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May 18, 2022 Statement
"As all the Services have said in these hearings, and I assume the Navy and Marine Corps will say today, that the most valuable asset they have is their people. Well, the recruitment, retention, comfort, health, protection, and readiness of those people starts with MilCon.Reducing military construction funding, when there is an overwhelming backlog of required priorities, is not only a threat to our nation’s security, but is also just bad government." 
May 18, 2022 Statement
"We must better understand what the Navy is doing to ensure Sailors, Marines, and their families have the support they need to do the extraordinary job we ask of them." 
May 18, 2022 Statement
"We look forward to discussing how the FTC will use these funds effectively to support its consumer protection and competition work – including important initiatives that I have long supported like increasing consumer rights to repair the things that they own."
May 18, 2022 Statement
"I look forward to today’s discussion of the President’s Budget Request for TSA, and in particular the need to reform TSA’s pay structure and provide protections for employees which are equivalent to the rest of the federal workforce."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"This legislation will provide FDA urgently needed resources to address the shortage, to prevent fraudulent products from entering the marketplace, and to help acquire better data on the situation in the marketplace. To prevent shortages from happening again, we will strengthen the workforce focused on formula issues and increase FDA inspection staff."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"We look forward to a robust discussion about how these funding increases will be used to benefit the public, including combating the inflation that is hitting so many Americans right in their checkbooks."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"Congress will be a partner in ensuring you have the capabilities you need, and we look forward to a transparent and open dialogue as we examine the budget request."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"My own view is we should work together and focus our limited resources on those who threaten our public safety and national security and to find appropriate solutions that balance immigration enforcement with due process, and balance removals with humanitarian considerations. I believe the Administration’s actions are moving in that direction."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"We have heard from many agencies and their justifications for their fiscal year 2023 budget request. However, it is important to me to also hear directly from Members on their priorities for the FY23 State and Foreign Operations bill."
May 17, 2022 Press Release
"While we know we have more work to do to get to the bottom of serious safety concerns at an Abbott facility and the FDA’s failure to address them with any sense of urgency, this bill is the first step to help restock shelves and end this shortage.”

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