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June 15, 2022 Statement
"Today, we are considering a bill which touches the lives of every single American. We all eat the food, rely on the medicine and medical devices, and use the fibers and materials made possible and kept safe by this bill. This bill’s investments in our rural communities as well as the institutions that develop our agricultural sector and safeguard our medicine and food are vital to our country’s well-being."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"The men and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation deserve the investments in quality care that this bill makes. So I am very proud that, taken together, the investments in this bill uphold our commitments to them."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
"With increased support for the Veterans Benefits Administration to address disability compensation claims and funding to address longstanding construction issues in VA and military facilities and housing, we are continuing our important work to improve the quality of life for our veterans, military, and their families.”
June 15, 2022 Statement
"With this bill, we are investing in programs that are so critical to our current and former servicemembers and their families."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
"A strong and well-functioning Legislative Branch is essential to our democracy.”
June 15, 2022 Statement
"I am so proud of all of these initiatives, which, when you take them together, they strengthen, they sustain this institution and our democracy, because Congress and our democracy are strongest and most resilient when we prioritize safety, diversity, and progress."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"This bill continues to build on our significant security needs and addresses many of the recommendations and security assessments received after the January 6th attack. Almost 70 percent of this increase is targeted towards security measures within the Sergeant at Arms, Architect of the Capitol and Capitol Police budgets. These funds continue our investments in securing our Capitol Complex. Threats against Members have increased over the last two years and this must NOT be taken lightly, NOR will we take lightly the safety of our staff and citizens who travel far and wide to visit these hallowed halls."
June 15, 2022 Press Release
“I am also particularly proud of strong funding increases to help underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital and contracting opportunities. With these resources and funding to protect the integrity of our elections, we are safeguarding our democracy, growing our economy, and investing in the programs that matter most to working families.”
June 15, 2022 Press Release
“With democracy under attack in Ukraine, it is critical that our Department of Defense and intelligence agencies have the resources requested by the Secretary of Defense to support our allies, protect our national security, maintain a strong industrial base to support good paying jobs, and counter rising threats."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"This defense bill totals $762 billion. It is $32 billion above the 2022 enacted level and roughly equal to the President’s request. Ken and I received more than 10,000 program, language, and project requests from our colleagues. One of the things that make our Appropriations Committee so special in Congress is that we go to great lengths to incorporate our member priorities. This year we were able to at least partially accommodate 73% of the requests we received, including 65% from our colleagues in the minority."

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