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“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.”
“The bill includes $13.6 billion for the IRS, an increase of $1 billion above fiscal year 2022 and continues restoring the IRS from draconian cuts this agency has suffered for over almost a decade. This investment will support more effective and efficient enforcement activities that address taxpayers in all tax brackets. This funding will also support better customer service by reducing wait times and increasing assistance to people trying to pay their taxes."
"I’m proud of this bill. The investments within it strengthen our commitment to making government work for American’s working-class families."
June 24, 2022 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2023 Homeland Security bill on a 32 to 25 vote.
June 24, 2022 Statement
"I reject the false dichotomy that we must leave our values at the door as we look to protect our nation and strengthen our security. DHS plays a critical role in keeping our nation safe and we must support and strengthen these efforts while respecting the dignity of those who reach our borders and ensuring they receive due process under the law."
“The Homeland jurisdiction includes some of the most controversial issues this Committee faces. That makes it even more important for the Subcommittee to work collegially. As a founding member of the Subcommittee, I believe we have done that relatively well over the years, and I very much appreciate the contributions of the Ranking Member and all the members of the subcommittee to maintaining that approach."
'With this funding, House Democrats are ensuring the American people— our workforce, public health infrastructure, and education system— are equipped with the resources needed to allow our communities to thrive.”
"I am proud to advance this legislation which builds on the success of 2022 to provide Americans the support they so desperately need. We will invest $242.1 billion, an increase of 13 percent above 2022, for the programs at HHS, DOL, Education and their related agencies."
"These investments are essential pathways to the American Dream and will help grow opportunity for the middle class through homeownership and closing the gap on rent burdens while supporting the vulnerable by preserving affordable housing. This bill makes the critical investments families need to build better futures.”
"Strengthening and sustaining the reliability of our transportation infrastructure is good for our communities. It is part of how we confront the climate crisis and fight inflation. And in the process, we are also creating good-paying American jobs that lift up our communities, expand opportunities for low-income and working Americans, and push our economic development forward."