Good afternoon. As the Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, I am here to explain the CJS bill and ask that you provide an appropriate rule for its consideration.
Mr. Chair, I rise in support of HR 5894, the Fiscal Year 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill.
This is my first year as chair of this important Subcommittee and I’m proud to be able to support programs that touch the lives of every American.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this continuing resolution, H.R. 6363.
Good afternoon, I am honored to come before you today to present the Fiscal Year 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill to you and ask for a Rule for its consideration on the House Floor.
Thank you, Chairman Cole, Ranking Member McGovern, and Members of the Committee for the opportunity to appear before you today.
I’d like to start by thanking Speaker Johnson for his leadership on this continuing resolution and our plan moving forward.
Our nation is still facing high inflation as a result of the massive infusion of government spending during last Congress.
On Veterans Day, we pause to honor the courageous men and women in uniform who answered the call to serve. Our great nation is the land of the free because of the brave, and we are eternally grateful for the selfless Americans who have served and sacrificed to defend our freedoms.
At a time of soaring deficits, high inflation, and sky-rocketing national debt, House Republicans are refusing to cut a blank check for the Biden Administration and allow the Democrats’ extreme agenda to continue.
Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to begin consideration of H.R. 4664, the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to the distinguished acting Ranking Member, and I too, send my prayers to the family of Jim McGovern for the hardship that the family is facing right now.