Statements

June 22, 2022 Statement
"These investments continue the important work we have already done to make the Capitol safer and to sustain our democracy for the future. I will continue to advocate for the funding in this bill which prioritizes our safety, diversity, and progress, in turn making us better equipped to serve those who put us here to do so."
June 22, 2022 Statement
"“The lasting impacts of the global pandemic and the January 6th attack on our U.S. Capitol and law enforcement personnel continue to emphasize our responsibility to protect our nation’s Capital, so we can serve our constituents effectively. This legislation builds off the important progress we’ve made in hiring and retaining staff and continues to remove barriers to public service for all Americans."
June 22, 2022 Statement
“As we begin to debate this bill and move it through committee consideration, I want to make it abundantly clear that the topline funding level in this bill is in line with President Biden’s budget request and endorsed by Secretary of Defense General Austin when he testified before our committee earlier this year. It was developed with the deepest concern for our national security and with a commitment to protect our nation and to confront any threat that may come our way."
June 22, 2022 Statement
"This bill was written to strengthen our existing force, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Guardians and give them the tools they need to do their jobs safely and come home to their families."
June 22, 2022 Statement
"I am so proud of all that we have done to carefully develop legislation that provides tailored and targeted support for those who need federal investments the most."
June 22, 2022 Statement
"The investments we are making in the American people are needed to meet the moment. This funding will help people in profound and enduring ways and will help us build a nation and a world where every person – regardless of background – can succeed and flourish."
June 21, 2022 Statement
"This bill strengthens our economy and supports the workers too often left behind. We will create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs in communities across the country as we deploy clean energy technologies and support economic and community development and job training opportunities."
June 21, 2022 Statement
"This legislation meets the needs of the current moment and propels American energy independence and our nation’s security forward. Our bill continues the intensive focus on diversifying energy sources and managing precious water resources to sustain life on Earth."
June 21, 2022 Statement
"This bill creates a better and a greener economy, it confronts climate change, it supports Native American communities, and it fosters equity. I am so proud that, taken together, the investments in this bill ensure a safer and a healthier planet as we revitalize our economy and preserve our cultural heritage."
June 21, 2022 Statement
"Last year, we made unprecedented investments to fight the climate crisis, return science as the foundation for decision-making, dedicate the highest level of federal funding to the arts and humanities ever, and continue our commitment to tribal nations. I am pleased that this bill will continue to build on those successes."

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