Statements

July 13, 2021 Statement
"As a nation, we are deeply indebted to our women and men in uniform, and to the families and communities who support them. This bill honors their service and responsibly invests in our national security."
July 13, 2021 Statement
"The Defense Appropriations bill provides the training, equipping and mission support for more than 1.3 million active duty and nearly 800,000 reserve members of our Armed Forces. It provides them with the tools they need to complete their missions, defend our country, and come home safely. Beyond that, this bill is critical to the quality of life of our service members and their families."
July 13, 2021 Statement
"This bill responsibly funds the capabilities we need to address the many threats we face, while upholding the values we so cherish as a nation."
July 13, 2021 Statement
"We will continue to do our best to provide you with the resources necessary to protect your health; protect the country; and protect the rights and dignity of individuals, whether it be the traveling public, disaster survivors, or migrants fleeing desperate circumstances."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"Safe, strong, equitable, and resilient transportation and housing are critical to the success of our families. Every child deserves to wake up in a safe home and travel to school on a sound road. And parents deserve to know that they can get to work through reliable transit without worrying if this is the day they lose their job because the city bus was delayed again."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"This year’s THUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, upgrade our aging transportation infrastructure, address our nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis, bolster our resiliency to a changing climate, and remedy inequities and disparities in our housing and transportation systems. As our nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever to ensure that vulnerable populations—communities of color, the unhoused, veterans, domestic violence survivors, the elderly, and people with disabilities—remain at the forefront of our efforts."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"Far too many communities, large and small, across this nation are suffering from economic distress and the hopelessness that comes with it. This bill reverses these trends by investing in economic development in distressed communities. And it supports small businesses and creating good-paying jobs here in the United States."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"From economic development and support for manufacturers, to weather forecasting, climate research and resilience efforts, to space exploration and scientific research, to fighting crime, protecting civil rights, and improving policing and the criminal justice system---the CJS appropriations bill impacts every American and is a force for good in so many ways."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"The Energy and Water Development funding bill before us takes critical action to confront the climate crisis and rebuild our water infrastructure while creating good-paying jobs and fostering a clean, affordable, and secure energy future."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"This investment of over $53 billion dollars will provide strategic resources to communities to address these changing environmental challenges as well as those struggling to recover from decades of underinvestment, while creating good-paying jobs in communities left behind in the transition to a new economy."

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