Press Releases

June 15, 2022 Press Release
Legislation protects our national security, upholds our commitments to servicemembers, veterans, and their families, and rebuilds our infrastructure. For the first time ever, spending bill separates VA Medical Care into its own funding category to better meet the needs of our veterans.
"With increased support for the Veterans Benefits Administration to address disability compensation claims and funding to address longstanding construction issues in VA and military facilities and housing, we are continuing our important work to improve the quality of life for our veterans, military, and their families.”
June 15, 2022 Press Release
Legislation supports the Capitol Police, protects the U.S. Capitol, and strengthens the capacity of the Congress to serve our communities
"A strong and well-functioning Legislative Branch is essential to our democracy.”
June 15, 2022 Press Release
Legislation grows opportunity, helps small business owners and middle class families get ahead
“I am also particularly proud of strong funding increases to help underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital and contracting opportunities. With these resources and funding to protect the integrity of our elections, we are safeguarding our democracy, growing our economy, and investing in the programs that matter most to working families.”
June 15, 2022 Press Release
Legislation helps Ukraine defend its democracy, protects national security, and confronts the climate crisis
“With democracy under attack in Ukraine, it is critical that our Department of Defense and intelligence agencies have the resources requested by the Secretary of Defense to support our allies, protect our national security, maintain a strong industrial base to support good paying jobs, and counter rising threats."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
Legislation provides funding to invest in smart, effective border security, meet humanitarian needs of migrants, and support programs proven to keep Americans safe
"“This bill provides balanced investments in the broad and diverse set of missions entrusted to the Department of Homeland Security."
June 14, 2022 Press Release
Legislation tackles hunger, lifts up farmers and rural communities, rebuilds public health and safety infrastructure, and confronts the climate crisis
"The bill helps create a more resilient baby formula market with increased funding for workers at the Food and Drug Administration to inspect baby formula and review new products. The funding will make food safer by strengthening our response to foodborne illness outbreaks."
June 14, 2022 Press Release
Legislation protects our national security, upholds our commitments to servicemembers, veterans, and their families, and rebuilds our infrastructure. For the first time ever, spending bill separates VA Medical Care into its own funding category to better meet the needs of our veterans.
“This critical legislation builds on our commitment to our veterans with targeted funding to enhance mental health care, suicide prevention, and substance use disorder programs, advance women’s health and whole health initiatives, and provide homelessness assistance to our veterans most in need."
June 14, 2022 Press Release
Legislation supports the Capitol Police, protects the U.S. Capitol, and strengthens the capacity of the Congress to serve our communities
"More than a year after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, this bill bolsters investments to further secure the Capitol Complex and support the Capitol Police, including increasing funds to hire more police officers and improve resources to retain and bolster the wellness of the existing force."
June 14, 2022 Press Release
Legislation helps Ukraine defend its democracy, protects national security, and confronts the climate crisis
"Building off the support Congress has delivered to counter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Defense Appropriations bill honors our soldiers and their families and civilians who support our nation’s military."
June 8, 2022 Press Release
“Beginning with next week’s markups, the Appropriations Committee will build off those transformative investments with bills that continue to help meet the needs of working people, lower costs, and address many of the major challenges we face at home and abroad. I look forward to working with my colleagues—on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers—to get our spending bills once again over the finish line.”

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