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March 4, 2020 Statement
"I am proud that the Congress has increased NIH funding by $11.6 billion, or 39 percent, over the past five years. Last year alone, the Congress provided an additional $2.6 billion increase over the fiscal year 2019 level for NIH. Unfortunately, the President’s budget would reverse this progress. The budget proposes to cut NIH funding by $3.3 billion, or 7.9 percent below the fiscal year 2020 level. This would result in NIH making nearly 1,800 fewer new grants to researchers, a reduction of 16 percent. This subcommittee will not be pursuing these cuts. I intend to move forward with continued, increased investments in NIH, to build off of the progress made in recent years."
March 4, 2020 Statement
"For fiscal year 2021, the president requests $6.66 billion for EPA, a 27% cut below the FY 2020 enacted level of $9.06 billion. This request seeks to undo all the progress we were able to achieve on a broad, bipartisan basis in FY 2020. For example, the request eliminates the $39 million in new funding we provided EPA to address PFAS. The request would gut climate and clean air funding and grants by 47%, a $409 million cut below the FY 2020 level. The request also slashes $870 million from the $3 billion we invested in the FY 2020 bill to rebuild our nation’s crumbling water infrastructure."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"This Subcommittee has provided the Reserve Component with significant resources through the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account – an appropriation which is not included in the President’s Budget Request, as well as additional funding for counter-drug operations, Humvee modernization, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and more."
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March 3, 2020 Statement
"Looking toward fiscal year 2021, however, the Trump Administration again proposes to cut DOE’s budget – this time by an astounding 35 percent in non-defense programs. This will limit America’s future opportunities by drastically reducing or eliminating programs critical for meeting our future energy needs and assuring our security."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"The fiscal year 2021 budget request for the House of Representatives is $1.5 billion, which is $165 million over the FY 2020 enacted level. This request will allow us, Members, an opportunity to retain and hire the best and brightest. The work we do here is important, and it requires a certain set of skills to negotiate legislation that will move our country forward."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"Many of the problems experienced by military families appear to be products of poor management by private partners and insufficient or ineffective oversight by military services. Many military families have complained about the maintenance support they have received from the partners."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the appropriations process and learning more about the programs and issues that affect your district and your constituents. Your input is invaluable as we draft funding legislation for upcoming fiscal year for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Farm Credit Administration."
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March 3, 2020 Statement
"I believe the appropriations process benefits tremendously from engagement and input from Members of Congress. You represent a wide array of districts and citizens who are impacted by the important issues covered in the FSGG Bill."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"Let us also remember that poverty has a pernicious impact on the development of children. It is a lifelong scar. This subcommittee provides some of the largest sums of discretionary funds in the Congress for the wellbeing of children, especially those in poverty."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"USAID helps the world’s most vulnerable, assists in recovery from natural disasters and humanitarian crises, and supports countries’ efforts to strengthen governance, rule of law, and human rights. This isn’t just the 'right thing to do'; it strengthens our national security and advances American interests. ... Our development and humanitarian efforts are our best hope to tackle these issues. This is why Congress has disregarded the Administration’s last three budget requests, instead providing sufficient resources to effectively and efficiently fund some of our most critical foreign policy priorities."

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