Statements

July 7, 2020 Statement
"This bill makes critical investments to combat climate change, strengthen our nation’s energy and water infrastructure, and responsibly fund our nation’s nuclear deterrent while rejecting the Administration’s dangerous plan to restart nuclear explosive testing."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"There are a lot of needs and good causes within the jurisdiction of our subcommittee, and we’ve tried to take care of the highest priorities throughout the bill with the amounts available to us. Fundamentally, our bill provides the necessary increases to support the staffing and other resources needed by Congress to do its job well, to maintain and build analytic capacity in the Legislative Branch."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"As our nations weathers the COVID-19 pandemic, we must ensure that members of Congress can effectively work on behalf of their constituents and that legislative branch employees can perform their duties safely."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"This bill is a rejection of the dangerous policies and funding cuts proposed by the Trump Administration. Instead, this bill moves us forward, by investing our resources in ways that keep our communities safe and healthy."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2021 Interior Appropriations bill would fulfill its obligations to make sound investments to preserve our natural resources, protect Americans from environmental hazards, and meet the challenges of the climate crisis."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"Today’s bill reflects House Democrats’ commitment to putting necessary checks on the President’s cruel immigration enforcement efforts and invests resources where they are truly needed."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"Throughout the bill, we provide increases above the request to help maintain current services and invest in high priority capabilities and activities across the broad spectrum of homeland security missions."
July 6, 2020 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2021 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill would invest $115.5 billion to support active duty military, veterans, and their families."
July 6, 2020 Statement
"The bill before us today demonstrates our commitment to our servicemembers and their families and to our Veterans."
July 6, 2020 Statement
"I have maintained a steadfast commitment to our rural communities. To that extent, the bill includes $1.055 billion for rural broadband expansion, including $990 million for the ReConnect program, an increase of $435 million or 78%. In total, the bill provides more than $3.2 billion in budget authority for Rural Development programs to fund critical infrastructure, such as water and wastewater systems, and rural housing needs."
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