Statements

May 18, 2022 Statement
"I look forward to today’s discussion of the President’s Budget Request for TSA, and in particular the need to reform TSA’s pay structure and provide protections for employees which are equivalent to the rest of the federal workforce."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"This legislation will provide FDA urgently needed resources to address the shortage, to prevent fraudulent products from entering the marketplace, and to help acquire better data on the situation in the marketplace. To prevent shortages from happening again, we will strengthen the workforce focused on formula issues and increase FDA inspection staff."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"We look forward to a robust discussion about how these funding increases will be used to benefit the public, including combating the inflation that is hitting so many Americans right in their checkbooks."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"Congress will be a partner in ensuring you have the capabilities you need, and we look forward to a transparent and open dialogue as we examine the budget request."
May 17, 2022 Statement
"My own view is we should work together and focus our limited resources on those who threaten our public safety and national security and to find appropriate solutions that balance immigration enforcement with due process, and balance removals with humanitarian considerations. I believe the Administration’s actions are moving in that direction."
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." 

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