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May 11, 2022 Statement
"There are no easy answers or solutions because cannot control the conditions in other countries – drought, violence, persecution, economic disruption – that lead people to make the desperate decision to leave their homes.    It is within our control to provide a more realistic legal framework for managing the border – one that could improve border management while also staying true to our values as a country of immigrants – but unfortunately, Congress has failed to act."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"NIH’s response to COVID proved what I have known for a long time – that our significant and longstanding support for biomedical research is absolutely critical to ensuring we are prepared to prevent and address health care crises whenever they may arise. The work you do saves lives and protects families the world over. And with the proper resources and leadership at NIH, our biomedical research can move very quickly and in very focused ways to achieve high-priority goals and continue to save lives."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"Taking care of our personnel and their families, providing our service members with the best training possible, ensuring that logistical challenges can be overcome, and giving decision makers the best intelligence available are vital components of making sure our military can fight and win in any conflict."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"Stable quality housing is foundational to how people build their lives and I am pleased that the budget request before us lays the groundwork for millions of households to remain stably housed or have the opportunity to build a stable, safe, and thriving future."
May 11, 2022 Statement
"The FY23 request includes notable increases for humanitarian, global health, climate, and accountable governance programs.  It also makes a bold commitment to gender equity and equality, recognizing the ongoing injustice felt by half the population who disproportionately bears the burden of poverty, poor health, violence, and climate change."
May 10, 2022 Press Release
“Given the magnitude of the terror campaign being waged against the Ukrainian people and Ukrainian democracy, we are morally obligated to ensure Ukraine has the security and economic aid they need. I am proud to have joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a bill that does just that."
May 10, 2022 Statement
"“The Ukrainian people are in desperate need of our support, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to threaten peace and democracy around the globe. This bill will protect democracy, limit Russian aggression, and strengthen our own national security, while, most importantly, supporting Ukraine. We have no room to fail and must act swiftly and decisively."
May 10, 2022 Press Release
"With Russia’s continued assault, we must act with the same urgency to provide this additional emergency funding. We have a moral responsibility to deliver this support to help end the grievous loss of life, hold Putin and his cronies accountable, and protect global democracy."
May 10, 2022 Statement
"The President’s budget allows for new or improved service across all modes that will emphasize safety, environmental sustainability, equitable communities and transportation options, and resiliency in the face of extreme weather conditions. It builds on this subcommittee’s commitment to examine and address some of the disparate impacts that the federal government has contributed to through the creation of our interstate highway system under the guise of urban renewal."
April 29, 2022 Statement
"I firmly believe the EPA’s mission is achievable when it is fully resourced and staffed. That is why our fiscal year 2022 bill provided the EPA with the second largest increase to its budget in over a decade."

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