Statement : Financial Services and General Government

March 11, 2020 Statement
"We’re interested in learning more about whether the FCC has sufficient resources to complete its ambitious agenda, and if it is realistic to take on all of this work. I also want to discuss the importance of prioritizing consumer protection. We continue to see that when it comes to policies that assist wireless and broadband companies, the FCC can’t seem to move fast enough. In the process, it undermines competition and threatens to waste limited Federal dollars. But taking action to protect consumers seems like an afterthought."
March 10, 2020 Statement
"This Budget slashes billions from the EPA and Department of Education. It cuts medical research by $3.3 billion and reduces CDC funding. It eliminates Community Development Block Grants and low-income assistance programs. OMB has proposed some of these cuts year after year, even though Congress has stepped in repeatedly to restore critical accounts."
March 4, 2020 Statement
"While I’m pleased that the request includes a substantial increase for the IRS, I am disappointed that it also continues to request funds outside of the discretionary budget caps, despite it not being included in the budget agreement reached late last year. In addition to zeroing out CDFI grants, the budget cuts funding for the Special Inspector General for TARP by 20 percent—despite the continued obligation of billions of dollars for TARP programs that will continue into 2023."
March 3, 2020 Statement
"I believe the appropriations process benefits tremendously from engagement and input from Members of Congress. You represent a wide array of districts and citizens who are impacted by the important issues covered in the FSGG Bill."
February 26, 2020 Statement
"This subcommittee recognizes that an effective Judicial branch is critical to upholding our democracy, and my colleagues and I will work together to provide assistance where possible."
September 26, 2019 Statement
"Coupled with the changes to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Federal Government experienced the longest shut down in history, which delayed hiring, training, and system updates needed for a successful filing season. With all this change, did taxpayers get their refunds on time? Was the IRS able to respond to customer service requests timely and adequately? And what improvements are needed for the upcoming filing season?"
September 25, 2019 Statement
"We recognize the challenges the FTC faces in policing such a large swathe of our economy. That’s why this year’s House appropriations bill proposed a $40 million increase in FTC funding. That’s a bump of more than 10%. Part of the reason we’re here is to understand how the FTC can invest those resources wisely - how they can get the best bang for the buck for consumers. But it is also our duty as Appropriators to determine if the FTC is using its existing resources as efficiently as possible."
June 25, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats are fighting to ensure that America is safe, strong, and moving forward. The investments in this bill to fund financial regulators and small businesses improve the financial security of every family. And with the inclusion of funding for election security, we can safeguard our democracy."
June 11, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats are fighting to ensure that America is safe, strong, and moving forward. With investments in our financial regulators and small businesses, we can help improve the financial security of every family. And with funding for election security, we can safeguard our democracy."
June 11, 2019 Statement
"Ultimately, this bill will improve the both the economic and national security of communities across the country, whether it be by improving their tax filing experience, protecting their privacy and their financial investments, promoting small business creation, defending the integrity of our elections, combatting drug trafficking, I could go on and on."

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