Ranking Member Espaillat Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Member Day and Public Witness Hearing
Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's fiscal year 2024 Member Day and public witness hearing:
Thank you, Chairman Amodei.
Welcome, Mr. Kilmer and congratulations on all the work accomplished by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress over the last 4 years.
That committee has passed over 200 recommendations to improve the way Congress works and this subcommittee has been supportive by providing the necessary resources. In fiscal year 2023, we provided $10 million for modernization.
I think what we’ve heard here so far from most of the witnesses is that we need to really modernize. We are falling behind rapidly, and that’s not good for cybersecurity, that’s not good for the way we conduct our business, that’s not good for the future of our nation. So, thank you Mr. Kilmer for your commitment.