Statement : Legislative Branch

March 18, 2021 Statement
"The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights is responsible for administering the Congressional Accountability Act for the approximately 30,000 employees in the legislative branch. The mission of the office is to continue assisting the legislative branch community in creating and maintaining a workplace that is safe, accessible, and free from discrimination and other unlawful employment practices."
March 11, 2021 Statement
"I would like to acknowledge the staff of GPO for the extraordinary work over the past year. We know that COVID has dramatically affected GPO’s workload. Through the pandemic, and a very active congressional schedule, you and your team has continued to serve this body and ensure the Members of Congress have the documents to continue our work."
March 11, 2021 Statement
"While we understand that your workload is increasing, I am afraid that the subcommittee allocation may not be increasing at a reciprocal rate. Additionally, I understand that the fiscal year 2022 budget request does not include requirements to address the necessary physical security and landscape architecture changes that are as a result of the attack on the Capitol."
March 10, 2021 Statement
Through the pandemic, a violent mob of insurrectionists, and just life on Capitol Hill, you continue to serve this body and ensure the Members of Congress can continue to work. Your work is invaluable to getting the taxpayer the most from their tax dollars and we hold you and your staffs in the highest regard.
March 10, 2021 Statement
This subcommittee has great admiration for GAO’s work in ferreting out misconduct and finding ways to save billions of dollars with timely, public, fact-based, non-partisan recommendations to improve Federal agency operations and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
March 3, 2021 Statement
"The Library of Congress is treasure of the United States and it is our duty to protect the valuable collections and preserve the Library’s ability to chronicle this great nation and provide access to our history for generations to come."
March 3, 2021 Statement
"I think January 6th made it clear that increases are needed, but we need to understand what the increases will be used to accomplish. We need to understand the plan for this year and the next year and how the increases provided will be regularized."
March 2, 2021 Statement
"CBO is a nonpartisan office that plays a vital role in helping Congress effectively exercise our duties enshrined in Article I, section 9, clause 7 of the Constitution, know colloquially as the “power of the purse”. You have become such a part of this institution that we may take it for granted. CBO’s role remains vital for the legislative branch to have our own independent economic analysis and cost estimate of proposed legislation, so we do not have to rely solely on the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Branch."
March 2, 2021 Statement
"Although the budget for the your organization is small as compared to the rest of our Legislative Branch Agencies, it has had a real impact in increasing understanding of, and appreciation for, United States democratic values and democratic institutions in an area of the world where Russia’s malign influence stands firmly opposed to our democratic principles and national security interests."
February 25, 2021 Statement
As the Committee that funds the security of the Capitol, today we hope we can gain a better understanding of the problems that the Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms must address and what resources they need to reform themselves and keep Members, Congressional staff and employees, and their own officers safe.

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