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April 9, 2019 Press Release
"As in prior years, the request again proposes cuts to IRS that will reduce the resources available to support taxpayers and weaken the agency’s ability to protect the integrity of our tax system."
April 9, 2019 Press Release
"The request provides a significant increase for immigration judges and a modest increase for most Federal law enforcement. However, it either eliminates or significantly cuts respected grant programs at the Department of Justice that make a real difference in our constituents’ daily lives."
April 9, 2019 Press Release
"As we discuss your department today, we are faced with a budget request that fails to address many of these concerns and raises new problems."
April 4, 2019 Press Release
"I am disappointed, but not surprised, to see President Trump using his proposed budget to once again show his favoritism for oil and gas corporations."
April 4, 2019 Press Release
"It is extremely important that you have the resources necessary to vigorously enforce the law in all these diverse areas, without prioritizing one at the expense of others."
April 3, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's budget hearing on Defense Health Programs:

This afternoon the Subcommittee will receive testimony on the Defense Health Program and military health system.

We welcome six witnesses:

Issues:
April 3, 2019 Press Release
"The energy future of our country depends on DOE’s vital investments to solve our toughest energy challenges. The President’s budget request harms America’s energy future, our competitiveness, our consumers, and our economy. The Trump budget also falls short in meeting our obligations to the communities that have sacrificed, and still bear the brunt of costs borne from winning World War II."
April 3, 2019 Press Release
"But, and my colleagues have heard me say this, I believe this budget is cruel and reckless. This is an agency that has been historically underfunded. And now we are looking at a 10% cut. And, you say we can do more with less. But, it would appear that we are doing less with less. A lot less with less."
April 3, 2019 Press Release
"Unfortunately, this Commission continues to advance policies that favor large industry players at the expense of consumers and small businesses."
April 3, 2019 Press Release
"From eliminating Economic Development Administration grants, which provide funding and technical assistance to economically distressed communities, to seriously underfunding the Census, this request is completely out of touch with the needs of our constituents."

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