Statements

March 10, 2021 Statement
This subcommittee has great admiration for GAO’s work in ferreting out misconduct and finding ways to save billions of dollars with timely, public, fact-based, non-partisan recommendations to improve Federal agency operations and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
March 10, 2021 Statement
"It is clear that we need to be investing much more in preventing, mitigating, and responding to cyber intrusions and attacks."
March 9, 2021 Statement
"Today we are taking a closer look at how FDA’s inspections have been impacted by this pandemic, and critically how we can ensure the FDA has the resources it needs to restart and improve its foreign drug inspections program."
March 9, 2021 Statement
"The highest priority of the FDA is to ensure the safety and efficacy of medical products. The countless Americans who depend on lifesaving drugs each day shouldn’t have to worry about whether that drug was produced in a dangerous facility."
March 9, 2021 Statement
"Ancient societal norms don’t reflect modern families or modern society, and there is no reason why there should be this kind of limitation on a veteran’s ability to start a family after dedicating so much of their life to military service."
March 5, 2021 Statement
"Draconian caps on discretionary spending meant that we had to make tough choices on where to put limited VA dollars. But we cannot overlook the real, serious infrastructure needs that exist as well. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Investing in infrastructure has broader benefits on the economy and on the local community, as it supports construction jobs, material manufacturers, and revitalizes neighborhoods."
March 3, 2021 Statement
"The Library of Congress is treasure of the United States and it is our duty to protect the valuable collections and preserve the Library’s ability to chronicle this great nation and provide access to our history for generations to come."
March 3, 2021 Statement
"I think January 6th made it clear that increases are needed, but we need to understand what the increases will be used to accomplish. We need to understand the plan for this year and the next year and how the increases provided will be regularized."
March 2, 2021 Statement
"CBO is a nonpartisan office that plays a vital role in helping Congress effectively exercise our duties enshrined in Article I, section 9, clause 7 of the Constitution, know colloquially as the “power of the purse”. You have become such a part of this institution that we may take it for granted. CBO’s role remains vital for the legislative branch to have our own independent economic analysis and cost estimate of proposed legislation, so we do not have to rely solely on the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Branch."
March 2, 2021 Statement
"Each of the Service Academies house some of the best and brightest of our young generation. Many of these women and men will hold leadership positions in their respective Services for the next thirty years. Given this fact, it is imperative that they are well educated, not only on executing the military missions of the future but also are grounded in the ideals on which this nation has been built and the oath that they take to serve."

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