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May 25, 2022 Statement
"We are gathered today for this hearing to find ways to support our educators. But how can we begin to speak of support for our teachers if they are not physically safe at school? It is alarming and it’s outrageous that so many children in America’s schools and their parents and teachers worry that a senseless act of gun violence could take their lives. The American people and our nation’s children are waiting on us to take immediate action to save innocent kids and to save their teachers."
May 25, 2022 Statement
"The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee funds programs that affect every district in the country.  From building and repairing our nation’s affordable housing to improving our airports, roads and bridges, the programs in this bill improve safety, provide stable housing for our most vulnerable, and create jobs that further America’s infrastructure and economy. "
May 24, 2022 Statement
"Our National Guard forces are called upon to support a variety of missions, including humanitarian missions, acts of civil unrest, support to the Southwest border, and overseas operations – to include partnering with and training Ukrainian forces. Each member of this Committee is so appreciative of your tireless efforts."
May 24, 2022 Statement
"This is a unique opportunity to gather input. We are focused on the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. But it's a wonderful opportunity to hear from our colleagues on their district's priorities for the fiscal year."
May 19, 2022 Press Release
"I am proud to have led the passage of this bill and look forward to President Biden signing it into law swiftly. Together, we are providing critical funding to end this senseless violence and help the Ukrainian people defend themselves and their democracy.”
May 19, 2022 Statement
"I understand that the FDA has begun to take action to address the shortage, which is encouraging. I remain concerned about the safety of the formulas that end up on our shelves. As I have said, we cannot be forced to make a false choice between safety and supply."
May 19, 2022 Statement
"FDA continues to play a vital role in ensuring the safety and efficacy of vaccines and drugs designed to address the coronavirus.  However, there are countless other ways your work matters to Americans, and we need to ensure those critical responses get the attention they need." 
May 19, 2022 Statement
"Every year, we work incredibly hard to include as many Member priorities as possible in our bill, and hearing from Members today will help us focus on what is important to Members this year."
May 18, 2022 Press Release
"Our babies are vulnerable, and parents are desperate. This critical funding will work in tandem with President Biden’s launch of Operation Fly Formula and invocation of the Defense Production Act to help quickly and safely address the infant formula shortage in this country and help prevent this from happening again."
May 18, 2022 Statement
"I am proud that this bill meets this urgent need. People are looking for some relief, and I am proud that we are on the Floor tonight to ensure that families get this help as soon as possible. But we should not, and we will not, be made to choose between the health and the safety of our babies and the supply that keeps them fed. I reject this dangerous and false dichotomy."

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