Statements

June 30, 2021 Statement
"By providing an overall discretionary increase of $11.4 billion above 2021, this bill supports our veterans, rebuilds infrastructure that serves military families, and protects our national security with important global investments."
June 30, 2021 Statement
"I am proud that the bill before us reflects this work and makes needed investments in the programs that improve our military readiness and quality of life and provides the benefits and medical care our veterans have earned during their service to our nation."
June 30, 2021 Statement
"It is an increase of more than $2.8 billion – more than 10 percent. And I applaud that. This increase is critical as we work to tackle hunger, lift up rural communities, rebuild public health and safety infrastructure, confront the climate crisis, and foster greater equity."
June 30, 2021 Statement
"The work done by the agencies and staff funded in this bill touches the lives of every citizen. That work was on full display over the past year. From USDA’s domestic nutrition programs adapting to feed millions of children as they learned from home, to issuing moratoriums on foreclosures to address the housing crisis brought on by COVID-19. A large number of USDA veterinary medical officers and other qualified personnel were deployed around the country to help vaccinate people. And of course, we all know of FDA’s tireless work to review COVID-19 vaccine applications and tests."
June 30, 2021 Statement
"This subcommittee has the important duty of funding the Department of Homeland Security, which has a diverse set of missions that together help keep the United States safe and resilient. The bill before us confronts the threats that we face, while upholding our values."
June 30, 2021 Statement
"Throughout the bill, we invest in high priority capabilities and activities across the broad spectrum of homeland security missions."
June 30, 2021 Statement
"In my opinion, we have landed on a responsible number that maintains a strong security posture today - while making important investments that will make us even stronger in the years to come."
June 30, 2021 Statement
"As our nation faces many threats around the world – from China and Russia to international terrorism and the existential challenge of climate change – the funding provided in this bill is fundamental to protecting our national security and providing the soldiers and civilians who serve in our nation’s military with the support they need."
June 29, 2021 Statement
“For far too long, the American economy has catered to the very rich and corporate interests – and left the middle class, small businesses, and the vulnerable behind. That is why I am so proud that this bill takes important steps to get our nation back on track, creating good-paying jobs, growing opportunity, and protecting the middle class and the vulnerable, indeed, leveling the playing field in the face of big corporations too prone to predatory practices."
June 29, 2021 Statement
“The agencies and programs under the jurisdiction of the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee are uniquely varied. Each one plays an important role in the functioning of our government, whether in terms of core services or in relation to government responsiveness, transparency, and efficiency."

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