Thank you, Chairwoman Granger. I appreciate your leadership and your continued support of our men and women in uniform.
As we continue to move through markups, it is important to remember that this is not a normal funding year. Trillions of dollars were spent outside of the annual appropriations process during the last Congress, and we must re-evaluate our spending priorities.
Good morning, everyone. The Subcommittee will come to order.
This morning we will markup the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.
First, I want to thank Chairman Fleischmann for his work on this bill.
It delivers responsible appropriations in support of a stronger national defense, economy, and energy sector.
As the former chair of the Defense Subcommittee, I know firsthand what it takes to craft this bill.
I want to thank Chairman Calvert for his hard work.
Let me begin by thanking the Members of the Committee for their participation in the process of putting the Homeland Security bill together.
I want to start by saying the work we did last week shows how we are able to reduce spending where we can and prioritize funding for our core responsibilities.
That includes our national defense, veterans, and the bill before us: homeland security.
First, I want to thank the Subcommittee Chairman for his work on the Legislative Branch appropriations bill.
This bill is a great example of what needs to be done to reduce overall spending while funding our highest priorities.
Thank you, Chairwoman Granger.
I would like to start by saying thank you to our Ranking Member, Mr. Espaillat. His cooperation and patience as we have moved through the process this year is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for presenting the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies bill.
I appreciate the work you have done on this bill.