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June 15, 2022 Statement
"I am so proud of all of these initiatives, which, when you take them together, they strengthen, they sustain this institution and our democracy, because Congress and our democracy are strongest and most resilient when we prioritize safety, diversity, and progress."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"This bill continues to build on our significant security needs and addresses many of the recommendations and security assessments received after the January 6th attack. Almost 70 percent of this increase is targeted towards security measures within the Sergeant at Arms, Architect of the Capitol and Capitol Police budgets. These funds continue our investments in securing our Capitol Complex. Threats against Members have increased over the last two years and this must NOT be taken lightly, NOR will we take lightly the safety of our staff and citizens who travel far and wide to visit these hallowed halls."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
“I am also particularly proud of strong funding increases to help underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital and contracting opportunities. With these resources and funding to protect the integrity of our elections, we are safeguarding our democracy, growing our economy, and investing in the programs that matter most to working families.”
June 15, 2022 Press Release
“With democracy under attack in Ukraine, it is critical that our Department of Defense and intelligence agencies have the resources requested by the Secretary of Defense to support our allies, protect our national security, maintain a strong industrial base to support good paying jobs, and counter rising threats."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"This defense bill totals $762 billion. It is $32 billion above the 2022 enacted level and roughly equal to the President’s request. Ken and I received more than 10,000 program, language, and project requests from our colleagues. One of the things that make our Appropriations Committee so special in Congress is that we go to great lengths to incorporate our member priorities. This year we were able to at least partially accommodate 73% of the requests we received, including 65% from our colleagues in the minority."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"The investments in this bill are robust, and they are exactly what we need to continue protecting our nation. As threats against our national security and against global democracy grow, this bill will ensure we have the resources necessary to protect ourselves and support our allies while honoring the men and women who so bravely and selflessly serve our nation."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
"“This bill provides balanced investments in the broad and diverse set of missions entrusted to the Department of Homeland Security."
June 14, 2022 Press Release
"The bill helps create a more resilient baby formula market with increased funding for workers at the Food and Drug Administration to inspect baby formula and review new products. The funding will make food safer by strengthening our response to foodborne illness outbreaks."
June 14, 2022 Press Release
“This critical legislation builds on our commitment to our veterans with targeted funding to enhance mental health care, suicide prevention, and substance use disorder programs, advance women’s health and whole health initiatives, and provide homelessness assistance to our veterans most in need."
June 14, 2022 Press Release
"More than a year after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, this bill bolsters investments to further secure the Capitol Complex and support the Capitol Police, including increasing funds to hire more police officers and improve resources to retain and bolster the wellness of the existing force."

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