March 11, 2011 Press Release
This is basically a current services" budget, with a 1.4 percent increase from 2010 generally permitting the agency to operate at the same level from 2010 through 2012. But Mr. Assistant Secretary, as with the rest of DHS, you have been asked to tighten your belt this year with regard to a number of your agencys programs."
March 10, 2011 Press Release
If we want to create jobs, grow the economy, and reduce the deficit in the long-term, it does not make sense to roll back our critical investments in education. We should not be slashing the programs that help the middle-class and ensure educational opportunity for all.
March 10, 2011 Press Release
I am very pleased that your budget embraces the VASH homeless veterans program by providing $75 million for an additional 10,000 vouchers. This funding is needed as veterans are over 50% more likely than the average American to become homeless and already over 11,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have found themselves on the streets.
March 10, 2011 Press Release
In this time of fiscal belt-tightening, it is important that we not lose sight of the fact that diplomacy and development are crucial to promoting stability, improving economies, and sustaining peace.
March 9, 2011 Press Release
Thirty years ago, President Reagan affirmed that international financial institutions and I quote 'have contributed enormously to the spread of hope of a better life throughout the world community. They have been inspired by the ideal of a far better world in which economic growth and development would spread to all parts of the globe. For more than three decades, they have worked toward these goals and contributed to results that are now clearly visible to all.' Those words still hold true today.
March 9, 2011 Press Release
As we begin this hearing to more closely examine your 2012 budget, its important to note that no program or account will be off limits to scrutiny. Our obligation is to take a balanced, realistic approach; to weigh risks carefully, and make prudent investments. Commissioner Bersin, I have no doubt that you share this point of view, and I look forward to working with you this year.
March 8, 2011 Press Release
The Interior Department is directly responsible for managing 20 percent of Americas land as well as its Indian trust responsibilities. This is an important mission which generates millions of jobs, produces energy for our economy and our standard of living, and protects our natural heritage for future generations
March 8, 2011 Press Release



Opening Statement of Congressman José E. Serrano

Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee

Hearing on the Small Business Administration

March 8, 2011

March 2, 2011 Press Release
The issues before CENTCOM are difficult, but our committee must do all it can to help General Mattis deal with these obstacles efficiently and effectively. As Ranking Member, I am committed to working with Chairman Culberson and my colleagues on the subcommittee to help them get the job done.
March 1, 2011 Press Release
I believe we need to set aside...political considerations and get serious about finishing up work on the Fiscal Year 2011 budget... I think it is obvious that we are going to need more than the next two weeks to get from here to there.