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June 1, 2011 Press Release
The 'cut-at-any-cost' mantra that has overtaken the Republican Majority has severely hindered our committee's ability to produce bills that adhere to principles of good governance. This bill contains inadequate funding levels for fuel efficiency initiatives, the Army Corps budget, and environmental cleanup.
June 1, 2011 Press Release
So I was prepared to consider a lean bill. But this bill goes beyond lean.
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May 31, 2011 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 31, 2011 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 26, 2011 Press Release
Unfortunately, the inclusion of language to limit project labor agreements could complicate final passage of this bill. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to work out these differences and produce a bipartisan bill that will provide the support that our troops, our veterans and their families deserve
May 24, 2011 Press Release
Full Committee Ranking Member, Rep. Norm Dicks Statement on Subcommittee 302(b) AllocationsHomeland Security Ranking Member, Rep. David Price Statement on FY2012 BillMilitary Construction, VA Ranking Member, Rep. Sanford Bishop Statement on FY2012 Bill
May 24, 2011 Press Release
You cant balance the budget simply by cutting discretionary spending. The numbers dont work.
May 24, 2011 Press Release
You cant balance the budget simply by cutting discretionary spending. The numbers dont work.
May 24, 2011 Press Release
Besides slashing our farm programs and our food programs, the bill also severely limits our investment in safe food and safe drugs. The FDA will take a 21% cut from the President's proposed budget. This has real consequences: This cut will result in the loss of more than 2,000 public health professionals.
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