July 26, 2021 Statement
"The 2022 Energy and Water bill takes a significant step forward to secure American energy independence and foster scientific innovation. It provides respectable funding to meet the needs of the current moment. It provides strong foundation to Build Back Better to address the increasing challenges created by climate change. And this bill maintains a firm commitment to America’s nuclear security capabilities and nonproliferation activities."
July 26, 2021 Statement
"After decades of disinvestment and the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, the time has come to reinvest in the American people. We have an opportunity to build the architecture for the future and make vital investments that address inequities and elevate American workers and families. The transformative funding increases in the legislation before us will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunity for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families and the vulnerable."
July 16, 2021 Statement
"The strength of the bills that we have considered and the quality, the tenor, of the debate was outstanding, it reminds us all and it should remind us all that this is the best committee in the House of Representatives and, in fact, our work is at the center of the government and it doesn’t go forward without us."
"The legislation before us builds the architecture for a safer, stronger, and more prosperous future by delivering bold progress for American families. As this transformative bill reconstructs our crumbling infrastructure, it helps to create good-paying American jobs, protect small businesses, grow the middle class, and improve the lives of at-risk and unprotected Americans."
"This year’s T-HUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, upgrade our aging transportation infrastructure, address our nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crises, bolster our resiliency to natural disasters and a changing climate, and remedy inequities and disparities in our housing and transportation systems. As our nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever to ensure that vulnerable populations—communities of color, the unhoused, veterans, domestic violence survivors, the elderly, and people with disabilities—remain at the forefront of our efforts."
"The coronavirus pandemic exposed many inequities in our country, serving as an important reminder that improving health, safety, and opportunity in communities across the nation requires structural change. This legislation takes bold action to confront the climate crisis and rebuild our water infrastructure while prioritizing good-paying jobs and a clean, affordable, and secure energy future for all – ensuring that no community is left behind."
"While these weather extremes spread across our country, our goal remains to provide the necessary energy and water assets to make adjustments to help sustain life in our nation."
“The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill before us meets this moment for the families and communities we represent. For far too long the American economy has left the vulnerable, middle class, and small businesses behind. And the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have left many hard-working Americans struggling to get by. That is why I am proud that this bill supports small businesses, including manufacturers, and creates good-paying jobs."
"From economic development and support for manufacturers, to weather forecasting, climate research and resilience efforts, to space exploration and scientific research, to fighting crime, protecting civil rights, and improving policing and the criminal justice system---the CJS appropriations bill impacts every American and is a force for good in so many ways."
"I am proud that this bill provides $253.8 billion in funding, a historic increase of 28 percent. Through this funding we are fulfilling our debt to the generations, families, and communities we serve and tipping the scales for the hard-working middle class and the vulnerable."