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June 1, 2011 Press Release
We should not risk delaying disaster relief because of partisan battles over proposed offsets. Nor should we create a mechanism that could tie up the relief process because a disaster did not do us the courtesy of providing three months notice.
June 1, 2011 Press Release
We should not risk delaying disaster relief because of partisan battles over proposed offsets. Nor should we create a mechanism that could tie up the relief process because a disaster did not do us the courtesy of providing three months notice.
June 1, 2011 Press Release
Providing a total of $1 billion for all State and Local Grants, or 65 percent below the request, and providing $350 million for Firefighter Assistance Grants, almost 50 percent below an already reduced request, breaks faith with the states and localities that depend on us as partners to secure our communities.
June 1, 2011 Press Release
The 'cut-at-any-cost' mantra that has overtaken the Republican Majority has severely hindered our committee's ability to produce bills that adhere to principles of good governance. This bill contains inadequate funding levels for fuel efficiency initiatives, the Army Corps budget, and environmental cleanup.
June 1, 2011 Press Release
The 'cut-at-any-cost' mantra that has overtaken the Republican Majority has severely hindered our committee's ability to produce bills that adhere to principles of good governance. This bill contains inadequate funding levels for fuel efficiency initiatives, the Army Corps budget, and environmental cleanup.
June 1, 2011 Press Release
So I was prepared to consider a lean bill. But this bill goes beyond lean.
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May 31, 2011 Press Release
Overall the Majority's approach to the defense budget has been reasonable. I only wish that the same approach would be taken with the non-defense portion of the discretionary budget.
May 31, 2011 Press Release
Overall the Majority's approach to the defense budget has been reasonable. I only wish that the same approach would be taken with the non-defense portion of the discretionary budget.
May 26, 2011 Press Release
Unfortunately, the inclusion of language to limit project labor agreements could complicate final passage of this bill. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to work out these differences and produce a bipartisan bill that will provide the support that our troops, our veterans and their families deserve

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