Jun 28, 2021 Statements

Madam Chair, thank you for yielding.

I want to thank you and Ranking Member Rogers for your work on the State and Foreign Operations bill for fiscal year 2022.

Unfortunately, this bill, like all of the ones we have marked up so far, is based on a topline funding level that only the Majority Party has agreed to.  

Jun 28, 2021 Statements

I want to congratulate the chair on presenting this Interior and Environment bill today, her first as subcommittee chair.    

I also want to thank the ranking member, Mr. Joyce, for his continued leadership on this subcommittee. 

Jun 25, 2021 Statements

Chairman Bishop, thank you for presenting the fiscal year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. 

I also want to recognize the ranking member of the subcommittee, Mr. Fortenberry. 

I know both of you have worked together to fund priorities of Members on both sides of the aisle.

Jun 25, 2021 Statements

Madam Chair, thank you for presenting the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill today.

I appreciate the work that you and Ranking Member Carter have done this year, reaching across the aisle to fund many projects important to our Members.

Jun 24, 2021 Statements

I want to begin by thanking the subcommittee chairman, Mr. Ryan, for presenting the fiscal year 2022 Legislative Branch appropriations bill.

I also want to recognize the ranking member, Ms. Herrera Beutler. 

Jun 24, 2021 Statements

I want to thank Chairman Quigley for presenting the Financial Services and General Government bill, the first appropriations bill we will consider for fiscal year 2022. 

I also want to recognize my friend, Mr. Womack, in his first markup as ranking member. I thank him for his years of service on the Budget Committee and now his leadership on this subcommittee.   

May 20, 2021 Statements

Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 3237 – a bill to provide funding for Capitol security and other purposes.

Unfortunately, after several weeks of discussions, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have chosen the path of partisanship instead of working together, and I want to explain how we ended up in this situation.

Apr 15, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Madam Chair. Admiral Faller, it’s good to see you again.

SOUTHCOM is an extremely important area of operations that frequently does not get the priority it deserves because of conflicts in other areas of the world. It has been, and will continue to be, a priority of mine.

Apr 15, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Chairman Price, for holding this hearing today.

I want to welcome the secretary for his first hearing with our Committee.

Mr. Secretary, I know you come to Washington with the perspective of a former mayor. You have said that there are no Democratic or Republican potholes. And, as a former mayor myself, I completely agree with you on that point.

Apr 14, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing today so that we can hear Secretary Vilsack’s plans for the Department of Agriculture.

The events of the past year have affected virtually every sector of our economy. This is especially true for our farmers and ranchers. Thanks to the staff at USDA, programs were quickly implemented to help those affected by the pandemic.