Statements

July 9, 2020 Statement
"This year’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill makes critical investments in veterans and military families, reinforces our national security infrastructure, and blocks President Trump from stealing appropriated funds from servicemembers to pay for an ineffective, nativist wall or to backfill projects he already canceled for that purpose."
July 9, 2020 Statement
"The bill before us demonstrates our commitment to our servicemembers and their families and to our Veterans."
July 9, 2020 Statement
"The coronavirus pandemic has made it abundantly clear that we must do more to address America’s food security crisis and to strengthen struggling communities that are reeling from the pandemic and ensuing recession. While the Trump administration’s budget would gut critical investments in vulnerable populations and rural communities at a time of great need and uncertainty, this fiscal year 2021 bill would reduce disparities made worse by the pandemic with strong funding and protections to help put nutritious food on people’s tables and to connect more Americans to work, school, health care and family with increased broadband access."
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July 9, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Chair of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Appropriations Committee's markup of the fiscal year 2021 Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA bill:

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July 9, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the following remarks at the Committee's markup of the fiscal year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill:

We will now consider the Fiscal Year 2021 State and Foreign Operations bill.

July 9, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the following remarks at the Committee's markup of its fiscal year 2021 302(b) subcommittee allocations:

Our first order of business is to consider the subcommittee allocations for fiscal year 2021, also known as the “302(b)’s.”

July 8, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congressman Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee’s markup of its fiscal year 2021 bill:

I thank everyone for attending today’s subcommittee markup and for your contributions to this bill. 

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July 8, 2020 Statement
"This bill strengthens our national security with robust funding for cyberspace operations and continued support for the Israeli Cooperative Program and for other defense partners."
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July 8, 2020 Statement
"The subcommittee’s current allocation is $24.6 billion. This is an increase of $808 million above fiscal year 2020. In addition, we have included $67 billion in emergency funding for broadband, Federal buildings, and Land Ports of Entry across the nation."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"This bill would better protect our election system, bolster the small business community, and invest in financial services to underserved markets and populations."

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