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Thank you Chairman Crenshaw. I’d like to join you in welcoming Secretary Lew before the subcommittee for the second time. You lead a Department with a variety of missions important to our economy, our government, and our nation as a whole.
Highlights of 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act
2014 Enacted: $73.299 billion
President's Request: $71.897 billion
Committee Mark: $71.499 billion
Highlights of 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act:
2014 enacted: $3.33 billion
2015 President’s request: $3.45 billion
2015 Committee mark: $3.33 billion
*Committee mark excludes Senate items
The Chairman’s mark provides:
Thank you, Chairman Cole, Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, and Chairman Rogers for your work on this bill. Today we consider the smallest of the appropriations bills, which funds the operations of our nation’s legislative branch.
I am very pleased you are at the helm of USAID and appreciate your leadership, as well as the tireless efforts of your colleagues at USAID. The strength of USAID is, and always has been, its dedicated public servants from the top down. As a result of the continued generosity of the American people, USAID remains on the frontlines helping reduce poverty, hunger, and disease while making target
Thank you, Chairman Cole and Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, for your hard work on this Subcommittee. While this may be the smallest of the appropriations bills, your leadership serves as an example to others of how the partisan-divide can be bridged and compromise can be reached. I look forward to continuing my work with you and the rest of this Subcommittee.
Ambassador Power, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you today.
Appropriations Ranking Dem: Political Document Illustrates Majority’s Extreme Goals, Draconian Cuts to Critical Services and Investments
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the House budget resolution, introduced today by Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI):
Mr. Chairman, we have done a lot to ease the burden of military service, for example, the Congress passed the 9/11 GI bill, the Hiring Heroes Act, and the Caregivers Act, all with strong bipartisan majorities.
Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.