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June 23, 2011 Press Release
While I have concerns about our nation's policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I strongly support this bill. It is a bipartisan bill, and it provides the resources needed by our troops.
June 23, 2011 Press Release
At these funding levels, there will be significant harm to America's consumers, investors, taxpayers, workers, businesses, judiciary, the security of our elections, and even our deficit, and I will be unable to vote for the bill
June 23, 2011 Press Release
This bill, like others we have considered in this Committee recently, is derived from an allocation that is wholly inadequate, once again stemming from the illogical economic concept of 'cut and grow.' If this bill as proposed by the Subcommittee were ever to become law, the only thing it would cut is jobs for Americans and the only thing it will grow is the deficit.
June 23, 2011 Press Release
This bill, like others we have considered in this Committee recently, is derived from an allocation that is wholly inadequate, once again stemming from the illogical economic concept of 'cut and grow.' If this bill as proposed by the Subcommittee were ever to become law, the only thing it would cut is jobs for Americans and the only thing it will grow is the deficit.
June 16, 2011 Press Release
At these funding levels, there will be significant harm to America's consumers, investors, taxpayers, workers, businesses, judiciary, the security of our elections, and even our deficit, and I will be unable to vote for the bill.
June 15, 2011 Press Release
There has been a historic flood season in the Mississippi and Missouri River Basins. We know that the clean-up and recovery from these disasters will stress the Corps' budget even further. That is why it is imperative that we make the upfront investments in flood and storm damage reduction projects.
June 15, 2011 Press Release
The House of Representatives came together in a bi-partisan fashion today to provide our military with the tools it needs to defend our country. We have always provided the resources to care for our service members, their families and our veterans, and for the first time in several years, we were able to find real savings without compromising resources for benefits, care and services.
June 15, 2011 Press Release
This bill exacerbates our revenue problem by not providing the funds the IRS needs to fully enforce current tax law...The IRS estimates that this cut will end up costing $4 billion per year due to the lack of enforcement on tax cheats...The Majority will undoubtedly tout this allocation as 'fiscally responsible' but I'd like to warn my colleagues that it's only achieved at the expense of substantial deficit growth in out-years.
June 15, 2011 Press Release
This bill exacerbates our revenue problem by not providing the funds the IRS needs to fully enforce current tax law...The IRS estimates that this cut will end up costing $4 billion per year due to the lack of enforcement on tax cheats...The Majority will undoubtedly tout this allocation as 'fiscally responsible' but I'd like to warn my colleagues that it's only achieved at the expense of substantial deficit growth in out-years.
June 8, 2011 Press Release
The Appropriations Committee strongly opposes this proposed shift of billions in discretionary funding and fee collections to the mandatory side of the spending ledger. Placing Patent and Trade Office spending on mandatory auto-pilot as required in H.R.1249, would hand the Congressional power of the purse"-bestowed in the Constitution-to the Executive Branch"

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