Statements

May 17, 2022 Statement
"We have heard from many agencies and their justifications for their fiscal year 2023 budget request. However, it is important to me to also hear directly from Members on their priorities for the FY23 State and Foreign Operations bill."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"This is an extraordinary time for the United States Army, with over 175,000 soldiers deployed around the world, including those in Eastern Europe supporting Ukraine. Soldiers are the Army’s most critical resource, and we care deeply about their welfare and quality of life."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"We need to be doing even better for the communities that need us the most. That is really why we were all elected. As Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins, the first woman appointed to a presidential cabinet, said, and I quote, “I came to Washington to work for God, FDR, and the millions of forgotten, plain common workingmen,” I would add women. Working for the forgotten and for our workers should be the reason every single one of us is in Washington."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"NASA’s budget request of almost $26 billion is clearly designed to keep the core missions of the agency on track – scientific discovery, exploration of the solar system, and educating and inspiring our children."
May 13, 2022 Statement
"In this year’s budget request, the Air Force is making large bets on future technologies and capabilities, coupled with a bold plan to divest legacy aircraft systems over the next five years. At the same time, we have a bow wave of nuclear modernization, which is placing pressure on modernizing the conventional force." 
May 12, 2022 Statement
"I am proud to be hosting the hearing today, during what is “Older Americans Month.” Which is a time to celebrate the contributions that older Americans have had and continue to have on our country and acknowledge and recognize their unique needs. This month, and the hearing today, should serve to recommit this Committee to the health and prosperity of our seniors and to our moral and fundamental responsibility to support older adults in the tailored ways that they deserve and have earned."
May 12, 2022 Statement
"From my years in the courtroom, I truly believe a well-functioning Federal court system is a key pillar of our democracy and is fundamental to ensuring that the Constitutional rights of all Americans are protected."
May 12, 2022 Statement
"MilCon is so much more than building new firing ranges and forts. It’s providing resilient, state-of-the-art facilities that can weather increasingly destructive storms. It’s reducing our carbon footprint and combatting climate change. It’s building child development centers and hospitals. It’s cleaning up the environmental messes our bases have left behind. It’s providing quality housing for our servicemembers and their families – ensuring military readiness." 
May 12, 2022 Statement
"As the nation continues to recover from the global pandemic, the Department plays an important role to help strengthen and secure our supply chains, as well as keep American businesses successful in the global trade market."
May 12, 2022 Statement
"I commented during our hearing with the Secretary that the Department has many difficult missions and that the subcommittee is not always in agreement on the way forward on some of those missions. When it comes to the Coast Guard, I think it is fair to say that the subcommittee is largely in sync on supporting what you do and how you do it."

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