"NSF will play a critical role in discovering and advancing new technologies, including those that will reduce emissions and create sustainable solutions. As someone who truly believes that climate change poses an existential threat to our planet, I was especially pleased to see that the President’s budget proposes essential investments in climate science, clean energy, and sustainability research."
April 14, 2021 Statement
"The pandemic and climate change present new major challenges, while obstacles related to access to nutritious food, a stable farm economy, racial justice and developing communities in rural America persist. Addressing these issues while continuing to effectively deliver the services of the Department is certainly going to require a lot of hard work and our best efforts."
April 9, 2021 Press Release
Following the release of President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding request, House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chairs praised the request in statements.
April 9, 2021 Press Release
“President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding request reverses decades of disinvestment by prioritizing initiatives that will help working families and the vulnerable. At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has exposed serious needs across the United States, this request meets the moment and charts a course for a better future."
April 5, 2021 Press Release
“My heart breaks over the loss of U. S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans, who died heroically defending the U.S. Capitol. Last Friday’s tragic events underscore the need for a security supplemental that will ensure the safety of Members, staff, Capitol workers, and the Capitol Police."
March 31, 2021 Press Release
"After decades of inadequate investments in America’s physical and social infrastructure and four years of failed ‘Infrastructure Weeks,’ we finally have a partner in the White House who is committed to making transformative investments that will shape our economy in a way that meets the moment. We cannot simply return to normal. Now is the time to make desperately needed investments to rebuild our nation and create millions of good-paying jobs that cannot be outsourced."
"While we cannot change the past, we do have the power to change the future. As lawmakers, we must work to rectify these historic crimes. The inequalities created by the policies of the past continue to undermine the creation of equitable communities today. Congress and all of us who serve this nation must better understand these problems. We must work to find solutions that address these inequalities."
"We may not have been Members of Congress when these decisions were made, but this legacy is an ever-present factor in the lives of tens of millions of Americans—our fellow citizens. Turning a blind eye is not an option.”
March 25, 2021 Statement
"By their very nature, many of these organizations, like museums and performing arts groups, are inherently dependent on interaction with their consumers. Workers in these industries have faced high unemployment, disrupted programming, reduced funding streams, and a challenging decision of when and how to reopen safely for their customers and their employees."
"For far too long, people of color have had a limited voice and limited opportunities to shape our country’s foreign policy. This chronic and entrenched lack of diversity and inclusion causes major challenges for our nation – at home and abroad. Lack of diversity among our workforce can lead to whole classes of issues—including systemic racism, poverty, inequality, climate justice—being disregarded. Without enough diversity in the people we hire and promote in our foreign policy workforce, we often face the troubling reality of groupthink."