Legislative Branch

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March 11, 2020 Statement
"GPO is now distributing more and more information by digital means, such as through its upgraded and steadily growing website now called 'GovInfo.' GPO’s fundamental function is making information about the operations of government—particularly the Congress— readily available to the public. That’s a crucial function in a democracy."
March 11, 2020 Statement
"You arrive as the AOC faces a backlog of substantial facility renovation needs, both immediate and long-term; new construction projects requiring design and implementation; and continuing turmoil in the AOC workforce regarding discrimination in the workplace. You will have our subcommittee’s support as you tackle these issues. A smoothly functioning AOC is important to all Members and staff."
March 4, 2020 Statement
"We’re pleased to welcome ten members of the public who have come to share with us their suggestions on how to fund the legislative branch agencies within our bill and how to improve the operations of the Congress. Their testimony will touch on a wide range of issues; each witness has clearly devoted much time and analysis to their recommendations."
March 4, 2020 Statement
"This is always an important day for us. If this subcommittee is the “landlord” of the Congress, it’s necessary for us to hear from our “tenants” about shortfalls in services that they see and hear their suggestions about how the institution could be more effective in serving our constituents."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"The fiscal year 2021 budget request for the House of Representatives is $1.5 billion, which is $165 million over the FY 2020 enacted level. This request will allow us, Members, an opportunity to retain and hire the best and brightest. The work we do here is important, and it requires a certain set of skills to negotiate legislation that will move our country forward."
February 27, 2020 Statement
"We have great admiration for your agency’s work in ferreting out misconduct and finding ways to save billions of dollars with your recommendations to improve Federal agency operations. We especially appreciate your neutral independence in facing difficult budget questions."
February 27, 2020 Statement
"Dr. Hayden, it’s always a treat for Members to learn more about the Library of Congress’s mission and its impact -- not just here in Washington, D.C. but in their districts."
February 12, 2020 Statement
"CBO has become so much a part of this institution that we may take it for granted. But we should remember what a key role CBO plays in helping Congress effectively exercise the “power of the purse” assigned to us by the Constitution."
February 12, 2020 Statement
"We know the past year has been a monster year for your Office as you’ve had to meet all the deadlines of implementing the changes to the Congressional Account Act in 6 months. Kudos to you and your staff who clocked so many hours to meet the deadlines. I know the reforms are in the early stages of implementation, but we will be very interested in your thoughts about how it is going."
February 11, 2020 Statement
"The Capitol Police is an essential agency of the Legislative Branch. Chief, your team, is charged with keeping Congress - it’s Members, employees, visitors, and facilities both here and within our districts safe and protected from harm’s way. The men and women of the Capitol Police put their lives on the line each day to ensure Congress can operate efficiently."