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February 25, 2021 Statement
"New innovations will lead to new opportunities. Reversing the impacts of climate change will create good-paying jobs across every state in our country. Already there are more Americans working in energy efficiency and energy production jobs than waiters and waitresses. We must continue to innovate and lead in these areas so our nation is not left behind. As people and communities succeed, so will America."
February 25, 2021 Statement
As the Committee that funds the security of the Capitol, today we hope we can gain a better understanding of the problems that the Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms must address and what resources they need to reform themselves and keep Members, Congressional staff and employees, and their own officers safe.
February 25, 2021 Statement
As we move forward, we do not want to fall into the trap of preparing to fight the last war. We must be prepared to ensure the next one never happens and if we ignore the mistakes of the past, the capitol campus will continue to be vulnerable to unknown and unexpected threats.
February 25, 2021 Statement
"Today, I would like to hear more about your plans to conduct adequate oversight of USDA programs and the challenges you face in ensuring agreed-upon recommendations are implemented and complaints are appropriately addressed."
February 24, 2021 Statement
"We saved the airlines. We saved small businesses. Now let us save lives."
February 24, 2021 Statement
"This building, the Capitol, which Thomas Jefferson called 'the first temple dedicated to the sovereignty of the people' stands for more than just us. It stands for tomorrow and the day after that. It stands for a future for all people and while it may seem to be a leap to some, this very small subcommittee is at the forefront as one of the protectors of representative democracy. But we cannot militarize the Capitol in response to an attempted ransacking of representative democracy."
February 24, 2021 Statement
"From my years in the court room I truly believe that greater public access to the federal courts increases accountability in the judicial system and in turn strengthens transparency and restores faith in our Democracy."
February 24, 2021 Statement
"We will not only look at the direction the Pentagon may take us in the next five years, known as the Future Years Defense Program, but we also stand to benefit by thinking where we want to be ten or twenty years from now. That way when we write the 2022 Defense Appropriations Act, we do so with medium and long-term goals in mind. This is a new era for our committee."
February 23, 2021 Statement
"For the past year, we have simultaneously been struggling to combat a public health emergency and an economic one. Tragically, COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 500,000 Americans during that time. We must continue to do everything in our power to defeat this virus. Throughout the course of the past year, thousands of dedicated CDC career staff have worked tirelessly to confront this pandemic and continue to do so. I am grateful to each of them."
February 23, 2021 Statement
"For many, these payments have been a lifeline, enabling families to put food on the table and put gas in their cars, which is why I want to make sure that every American who is entitled to this money, receives it, And I’m troubled that there are people who have not received their checks."

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