Statements

July 8, 2020 Statement
"This year’s THUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, produce more affordable housing, upgrade our aging transportation infrastructure, and bolster our nation’s resiliency to a changing climate. At the same time, as COVID continues to sweep across the country, we ensure that vulnerable populations—homeless youth, veterans, communities of color, domestic violence survivors, the elderly and disabled—remain at the forefront of our efforts."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"In an unprecedented year of challenges, the Fiscal Year 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill focuses on improving access to housing, protecting the traveling public, revitalizing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities’ economic health to help end intergenerational poverty."
July 8, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's markup of its fiscal year 2021 bill:

July 8, 2020 Statement
"At a time when we must restore Americans’ faith in law enforcement, the Commerce, Justice, Science bill provides strong funding increases to promote civil rights and improve police practices throughout the country, including more than $500 million in federal grants for states and localities to carry out police reform initiatives."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"So, working together and building on the efforts we have made together thus far, we advance today’s bill, making investments for the nation: for health, for education, and for good-paying, safe and secure jobs, and to address the disparities in these areas that have been exposed by this virus."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"Whether it’s the medical innovations that will lead to cures and vaccines, investments to strengthen public health infrastructure, or support for schools, college affordability, child care, or workplace protections, the bill before us builds on our commitment to invest for the people."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"This bill makes critical investments to combat climate change, strengthen our nation’s energy and water infrastructure, and responsibly fund our nation’s nuclear deterrent while rejecting the Administration’s dangerous plan to restart nuclear explosive testing."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2021 Energy and Water Development bill would provide $49.6 billion to improve infrastructure, address climate change, and strengthen national security."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"As our nations weathers the COVID-19 pandemic, we must ensure that members of Congress can effectively work on behalf of their constituents and that legislative branch employees can perform their duties safely."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"There are a lot of needs and good causes within the jurisdiction of our subcommittee, and we’ve tried to take care of the highest priorities throughout the bill with the amounts available to us. Fundamentally, our bill provides the necessary increases to support the staffing and other resources needed by Congress to do its job well, to maintain and build analytic capacity in the Legislative Branch."

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