governance, and helping people emerge from humanitarian crises. These objectives are just as important to our security as our alliances around the world and our military operations."
May 26, 2021 Statement
"It is not enough just to make sure markets work. They need to work for everyone. I look forward to working with the SEC and the Administration to help address this growing disconnect between main street and Wall Street."
May 26, 2021 Statement
"The impacts of environmental contamination in our communities - whether it be from hazardous chemicals or military munitions - are not partisan issues. This is about the lives, the health and the safety of our servicemembers, their families, and our constituents who live in and around military installations."
May 26, 2021 Statement
"Mr. Secretary, the Department has a varied and challenging mission set that is not always fully appreciated. I want you to know this Subcommittee does appreciate what you and the 240,000 men and women who work for you do every day to help keep our nation safe."
May 26, 2021 Statement
"After this pandemic is over, our public health agencies cannot go back to what they were. We need to meet this moment and build the public health architecture to move our public health partners and workforce forward."
May 25, 2021 Statement
"While much has changed since last March due to COVID-19, there are still many pressing issues impacting the military health system as it undergoes its most significant changes in decades – reforms that began prior to the pandemic, which now we hope are reviewed in light of the pandemic."
May 25, 2021 Statement
"I am pleased to see that President Biden’s budget requests to continue the momentum in fiscal year 2022. The request proposes an increase of about $2.5 billion to expand funding for NIH’s core activities such as research grants, clinical trials, and infrastructure support."

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