Statements

May 6, 2021 Statement
"There are too many rural communities experiencing struggling economies, deteriorating and limited access to health care, and inadequate infrastructure. These obstacles hinder growth and, unfortunately, are not broadly understood across the country."
May 6, 2021 Statement
“For our economic, national, and environmental security, we need to shift away from fossil fuels and diversify with investments in the next generation of clean and renewable energy technologies. With President Biden’s funding request for the Department of Energy we are taking steps to provide a better, safer, and cleaner future for all Americans."
May 6, 2021 Statement
"The budget is an opportunity to invest in our nation and our common future. I welcome the Department’s leadership in advancing equity by creating an inclusive economy and expanding opportunity."
May 6, 2021 Statement
"This presidential transition year, the Secret Service has a heavy protective workload that began with the completed Presidential Inauguration."
May 5, 2021 Statement
"These agencies may be smaller than the Military Construction accounts or the Department of Veterans Affairs, compared to those larger budgets, but their missions are no less important. You’ve all heard me say that our subcommittee is the only one with jurisdiction that covers the entirety of a servicemember’s career, from the day they arrive at a military facility to the day they are buried."
May 5, 2021 Statement
"Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that the health and welfare of our soldiers and their families is truly the number one priority."
May 5, 2021 Statement
"The investments are crucial. We are finally moving toward a budget and a role for government that works to level the playing field so that anyone, no matter who they are, or where they are from can achieve the American Dream."
May 5, 2021 Statement
"Members of the public likely interact with TSA and its employees more than any other component of the Department of Homeland Security – or any other federal department or agency. This interaction has become much more challenging during the pandemic. While air travelers may not always express their gratitude during the passenger screening process, what TSA and its employees do to protect our Nation is greatly appreciated."
May 4, 2021 Statement
"Our National Guard forces are called upon to support a variety of missions, including humanitarian missions, acts of civil unrest, support to the Southwest border, overseas operations, and of course, the latest support for Capitol security, for which each member of this Committee is eternally grateful for your tireless efforts."
May 4, 2021 Statement
"The Department is, like our country, at a crossroads. As a nation, we must work to restore faith not only in our political system but in the ties that bind us together as a society. These ties have been tested, certainly, but not broken, and we must ensure that remains true."

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