Statements

June 23, 2022 Statement
"I am proud to advance this legislation which builds on the success of 2022 to provide Americans the support they so desperately need. We will invest $242.1 billion, an increase of 13 percent above 2022, for the programs at HHS, DOL, Education and their related agencies."
June 23, 2022 Statement
"Strengthening and sustaining the reliability of our transportation infrastructure is good for our communities. It is part of how we confront the climate crisis and fight inflation. And in the process, we are also creating good-paying American jobs that lift up our communities, expand opportunities for low-income and working Americans, and push our economic development forward."
June 23, 2022 Statement
"The bill we have before us today represents our commitment to the American people. The funding provided in this bill will improve transportation safety, address our nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis, and protect vulnerable populations—especially those most likely to have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including communities of color, the unhoused, and LGBTQ+  individuals."
June 23, 2022 Statement
"These are programs vitally important to servicemembers, their families, and to our veterans. Robust investments will keep our nation safe, rebuild our infrastructure, and honor our men and women in uniform."
June 23, 2022 Statement
“I am proud that the bill before us makes needed investments in the programs that improve our military readiness and quality of life and provides the benefits and medical care our veterans have earned during their service to our nation."
June 23, 2022 Statement
"The investments in this bill are so important. They support those who need us most by fighting hunger, safeguarding our food supply, and lifting up rural communities. I am proud of this bill and the impact I know it will have."
June 23, 2022 Statement
"We all eat the food, rely on the medicine and medical devices, and use the fibers and materials made possible by this bill. The bill invests in our rural communities as well as the institutions that develop our agricultural sector and safeguard our medicine and food are vital to our country’s well-being. And the bill provides vital safety nets for our most vulnerable populations."
June 22, 2022 Statement
"I am so proud that these investments reflect the values that we hold so dear as a nation and make the world a safer, healthier, and a more habitable place."
June 22, 2022 Statement
"The Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill we have put forward for fiscal year 2023 will help build a safer, more prosperous, and more competitive America."
June 22, 2022 Statement
"As our Nation continues to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, rising inflation, and the impacts of crime, it is our responsibility to build safer communities and to help bolster economic development within them. This bill – building on the achievements in the 2022 government funding package – continues to reverse the decades of underinvestment that have made too many Americans feel unsafe and have pushed working families aside for far too long."

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