Statement : Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

May 13, 2021 Statement
"The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee funds programs that affect every city, county, and state in the country. From building and repairing our nation’s affordable housing to fixing roads and bridges, the programs in this bill protect vulnerable populations and create jobs that further America’s infrastructure."
May 12, 2021 Statement
"We all know that safety is neither an option nor a commodity. It’s not just “nice to have”: it must be required of every product, process, and person in the national airspace system as a matter of practice. Safety cannot be for sale; or reserved for the highest bidder."
April 21, 2021 Statement
"The unmet needs in our communities are immense and require us to think boldly about the future of housing in our country. Housing plays a central role in stabilizing communities and creating pathways to homeownership and wealth—it’s hard to keep good health, achieve positive educational outcomes, or reach economic potential without a safe, decent, and affordable place to live."
April 15, 2021 Statement
"And after four years of denial by the prior Administration, it is refreshing to once again see a focus on our future with efforts to mitigate climate change and its effects and to put America on a path toward environmental sustainability."
March 25, 2021 Statement
"While we cannot change the past, we do have the power to change the future. As lawmakers, we must work to rectify these historic crimes. The inequalities created by the policies of the past continue to undermine the creation of equitable communities today. Congress and all of us who serve this nation must better understand these problems. We must work to find solutions that address these inequalities."
March 25, 2021 Statement
"We may not have been Members of Congress when these decisions were made, but this legacy is an ever-present factor in the lives of tens of millions of Americans—our fellow citizens. Turning a blind eye is not an option.”