Statement : Legislative Branch

January 11, 2022 Statement
"One year after the horrors of that day the Capitol Police are still recovering. While their physical wounds may have healed, there is still so much more they will need to rebuild."
January 11, 2022 Statement
"None of us will forget the events of January 6th...How we remember and respond will determine how we collectively learn from the trials and mistakes that day. As we move forward, we do not want to fall into the trap of preparing to fight the last war.  Rather, we must thoughtfully plan to ensure the next one never happens. Ignoring the mistakes of the past or refusing to learn and grow from them will only continue to leave the Capitol Campus vulnerable to unknown and unexpected threats."
July 28, 2021 Statement
"Together, the initiatives in this bill will not only protect the Congress and our democracy – they also strengthen and sustain it."
July 28, 2021 Statement
“This is a good bill, and I’m proud that it makes a substantial investment to expand recruitment and retention of staff, prioritizes funding to expand diversity and inclusion Campus wide, and funds needed investments to support the day-to-day operations of the House.”
July 27, 2021 Statement
“This bill makes a substantial investment in expanding recruitment and retention of staff, prioritizing funding to expand diversity and inclusion Campus wide, and funding needed investment to support the day-to-day operations of the House.”
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."
June 29, 2021 Statement
“This bill honors their sacrifices, and gives these heroes the funding, resources and training they need to ensure what happened on January 6 never happens again. This bill provides $603.9 million, an increase of $88.4 million, for our Capitol Police. It builds the force to a total of 2,112 sworn officers and 450 civilian members. And following the tragic death by suicide of Officer Howie Liebengood, it boosts support for wellness programs."
June 29, 2021 Statement
“I’ve included $603 million for the Capitol Police which is a $89.7 million increase above the FY 2021 bill. This provides with vital resources for training, recruitment, retention, and readiness efforts. This funding will provide for a total of 2,112 sworn officers."
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."
June 24, 2021 Statement
"Together, the initiatives in this bill would strengthen this institution and, in turn, our entire nation and secure our democracy from attack."

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