Latest Appropriations News
June 16, 2022 Statement
"The history of our nation is one of unprecedented immigration, refuge, and fight. I reject the false dichotomy that we must leave our values at the door as we look to protect and strengthen our nation’s security. This bill is proof of that."
June 16, 2022 Press Release
"From dramatic investments in our nation’s cyber infrastructure to prevent increasingly pervasive cyber-attacks to ensuring our Coast Guard has the tools it needs to protect our country from Russian aggression in the Arctic, this bill is key to bolstering our national security.”
"Our Subcommittee has one of the most controversial jurisdictions, which makes it all the more important for us to work collegially. I think we do that well, and I very much appreciate the Ranking Member’s contributions to maintaining that approach, along with those of the other subcommittee members. And outside of the border security and immigration enforcement areas, there is much in the bill on which we are in full agreement."
"By building off the success of the 2022 spending bill, this bill has the power to ensure every consumer and our farmers, ranchers, and rural communities have the support they need and access to the safe, accessible, and resilient food supply they deserve.”
"About this bill –this bill has the power to ensure every consumer and our farmers, our ranchers, and our rural communities are supported and can access the safe, accessible, and the resilient food supply they deserve. I am proud that this bill builds on the 2022 government spending package with an increase of over $2 billion over last year."
"Today, we are considering a bill which touches the lives of every single American. We all eat the food, rely on the medicine and medical devices, and use the fibers and materials made possible and kept safe by this bill. This bill’s investments in our rural communities as well as the institutions that develop our agricultural sector and safeguard our medicine and food are vital to our country’s well-being."
"The men and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation deserve the investments in quality care that this bill makes. So I am very proud that, taken together, the investments in this bill uphold our commitments to them."
"With increased support for the Veterans Benefits Administration to address disability compensation claims and funding to address longstanding construction issues in VA and military facilities and housing, we are continuing our important work to improve the quality of life for our veterans, military, and their families.”
"With this bill, we are investing in programs that are so critical to our current and former servicemembers and their families."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
"A strong and well-functioning Legislative Branch is essential to our democracy.”