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May 12, 2022 Statement
"I commented during our hearing with the Secretary that the Department has many difficult missions and that the subcommittee is not always in agreement on the way forward on some of those missions. When it comes to the Coast Guard, I think it is fair to say that the subcommittee is largely in sync on supporting what you do and how you do it."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"America simply cannot afford to get this wrong. I venture to say that every Member of this subcommittee is committed to working with you to achieve a balanced, prioritized NNSA workload that meets America’s national security needs."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"As veterans live longer and recover from injuries that may have been fatal in decades past, these programs are critical to ensure that VA has the tools and treatments it needs to give veterans not only the best medical care, but the best possible quality of life."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"I am pleased to see that the President’s request for fiscal year 2023 includes historic funding levels for NSF, as well as initiatives to strengthen the agency’s foundational research and accelerate its translation of successful experiments into new technologies and partnerships."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"There are no easy answers or solutions because cannot control the conditions in other countries – drought, violence, persecution, economic disruption – that lead people to make the desperate decision to leave their homes.    It is within our control to provide a more realistic legal framework for managing the border – one that could improve border management while also staying true to our values as a country of immigrants – but unfortunately, Congress has failed to act."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"NIH’s response to COVID proved what I have known for a long time – that our significant and longstanding support for biomedical research is absolutely critical to ensuring we are prepared to prevent and address health care crises whenever they may arise. The work you do saves lives and protects families the world over. And with the proper resources and leadership at NIH, our biomedical research can move very quickly and in very focused ways to achieve high-priority goals and continue to save lives."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"Taking care of our personnel and their families, providing our service members with the best training possible, ensuring that logistical challenges can be overcome, and giving decision makers the best intelligence available are vital components of making sure our military can fight and win in any conflict."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"Stable quality housing is foundational to how people build their lives and I am pleased that the budget request before us lays the groundwork for millions of households to remain stably housed or have the opportunity to build a stable, safe, and thriving future."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"The FY23 request includes notable increases for humanitarian, global health, climate, and accountable governance programs.  It also makes a bold commitment to gender equity and equality, recognizing the ongoing injustice felt by half the population who disproportionately bears the burden of poverty, poor health, violence, and climate change."
May 10, 2022 Press Release
“Given the magnitude of the terror campaign being waged against the Ukrainian people and Ukrainian democracy, we are morally obligated to ensure Ukraine has the security and economic aid they need. I am proud to have joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a bill that does just that."

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