Statements

September 21, 2021 Statement
"With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, amid many other serious challenges, this bill provides tens of billions of dollars to support the working- and middle-class families who live paycheck to paycheck. It supports them through investments in education, health, housing, and public safety programs. And it ensures that we can continue to help the most vulnerable."
September 21, 2021 Statement
"As I stated this morning, the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act is urgently needed. It supports working families who live paycheck to paycheck. It provides desperately needed relief for survivors of recent disasters and it responds to the humanitarian needs of Afghan evacuees as we end the war in Afghanistan."
September 21, 2021 Statement
"The funding in this bill invests in early childhood education, our schools, high quality training programs. It protects public health, it safeguards our consumers from dangerous products and unsafe food. It will support hungry families, provide housing for those who need a place to live. And it will help keep our communities and our entire nation safe."
July 29, 2021 Statement
"The brave men and women of our Capitol Police protected us. And since that fateful day, they have continued to work day in and day out, with only the barest minimum of support. They have soldiered on with physical, mental, and emotional trauma and have sacrificed their own needs and those of their families for the safety and security of our democracy. We need to respect their service."
July 28, 2021 Statement
"Together, the initiatives in this bill will not only protect the Congress and our democracy – they also strengthen and sustain it."
July 28, 2021 Statement
“This is a good bill, and I’m proud that it makes a substantial investment to expand recruitment and retention of staff, prioritizes funding to expand diversity and inclusion Campus wide, and funds needed investments to support the day-to-day operations of the House.”
July 28, 2021 Statement
"The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill puts those words into action. It makes America stronger at home and respected again in the world. It restores American leadership by responding to global health threats, including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And it addresses urgent humanitarian needs while confronting the climate crisis."
July 28, 2021 Statement
"With unprecedented levels of human suffering and so many complicated challenges around the world, the bill rightfully increases funding for global health and the prevention of future pandemics and for migration, refugee, and disaster assistance, and continues our support for key allies and partner organizations such as the UN."
July 27, 2021 Statement
"The bill recommends $29 billion. This is an increase of $4.8 billion above the comparable fiscal year 2021 level."
July 27, 2021 Statement
“I’m proud that this bill makes long-overdue investments to care for our planet, fight the climate emergency, and meet our trust obligations to tribal nations. The bill prioritizes the protection and preservation of our landscapes and biodiversity.”

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