Statements

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. 

Issues:
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
"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
"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

WASHINGTON — Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's markup of its fiscal year 2021 bill:

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."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"So, working together and building on the efforts we have made together thus far, we advance today’s bill, making investments for the nation: for health, for education, and for good-paying, safe and secure jobs, and to address the disparities in these areas that have been exposed by this virus."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"Whether it’s the medical innovations that will lead to cures and vaccines, investments to strengthen public health infrastructure, or support for schools, college affordability, child care, or workplace protections, the bill before us builds on our commitment to invest for the people."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2021 Energy and Water Development bill would provide $49.6 billion to improve infrastructure, address climate change, and strengthen national security."

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