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April 15, 2021 Statement
"The federal government must have the tools and resources it needs to further our understanding of the changing climate and to inform the American people about the corresponding risks so that we can prepare and respond accordingly. It is my intention as Chairman that the CJS subcommittee will help lead the way in this effort."
April 15, 2021 Statement
"At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has only exposed the already serious failures in our public health system, it is time to be ambitious, it is time to meet the moment, it is time to do whatever it is we can not only to put our country back on track but also to build the infrastructure for the future and chart a better, and a more equitable course forward for all Americans."
April 15, 2021 Statement
"We need to be mindful that many of the challenges we face may require a diplomatic or economic response, rather than a military one, and we need to be smart about using all of the tools that are at our disposal. One of the things that makes the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility different from other combatant commands is its proximity to the United States. Events in the region can have a direct impact on the United States and on our friends and allies."
April 15, 2021 Statement
"When it comes to veterans specifically, I was pleased to see that the request focuses on some of the areas that are especially critical to veterans today. Many of these areas are ones that this subcommittee has also focused on in its oversight hearings and with its investments in prior years."
April 14, 2021 Statement
"I look forward to hearing more about your plans to fight hunger and strengthen nutrition security. These must be our priority, and I agree with your previous statements – we should fund our priorities. I believe there are areas to act within the discretionary budget as well as the forthcoming mandatory request, but I also want to underscore the urgency of a comprehensive and coordinated response especially as Congress considers a future recovery package focused on rebuilding our nation’s physical and social infrastructure."
April 14, 2021 Statement
"As Chairwoman of this Subcommittee, I want to continue strengthening the integrity of these programs and the agencies that implement them while also promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion so that people of color, women, and other minorities have opportunities in the foreign policy sphere."
April 14, 2021 Statement
"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."

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