Appropriations Cardinals Praise President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Discretionary Funding Request

March 28, 2022
Press Release

Today, House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs praised President Biden's 2023 budget request. Reactions from Cardinals are below.

Appropriations Committee Chair and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Rosa DeLauro

“Working people across the country are struggling to pay their bills and living paycheck-to-paycheck. From investments in our police and law enforcement to fight crime and keep our communities safe to creating jobs and lowering health care costs, President Biden’s spending plan represents an economic vision for America that middle-class families need… Just like the package we successfully passed earlier this month that finally pulled us out from under the previous administration’s budget, we must work together to get our spending bills over the finish line—no one chamber or party can do it alone.”

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman Sanford Bishop Jr.

“I am pleased the President’s budget request reflects strong commitments to USDA, Rural Development, the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies – all of which are vital to ensuring that all Americans have access to the highest quality, safest, and most affordable food, fiber, and medicine possible. Moreover, investments in rural America’s economic development, water systems, healthcare, housing, and internet connectivity will ensure that those who live in rural communities will have the same opportunity to realize their full potential as those in any other area of our great country.”

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman Matt Cartwright

“As chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science, I am proud to see the values of fiscal responsibility, safety and security at home and abroad and a commitment to building a better America reflected in the President’s fiscal year 2023 budget. It makes one of the largest commitments to national and local security, investing funds in community policing, strengthening our military and investing in crime prevention and community violence interventions. It also will cut costs for families and help put us on the path toward a stronger and better future for all working people and families.”

Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman Betty McCollum

“National security starts at home. The president’s investments in the economic, education, and health needs of the American people are the foundation of our nation’s strength. These critical domestic programs need to be fully funded. I want this defense budget to ensure our military men and women, and their families, have the resources necessary to be successful and safe. This budget must protect our country from the very real threats posed by Russian aggression, China’s military expansion, and the critical need to confront global climate change. Russia’s murderous assault on Ukraine demands ongoing humanitarian and military aid to the Ukrainian freedom fighters and additional investments to harden cyber infrastructure – government and commercial – to protect the American people from cyberattacks by Russia and other adversaries. Appropriators will dig into this defense budget to cut waste and programs that do not enhance our national security.”

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur

“President Biden’s FY23 budget proposal is a bold framework that will empower us to responsibly address our energy and water needs for the 21st century. By investing in energy innovation and the preservation of our precious environmental resources, we will uplift American workers and communities, and unleash our competitive edge for the future ahead.”

Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Mike Quigley

“President Biden’s budget will build on the successes of the past year with a focus on supporting families that are still struggling under the weight of the ongoing pandemic and rising inflation. As Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, I am eager to work with the administration to help the IRS implement the President’s proposed minimum tax on the wealthiest of the one percent, which will ensure that everyone in our country pays their fair share. I look forward to beginning the hearing process and passing funding legislation that continues our historic growth.”

Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

“The budget request for the Department of Homeland Security proposes important investments across the broad range of the Department’s missions, including funding to support the DHS workforce, more effectively and humanely process asylum seekers and other migrants encountered at the southwest border, and reduce backlogs of USCIS applications, petitions, and asylum claims. It also sustains critical increases Congress recently provided for cybersecurity and infrastructure security.  I look forward to delving deeper into the Department’s budget request as the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee begins its series of annual budget hearings.”

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Chellie Pingree

“Today we woke to frontpage news that the Gulf of Maine just had its hottest year on record. The climate crisis is here and very real in the lives of all Americans. That’s why I am encouraged to see President Biden request an ambitious funding increase over last year for climate mitigation programs. As the Chair of the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee, I share the Biden administration’s philosophy that we need a whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis. Although lead pipes were banned nationwide in 1986, nearly 40 years later millions of Americans are still ingesting this harmful toxin in their water. I am glad to see President Biden request the resources needed to actually rid our communities of this well-documented environmental hazard. I am also pleased that the President’s budget blueprint mirrors the priorities I championed in the FY2022 appropriations package to uphold our commitment to native people who have faced stark environmental injustices for too long.”

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“President Biden has laid out an inflation-fighting plan that will continue to cut costs for families, create jobs, rebuild roads and bridges and tackle climate change, all while reducing our deficit and ensuring the wealthiest Americans pay a minimum tax,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of House Committee on Appropriations’ Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. “It also would help us continue to bolster the health of all our communities, from helping with child care costs and aiding high-poverty schools, to defeating the opioid crisis and addressing suicide prevention efforts with veterans, while ensuring those who served our nation get the health care and benefits they need and deserve.”

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Barbara Lee

“The President’s FY ‘23 international affairs requests recognizes the need to lead with diplomacy and development to confront the challenges America faces around the world. I am particularly pleased to see an effort to revitalize our foreign policy institutions and workforce and a robust request to build the capacity of health systems, including a two billion dollar request for the global fund Global Fund to Fight ADIS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which will help to set us on the path to achieving an AIDS free generation by 2030. As Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, I look forward to working with Chairwoman DeLauro and my colleagues on the committee to advance the FY23 State, Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, build on the momentum from our victories in FY ’22 to ensure we have the resources needed to respond to urgent global challenges, and continue delivering for the American people.”

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman David E. Price

“The President's budget request would increase our efforts to address homelessness and reduce housing costs by expanding access to housing assistance, expanding and improving the housing stock, and strengthening enforcement of Federal fair housing laws. This proposal builds on the transformational investments of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), while promoting safety, equity, and climate change mitigation across all modes of transportation.”

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