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March 17, 2011 Press Release
Mr. Chairman, there is no budget more deserving of our attention than the VA. We have asked a new generation of heroes to sacrifice on behalf of our country and we have an obligation to take care of them when they come home
March 16, 2011 Press Release
The House majoritys funding bill for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011, H.R.1, takes a serious bite out of our efforts to prevent and treat drug abuse and thereby reduce demand for the cartels poisonous commodities...to put it simply, H.R. 1 would set our national drug control efforts back by over a billion dollars. It would rob Peter to pay Paul, cutting programs that reduce demand while maintaining those targeted at the supply of drugs.
March 16, 2011 Press Release
Unfortunately, we must compare this robust request with the funding level provided in the House-passed continuing resolution. That resolution cut IRS funding by approximately $600 million from fiscal year 2010...I think such cuts to the IRS budget are very misplaced. It makes little to no sense to impose harsh budget reductions on the very agency that raises the vast majority of revenue.
March 15, 2011 Press Release
Your agency is the last line of defense for our aviation sector, and while significant improvements have been made, the high threat environment we face makes plain the need to close any critical gaps that remain.
March 15, 2011 Press Release
Todays hearing topic, HUDs Transformation Initiative, is a product of the current Administrations commitment, and in particular Secretary Donovans commitment, to revitalizing the Department, addressing its structural inefficiencies and modernizing its information technology systems.
March 15, 2011 Press Release
I am not pleased to be here today with yet another short-term bill. I sincerely hope that we use this time judiciously so the next time we consider a bill for fiscal year 2011, it is the last.
March 15, 2011 Press Release
I am not pleased to be here today with yet another short-term bill. I sincerely hope that we use this time judiciously so the next time we consider a bill for fiscal year 2011, it is the last.
March 15, 2011 Press Release
Do we say to these new students, we cannot afford Pell Grants for you? Do we cut Pell Grants for everyone to try to offset the growth in the number of students eligible? Thats the approach the majority took in H.R. 1, which passed the House last month. Their legislation cuts the Pell Grant by $845 for almost every student in the program.
March 15, 2011 Press Release
You have been given many new responsibilities under the recently passed Dodd/Frank Act. These new responsibilities are vital to protect consumers and shareholders and to ensure that past abuses are not repeated. Unfortunately, you now have to implement your many new mandates without the necessary resources.
March 11, 2011 Press Release
HHS is our principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. The work of the Agency has always reflected our nations priorities and the highest moral obligation of our governmentproviding health care services, educating our children, and advancing scientific research to find the cures of tomorrow.

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