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May 7, 2012 Press Release
Overall the Majority's approach to the defense budget has been reasonable. I only wish that the same approach would be taken with the non-defense portion of the discretionary budget.
May 7, 2012 Press Release
Overall the Majority's approach to the defense budget has been reasonable. I only wish that the same approach would be taken with the non-defense portion of the discretionary budget.
April 26, 2012 Press Release
While the level of funding in this bill may not be as low as a strict proportional reduction based on the Ryan budget, it is nevertheless not adequate to meet the needs in this area. In comparison, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its CJS bill last week with tremendous bipartisan support, and it is $731 million higher than the House allocation.
April 26, 2012 Press Release
Let us stop and think about what this says about our government.
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April 25, 2012 Press Release
Despite my general agreement with the bill we are considering today, I have tremendous concerns with the outlook for this year's Appropriations process.
April 24, 2012 Press Release
Our economic recovery needs the certainty of a functioning budget process as well as continued investments in infrastructure, innovation and the social safety net. The Ryan Budget allocation undermines both...I will encourage my Republican colleagues to reject these subcommittee allocations and return to a bipartisan process for consideration of discretionary spending.
April 18, 2012 Press Release
While this bill isn't as bad as it would have been with a more proportional cut based on the Ryan allocation, it is not as high as it should be. In comparison, the Senate CJS Subcommittee approved an FY13 bill on Tuesday that is $731 million higher than the House allocation.

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