Statements

July 29, 2021 Statement
"The brave men and women of our Capitol Police protected us. And since that fateful day, they have continued to work day in and day out, with only the barest minimum of support. They have soldiered on with physical, mental, and emotional trauma and have sacrificed their own needs and those of their families for the safety and security of our democracy. We need to respect their service."
July 28, 2021 Statement
"Together, the initiatives in this bill will not only protect the Congress and our democracy – they also strengthen and sustain it."
July 28, 2021 Statement
“This is a good bill, and I’m proud that it makes a substantial investment to expand recruitment and retention of staff, prioritizes funding to expand diversity and inclusion Campus wide, and funds needed investments to support the day-to-day operations of the House.”
July 28, 2021 Statement
"The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill puts those words into action. It makes America stronger at home and respected again in the world. It restores American leadership by responding to global health threats, including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And it addresses urgent humanitarian needs while confronting the climate crisis."
July 28, 2021 Statement
"With unprecedented levels of human suffering and so many complicated challenges around the world, the bill rightfully increases funding for global health and the prevention of future pandemics and for migration, refugee, and disaster assistance, and continues our support for key allies and partner organizations such as the UN."
July 27, 2021 Statement
"The bill recommends $29 billion. This is an increase of $4.8 billion above the comparable fiscal year 2021 level."
July 27, 2021 Statement
“I’m proud that this bill makes long-overdue investments to care for our planet, fight the climate emergency, and meet our trust obligations to tribal nations. The bill prioritizes the protection and preservation of our landscapes and biodiversity.”
July 27, 2021 Statement
“Constructing the barracks, bases, and training facilities that our military needs is crucial to our country’s military readiness. Properly funding the Department of Veterans Affairs is how we deliver on the promise of medical care and other benefits that our Veterans have earned through service to our nation. The Related Agencies, including the American Battle Monuments Commission and Arlington Cemetery, demonstrate how we honor the sacrifices of those who served.”
July 27, 2021 Statement
"The bill addresses three key priorities: First, ensuring equitable participation in USDA programs. Second, addressing the impacts of climate change. Third, reinvesting in staff and leadership offices at USDA."
July 27, 2021 Statement
“This year’s T-HUD bill makes forward-looking investments in our housing and transportation infrastructure, while boosting safety and protecting vulnerable populations. It will benefit communities across America and lays the foundation for economic growth and recovery.”

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