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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."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"While it is easy to fixate on the challenges that still face the agency, it’s important to acknowledge progress that has been made. You and the Biden-Harris Administration have taken many important steps, beginning with the issuance of executive orders and proclamations aimed at restoring faith in our legal immigration system."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"Part of any comprehensive approach to combating the illicit drug problem and strengthening our national security is assisting partner governments to both reduce the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"I have said this before, but I will say it again, we must provide more resources to whole of government activities in Africa, and we must be more engaged on the continent, not less."
April 5, 2022 Statement
"The upgrades you made in the last year were important factors into ensuring that staff courses on preventing discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace, could be more widely available and managed within the House network. I am encouraged that OCWR continues to work on modernization and look forward to hearing your comments on your request."

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