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March 18, 2021 Statement
"We can debate how much anyone was prepared to deal with the impact of a global pandemic, which the World Health Organization announced on January 30, 2020. But in hindsight, the six weeks that elapsed between that time and the March 13, 2020, White House emergency declaration was a terribly precious time, and I believe that we must examine the opportunities to protect a very vulnerable population that BOP missed during this critical juncture."
March 18, 2021 Statement
"Plastic is everywhere. And if we don’t take meaningful action to stop it, not only will plastic soon be found in every thing, it will also soon be found in every one."
March 18, 2021 Statement
"The bottom line is that the status quo is simply untenable, and the American people are expecting us to take action."
March 18, 2021 Statement
"The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights is responsible for administering the Congressional Accountability Act for the approximately 30,000 employees in the legislative branch. The mission of the office is to continue assisting the legislative branch community in creating and maintaining a workplace that is safe, accessible, and free from discrimination and other unlawful employment practices."
March 17, 2021 Statement
"Beyond installation jobs, our nation must manufacture the wind turbines and solar panels in the United States. We must squarely meet predatory competition posed by nations like China that do not hesitate to steal intellectual property. Our efforts must be dedicated to commercializing new technologies for electric vehicles, we must reinvent and retool our transportation and our domestic vehicle industry, and produce those vehicles here at home."
March 17, 2021 Press Release
“I am pleased that Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle recognize that Community Project Funding will help our communities, particularly now as the pandemic has exposed so many needs."
March 17, 2021 Statement
"While the threat of foreign-based terrorism continues to be a serious threat, recent events have highlighted the real and growing danger posed by domestic violent extremists."
March 17, 2021 Statement
"As the largest federal consumer of energy, the Department of Defense has a responsibility to play a leading role in making its systems more efficient and curb emissions in order to reduce catastrophic events."
March 16, 2021 Statement
"Though responding to this pandemic has not been easy for anyone, it would have been so much more difficult without the assistance and the support of FEMA. And now the agency is facing new and increasing challenges on multiple fronts—such as the growing potential crisis at the US Mexico border where COVID-19 social distancing practices have increased the need for more beds, as the Chairwoman noted. That is why it is more important than ever that we work to ensure the agency is properly equipped with the funding and resources it needs."
March 16, 2021 Statement
"Today’s hearing can be summed up in the answer to one question, 'what must emergency managers do to effectively respond to a pandemic?' Since about the middle of the last century, we have called upon emergency managers when our nation faces a critical or complex humanitarian crisis, a natural disaster, power outages, pandemics or the need for civil defense."

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