Statements

May 11, 2022 Statement
"Taking care of our personnel and their families, providing our service members with the best training possible, ensuring that logistical challenges can be overcome, and giving decision makers the best intelligence available are vital components of making sure our military can fight and win in any conflict."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"Stable quality housing is foundational to how people build their lives and I am pleased that the budget request before us lays the groundwork for millions of households to remain stably housed or have the opportunity to build a stable, safe, and thriving future."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"The FY23 request includes notable increases for humanitarian, global health, climate, and accountable governance programs.  It also makes a bold commitment to gender equity and equality, recognizing the ongoing injustice felt by half the population who disproportionately bears the burden of poverty, poor health, violence, and climate change."
May 10, 2022 Statement
"“The Ukrainian people are in desperate need of our support, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to threaten peace and democracy around the globe. This bill will protect democracy, limit Russian aggression, and strengthen our own national security, while, most importantly, supporting Ukraine. We have no room to fail and must act swiftly and decisively."
May 10, 2022 Statement
"The President’s budget allows for new or improved service across all modes that will emphasize safety, environmental sustainability, equitable communities and transportation options, and resiliency in the face of extreme weather conditions. It builds on this subcommittee’s commitment to examine and address some of the disparate impacts that the federal government has contributed to through the creation of our interstate highway system under the guise of urban renewal."
April 29, 2022 Statement
"I firmly believe the EPA’s mission is achievable when it is fully resourced and staffed. That is why our fiscal year 2022 bill provided the EPA with the second largest increase to its budget in over a decade."
April 28, 2022 Statement
"Military Construction is so much more than just building bases. It’s providing modern, efficient facilities that can weather increasingly destructive natural disasters. It’s reducing our carbon footprint through energy resilience. It’s building child development centers. It’s remediating contaminants left behind by our Services, such as PFAS. It’s providing quality housing for our servicemembers and their families."
April 28, 2022 Statement
“This budget request proposes necessary investments to continue innovations that will further push the energy revolution, keep the U.S. as a global leader, and reduce the influence of foreign energy sources."
April 28, 2022 Statement
"The Department’s task is to ensure that a Constitution rooted in the 18th-century enlightenment can safely negotiate 21st-century headwinds.  We hope this Committee can help ensure you are equipped with a 21st-century toolkit to navigate those winds."
April 28, 2022 Statement
"The threats facing our nation’s networks, critical infrastructure, elections, emergency communications, schools, and public gatherings continue to evolve in complexity, sophistication, and scale that pose novel challenges and test our capacity to keep pace with our adversaries."

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