Statements

June 10, 2021 Statement
"As we tackle complex challenges, we need to work with our allies and partners in a manner that treats our partners as partners and demonstrates a willingness to listen. Our contributions to multilateral institutions are signs of our commitment to support global partnerships in order to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries."
June 9, 2021 Statement
"Like the Appropriations Committee, the work of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) touches every aspect of our daily lives. By distributing funding to the programs and services that need it most, OMB encourages jobs, businesses, communities, opportunities, and our nation to grow."
June 9, 2021 Statement
"This year, the new leadership team is placing a priority on supporting and expanding the OMB career staff. The agency is asking for $121.9 million in fiscal year ‘22, a 14.3% increase over fiscal year ‘21, to help rebuild the agency’s expertise and morale."
June 9, 2021 Statement
"Today, as we provide yet another opportunity for you to make your pitches to the Committee, I look forward to listening and learning. I encourage you to be forthright. Please: tell us what your communities need."
June 7, 2021 Statement
"The tools of diplomacy and foreign assistance have been undervalued and under-resourced for far too long. Today’s hearing will provide Members of our Subcommittee a timely opportunity to hear directly from you how diplomacy and foreign assistance can effectively be utilized to respond to the growing challenges around the world."
May 28, 2021 Statement
"These small businesses were hit the hardest in March 2020 when many businesses, including restaurants, live entertainment venues, and gyms, were forced to close or dramatically scale back operations. In response, Congress created several new programs and provided more than $1 trillion in economic relief to small businesses that were impacted by the pandemic."
May 27, 2021 Statement
"President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary request of $715 billion represents an $11 billion increase for the Department of Defense (DoD). Many of the funds in the request are essential to protecting our national security today and modernizing the DoD for tomorrow."
May 27, 2021 Statement
"Unlike other committees, the job of Appropriators is to see the full picture. As much attention as the top line for defense receives, we cannot consider the defense number in a vacuum. Investments in diplomacy, development, and our economy are vital to our security interests."
May 27, 2021 Statement
"The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how imperative it is to care for our neighbors abroad. It has brought into stark relief the principle that when one of us suffers, we all suffer. When one of us gets sick, we all get sick. But when development efforts are well funded, the rest of the world is healthier and safer for all of us."
May 27, 2021 Statement
"The Department of the Treasury plays a vital role in stabilizing and supporting the U.S. economy. That did not go unnoticed as this subcommittee, and Congress, put together much-needed relief packages to support individuals, families, businesses, industry, states, territories, tribes, counties, and others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."

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