Chairman Ryan Statement at the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the House of Representatives Hearing
Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), Chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the House of Representatives:
I would like to welcome the officers and officials of the House of Representatives to present the fiscal year 2023 budget request. Testifying before us today we have: the Honorable Cheryl L. Johnson, Clerk of the House; the Honorable Catherine Szpindor, Chief Administrative Officer; the Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms and House Officials. Thank you all for joining us today, we welcome you back to our Subcommittee.
Before we begin with the testimonies, I would like to thank all the officers, officials, and their staffs for the extraordinary work over the past year. Through the pandemic, a violent mob of insurrectionists, the reopening of the Capitol Complex, and just life on Capitol Hill, you continue to serve this body and provide a host of services that are necessary for us to represent our constituents and do the work that will address our country’s critical needs.
The request for the House of Representatives is $1.8 billion an increase of $114.5 million over the fiscal year 2022 enacted level. I would like to note, this is a significant increase, 7 percent, over the very healthy increase provided in the fiscal year 2022 budget. With that in mind, I look forward to hearing each of your testimonies.