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March 26, 2014 Press Release

Administrator Fugate, thank you for joining us this morning to discuss FEMA’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.  Your tenure has been a busy one, particularly in 2011, which brought a record high 99 Major Disaster Declarations, along with 29 Emergency Declarations and 114 Fire Management Assistance Declarations, also a record level.   Since 2011, we have seen an additional 109 Major Declara

March 26, 2014 Press Release

Assistant Secretary Darcy and General Bostick, we appreciate you appearing before the Subcommittee this afternoon.

The last several years have been busy ones for the Corps—between Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, droughts, tornados, and flooding in the Mississippi and Missouri River Basins, you have had much to do. Let’s hope that the year ahead of us is less full of surprises.

March 25, 2014 Press Release

Administrator Pistole, thank you for joining us this morning to discuss the Transportation Security Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2015.  Your agency has a uniquely difficult task:  broadly securing the transportation sector, including not only aviation, but also rail, mass transit, highways, and pipelines. 

March 25, 2014 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Chairman. And since this is our first hearing with you as chairman, let me publicly congratulate you on assuming this new role and say that I look forward to working with you on the many issues that this subcommittee faces. You have big shoes to fill following Chairman Simpson but I am confident that you are up to the task.

March 25, 2014 Press Release

Good morning, Dr. Danielson, it is good to see you again.  Dr. Lyons, Secretary Smith and Hoffman, good morning. Thank you all for being here today to update the Subcommittee on your programs.

March 14, 2014 Press Release

I would like to thank Chairman Latham and Ranking Member Pastor and welcome Secretary Foxx.

First, I want to commend the work of Chairman Latham and Ranking Member Pastor who have both announced that this will be their last Congress. Iowa and Arizona along with this Committee have benefitted greatly from their service. They will be sorely missed.

March 14, 2014 Press Release

I would like to thank Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr and welcome Secretary Vilsack.

Mr. Secretary, your Department plays an important role in nutrition assistance for vulnerable populations, conservation efforts, rural community development, and research to combat climate change and improve crop yields.  The range and scope of USDA’s responsibilities is truly amazing.

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March 13, 2014 Press Release

Good morning gentlemen.  We appreciate your appearing before the subcommittee, and we appreciate your service to the country, particularly during this time of transition for U.S.

March 13, 2014 Press Release

“Welcome Madam Secretary. Thank you for joining us. And thank you for all you have done, and are continuing to do, to implement the Affordable Care Act, a transformative law for American families. Before we begin, I want to make three important points to help guide our conversation this morning, and to set the record straight.

March 13, 2014 Press Release

I’d like to thank Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro and welcome Secretary Sebelius. I apologize for arriving late, but I was in a meeting with the Ukrainian Prime Minister and there is another hearing with Secretary Hagel.

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