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July 15, 2020 Statement
"No funding is provided for border barriers. And because the Administration continues to ignore the will of Congress by diverting funding to barrier construction beyond what Congress appropriates, the bill rescinds unobligated border barrier funding and prohibits the diversion of any more funding for that purpose."
July 15, 2020 Statement
"I chose Appropriations because I believed it was the best place to give more people a better chance at a better life. After nearly 30 years on Committee, I still believe that."
July 14, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 30 to 22.
July 14, 2020 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2021 THUD bill represents a forward-looking vision to rebuild our nation and strengthen our communities. Together, we can revitalize our infrastructure, modernize our transportation systems, protect the traveling public, expand access to safe, affordable housing, and support our most vulnerable neighbors."
July 14, 2020 Statement
"This year’s THUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, produce more affordable housing, upgrade our aging transportation infrastructure, and bolster our nation’s resiliency to a changing climate. At the same time, as COVID continues to sweep across the country, we ensure that vulnerable populations—homeless youth, veterans, communities of color, domestic violence survivors, the elderly and disabled—remain at the forefront of our efforts."
July 14, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2021 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 30 to 22.
July 14, 2020 Statement
"To the bill before us, as we confront the twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism, the American people are demanding action to build safer and stronger communities for all people. The fiscal year 2021 CJS appropriations bill recognizes and acts on the urgent need for meaningful police reform, racial justice, and the defense of civil rights for every American. Strong funding in this bill would support law enforcement reform at the state and local level while catalyzing economic development in disadvantaged communities that is fundamental to a more just and equitable society."
July 14, 2020 Statement
"The fiscal year 2021 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill includes a total of $71.473 billion in discretionary budget authority, which is a 1.7 billion dollar decrease below last year’s level. This reflects a natural decline due to decreased needs associated with the completion of the 2020 Census. That said, at this funding level, the bill sustains strong increases to invest in promoting economic development, reducing gun violence, addressing climate change, sustaining scientific leadership, and implementing police accountability and police reform."
July 14, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2021 Defense bill on a vote of 30 to 22.
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July 14, 2020 Statement
"This bill provides the Defense Department with the appropriate level of resources to address an evolving threat landscape and to ensure the security of our nation and our allies. It ensures that our servicemembers are well-trained and equipped and that they are prepared for future military needs. We have the most capable and advanced military in the world, and this bill honors their mission by adequately funding programs to care for servicemembers and their families, and by including provisions to end the Trump administration’s theft of defense funds to pay for a wasteful border wall."
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