Statements

July 9, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Chair of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Appropriations Committee's markup of the fiscal year 2021 Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA bill:

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July 9, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the following remarks at the Committee's markup of the fiscal year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill:

We will now consider the Fiscal Year 2021 State and Foreign Operations bill.

July 9, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the following remarks at the Committee's markup of its fiscal year 2021 302(b) subcommittee allocations:

Our first order of business is to consider the subcommittee allocations for fiscal year 2021, also known as the “302(b)’s.”

July 8, 2020 Statement
"This bill strengthens our national security with robust funding for cyberspace operations and continued support for the Israeli Cooperative Program and for other defense partners."
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July 8, 2020 Statement

WASHINGTON — Congressman Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee’s markup of its fiscal year 2021 bill:

I thank everyone for attending today’s subcommittee markup and for your contributions to this bill. 

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July 8, 2020 Statement
"This bill would better protect our election system, bolster the small business community, and invest in financial services to underserved markets and populations."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"The subcommittee’s current allocation is $24.6 billion. This is an increase of $808 million above fiscal year 2020. In addition, we have included $67 billion in emergency funding for broadband, Federal buildings, and Land Ports of Entry across the nation."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"In an unprecedented year of challenges, the Fiscal Year 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill focuses on improving access to housing, protecting the traveling public, revitalizing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities’ economic health to help end intergenerational poverty."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"This year’s THUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, produce more affordable housing, upgrade our aging transportation infrastructure, and bolster our nation’s resiliency to a changing climate. At the same time, as COVID continues to sweep across the country, we ensure that vulnerable populations—homeless youth, veterans, communities of color, domestic violence survivors, the elderly and disabled—remain at the forefront of our efforts."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"At a time when we must restore Americans’ faith in law enforcement, the Commerce, Justice, Science bill provides strong funding increases to promote civil rights and improve police practices throughout the country, including more than $500 million in federal grants for states and localities to carry out police reform initiatives."

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