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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."
April 5, 2022 Statement
"As Chair of the Subcommittee, I am acutely aware of the certainty and precision that the appropriations process demands of CBO, so I want to underscore how critical it is that your public commitment to provide us with the information necessary to discharge our duties on a schedule that supports those responsibilities holds firm."
April 5, 2022 Statement
"With over 55 million acres of land held in trust for Tribes, Indian Country is poised to be a major player in the clean energy industry. The fiscal year 2023 budget proposes an additional $104 million for natural resources management programs to continue investments to address climate change and help Indian Country lead the way as we pivot to cleaner energy."
April 5, 2022 Statement
"This subcommittee has great admiration for GAO’s work in ferreting out misconduct and finding ways to save billions of dollars with public, fact-based, non-partisan recommendations to improve Federal agency operations and save taxpayers billions of dollars."
April 4, 2022 Press Release
"While I support these additional domestic resources, I will continue working with my colleagues to provide additional emergency funding to finally end the spread of COVID-19 and help our communities move forward."

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