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May 26, 2021 Statement
"After this pandemic is over, our public health agencies cannot go back to what they were. We need to meet this moment and build the public health architecture to move our public health partners and workforce forward."
May 25, 2021 Statement
"While much has changed since last March due to COVID-19, there are still many pressing issues impacting the military health system as it undergoes its most significant changes in decades – reforms that began prior to the pandemic, which now we hope are reviewed in light of the pandemic."
May 25, 2021 Statement
"I am pleased to see that President Biden’s budget requests to continue the momentum in fiscal year 2022. The request proposes an increase of about $2.5 billion to expand funding for NIH’s core activities such as research grants, clinical trials, and infrastructure support."
May 24, 2021 Statement
"Though the water resource needs of our country vary from region to region, there is a constant and essential need to invest in our infrastructure to adapt to a changing environment. Without these investments, the dichotomy of water surpluses in the Heartland, and water shortages in the West threatens our way of life."
May 24, 2021 Statement
"Although we do not yet have the FY2022 President’s budget request, I am hopeful that it will reflect a renewed commitment to prioritizing the funding of military construction projects that ensure the success of our military and those families that sacrifice so much for our country."
May 20, 2021 Statement
"I look forward to hearing their perspectives on the issues facing the Department of Homeland Security’s vital mission to protect our nation."
May 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House today passed the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, a $1.9 billion funding bill that covers the costs of the insurrection and protects the Capitol and those who visit and work here.

May 20, 2021 Press Release
“Congress owes it to every single person who works in or visits our Capitol to provide funding to recover, rebuild, and keep all who serve in the Legislative Branch safe, healthy, and secure."
May 20, 2021 Statement
"This hearing is vital for us as Appropriators. It provides us the opportunity to zero in on the issues our colleagues are dealing with and help them address important issues through our Committee’s work."
May 19, 2021 Statement
"In the coming years, America can create jobs and grow a truly innovative industry by fostering the commercial space economy. By some estimates, commercial space could be a one trillion-dollar market by 2040, but only if we continue to invest in our workforce and the industrial base that will build the equipment and infrastructure."

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