Statements

June 25, 2021 Statement
"The bill before us today is a significant sign of our commitment to our servicemembers and their families and to our Veterans. We can all be proud of the work we did to produce this bill, which takes into account the requests and feedback that all of you, and our colleagues on and off the Committee, have provided."
June 24, 2021 Statement
"Together, the initiatives in this bill would strengthen this institution and, in turn, our entire nation and secure our democracy from attack."
June 24, 2021 Statement
"I’m very pleased and excited to introduce the Fiscal Year 2022 Legislative Branch bill which provides $4.802 billion – a 13.8% increase for the Legislative Branch. This year’s bill makes a substantial investment to expand recruitment and retention of staff, prioritizes funding to expand diversity and inclusion work Campus wide, and funds needed investments to support the day-to-day operations of the House."
June 24, 2021 Statement
"These investments will make a real difference in the lives and livelihoods of the middle class and in the life of our democracy. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you as we move to full committee consideration and I urge your support for this important legislation."
June 24, 2021 Statement
"I am also very pleased with the many ways in which this bill stands to improve the lives of the American public, whether by improving their tax filing experience, protecting their financial investments, promoting small business creation, and combating drug trafficking and the climate crisis I could go on and on."
June 10, 2021 Statement
"As we tackle complex challenges, we need to work with our allies and partners in a manner that treats our partners as partners and demonstrates a willingness to listen. Our contributions to multilateral institutions are signs of our commitment to support global partnerships in order to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries."
June 9, 2021 Statement
"Like the Appropriations Committee, the work of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) touches every aspect of our daily lives. By distributing funding to the programs and services that need it most, OMB encourages jobs, businesses, communities, opportunities, and our nation to grow."
June 9, 2021 Statement
"This year, the new leadership team is placing a priority on supporting and expanding the OMB career staff. The agency is asking for $121.9 million in fiscal year ‘22, a 14.3% increase over fiscal year ‘21, to help rebuild the agency’s expertise and morale."
June 9, 2021 Statement
"Today, as we provide yet another opportunity for you to make your pitches to the Committee, I look forward to listening and learning. I encourage you to be forthright. Please: tell us what your communities need."
June 7, 2021 Statement
"The tools of diplomacy and foreign assistance have been undervalued and under-resourced for far too long. Today’s hearing will provide Members of our Subcommittee a timely opportunity to hear directly from you how diplomacy and foreign assistance can effectively be utilized to respond to the growing challenges around the world."

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