Chairman Cartwright Statement at Fiscal Year 2023 Member Day Hearing
Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's hearing on Fiscal Year 2023 Member Day.
Good afternoon, everyone. Today we welcome you to the Commerce, Justice, Science Fiscal Year 2023 Member Day hearing. I am pleased to be joined today by our colleagues here in the House. Our subcommittee has heard from several major CJS agencies about their fiscal year 2023 funding requests, and we will now hear from Members representing the American people about their priorities within the programs and agencies funded in our bill.
The CJS subcommittee is responsible for the appropriations and oversight of federal agencies that play a critical role in driving technological innovation, economic development, scientific research, a fair justice system, and the advancement of public safety.
The events of the past two years have brought the importance of all of these endeavors into sharp relief. Funding for science has been critical to the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies; investment in commerce will help steer our economic recovery; and a continued federal government commitment to supporting law enforcement will address calls for the reforms and investments needed to keep our communities safe.
All congressional districts across the United States and its territories have a stake in this work, and all have unique needs and interests. I look forward to hearing from my colleagues today about the programs making a difference in their communities. With that, I will turn to my friend the Ranking Member, Mr. Aderholt, for his opening remarks.