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April 27, 2022 Statement
"Congratulations to GPO on being recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best Midsize Employers in America. This is a testament to the hard-working individuals that continue to support this body and ensure that not only this body, but all federal agencies are able to produce government documents for their customers."
April 27, 2022 Statement
"Comprehensive immigration reform would not solve all of our problems at the border, but without reform we are knowingly accepting a status quo that has become increasingly untenable."
April 27, 2022 Statement
"Since its founding, the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, continues to engage, inspire and inform millions of patrons."
April 7, 2022 Statement
"After 20 years of direct-action missions largely countering violent extremist organizations, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and China’s ongoing military modernization highlights how the joint force, and special operations forces, will need to operate in non-traditional and highly contested environments. Russia’s use of information warfare to set the stage for their invasion should be a wakeup call to the Department and the interagency of the importance of gray zone activities." 
April 7, 2022 Statement
"The Members testifying today represent the interests of both Republicans and Democrats, from cities and rural areas all over the country, facing a broad array of challenges."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"I would like to thank all the officers, officials, and their staffs for the extraordinary work over the past year. Through the pandemic, a violent mob of insurrectionists, the reopening of the Capitol Complex, and just life on Capitol Hill, you continue to serve this body and provide a host of services that are necessary for us to represent our constituents and do the work that will address our country’s critical needs."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"This hearing’s purpose is to discuss your office’s current operations and priorities, how you use your resources, and your progress in addressing long-standing challenges facing the OIG."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"Indian Country is struggling with the effects of the pandemic that resulted in the loss of lives, including many Tribal elders and fluent native language speakers, shut down Tribal governments, and shuttered schools. The pandemic’s mental health impacts on Native Americans are devastating and will need long-term assistance to address."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"Appropriations legislation requires negotiation and agreement from both parties and chambers of Congress, so I am proud that our bipartisan legislation has included the SEL and Whole Child Approaches initiative for the past three years."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"While VA’s budget request includes large increases across the Department, certainly the most significant piece of this request is the skyrocketing cost of veterans’ medical care. We all agree on the importance of providing care for our veterans, but this ever-increasing number is crowding out other programs that benefit veterans, both at VA and across the Federal government."

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