Statement : Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

July 27, 2021 Statement
“This bill sustains life on earth by providing critical funding for water infrastructure, clean energy, and a credible nuclear deterrent, all while supporting the creation of good-paying jobs in every region of our country.”
July 26, 2021 Statement
"The 2022 Energy and Water bill takes a significant step forward to secure American energy independence and foster scientific innovation. It provides respectable funding to meet the needs of the current moment. It provides strong foundation to Build Back Better to address the increasing challenges created by climate change. And this bill maintains a firm commitment to America’s nuclear security capabilities and nonproliferation activities."
July 16, 2021 Statement
"The strength of the bills that we have considered and the quality, the tenor, of the debate was outstanding, it reminds us all and it should remind us all that this is the best committee in the House of Representatives and, in fact, our work is at the center of the government and it doesn’t go forward without us."
July 16, 2021 Statement
"The coronavirus pandemic exposed many inequities in our country, serving as an important reminder that improving health, safety, and opportunity in communities across the nation requires structural change. This legislation takes bold action to confront the climate crisis and rebuild our water infrastructure while prioritizing good-paying jobs and a clean, affordable, and secure energy future for all – ensuring that no community is left behind."
July 16, 2021 Statement
"While these weather extremes spread across our country, our goal remains to provide the necessary energy and water assets to make adjustments to help sustain life in our nation."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"The Energy and Water Development funding bill before us takes critical action to confront the climate crisis and rebuild our water infrastructure while creating good-paying jobs and fostering a clean, affordable, and secure energy future."
July 12, 2021 Statement
"This investment of over $53 billion dollars will provide strategic resources to communities to address these changing environmental challenges as well as those struggling to recover from decades of underinvestment, while creating good-paying jobs in communities left behind in the transition to a new economy."
June 29, 2021 Statement
“After decades of disinvestment and the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, the American economy is seriously out of balance, favoring the wealthy and well connected and leaving working families behind. But we can reverse these trends. With our funding bills this year, we will invest in the American people: creating good-paying jobs, growing opportunity, and providing a lifeline to the middle class, working families, small businesses, and the vulnerable."
May 24, 2021 Statement
"Though the water resource needs of our country vary from region to region, there is a constant and essential need to invest in our infrastructure to adapt to a changing environment. Without these investments, the dichotomy of water surpluses in the Heartland, and water shortages in the West threatens our way of life."
May 6, 2021 Statement
“For our economic, national, and environmental security, we need to shift away from fossil fuels and diversify with investments in the next generation of clean and renewable energy technologies. With President Biden’s funding request for the Department of Energy we are taking steps to provide a better, safer, and cleaner future for all Americans."