Ranking Member Cartwright Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Hearing
"These proposed cuts would translate to the equivalent of losing 11,000 positions, or a third of its workforce, greatly damaging the FBI’s ability to protect our American people and keep our communities safe."
Ranking Member Cartwright Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Drug Enforcement Administration Hearing
"Our continued investment in the DEA sends a clear signal to our adversaries on the global stage that we will not allow this attack on our people, on our communities to continue without consequence, and that those responsible will be held accountable by our justice system."
April 26, 2023 Statement
"Preventing default is an obligation that Congress has. My Republican colleagues are holding our economy hostage, linking it to the annual process of funding the critical programs that serve American families and veterans. The price of averting a catastrophic default is drastic cuts to these programs now and severe caps for the next 10 years."
Ranking Member Cartwright Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Department of Justice Grantmaking Components Budget Request Hearing
"When thinking of the progress made over these last few years, it concerns me that there are powerful and loud forces in the House majority are poised to drastically cut discretionary spending. That is something that would greatly harm the critical efforts funded by these programs that you all are involved with. Are we really interested in rolling back efforts that make our communities safer and protect the public from crime? To protect the public from evolving threats? Which public safety efforts should be scaled back--preventing gun violence, helping our veterans, supporting victims of crime, fighting the scourge of opioids in our communities? Which of these efforts can we signal to America that we no longer find them important for us to invest in?"
Ranking Member Mike Quigley Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing for the Federal Aviation Administration
This Subcommittee has increased funding for the FAA over the past several years, and in a year where we hope to see a FAA reauthorization passed through Congress, it is critical we continue to provide critical investments. It is our duty to continue to help the FAA modernize its air traffic control system, improve efficiency, transition legacy equipment into modern platforms, and develop a highly skilled workforce.
Ranking Member DeLauro Statement at Provider Relief Fund and Healthcare Workforce Shortages Oversight Hearing
Given the need to address these and other enduring shortages made much worse by the pandemic, this Committee made significant investments through the 2022 and 2023 appropriations bills to strengthen HRSA’s health workforce programs. This included a nearly $100 million increase in the 2023 package passed and enacted in December. We increased funding for nursing and midwife programs, mental and behavioral health workforce education and training, and Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education programs to train resident doctors. But more must be done.
Ranking Member DeLauro Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Transportation Hearing
These cuts would be devastating. The safety of our communities and our transportation infrastructure depends on strong investments which, in a bipartisan way, we have been able to do in the last two years—in 2022 and 2023. They should continue to move in that direction.
Ranking Member Mike Quigley Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing for the Department of Transportation
What the annual spending bill can do is provide the steady investment our nation needs to move beyond a state of good repair for our transit networks and ensure these networks are as safe, resilient, and as efficient as possible. In essence, it gets us closer to closing the funding gap, leverages other public and private resources, and helps put shovels in the ground.
Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for Air Force and Space Force Military Construction and Family Housing Hearing
"Military Construction is so much more than just building bases. It’s providing modern, efficient facilities that can weather increasingly destructive natural disasters. It’s reducing our carbon footprint through energy resilience. It’s building child development centers so servicemembers don’t have to worry about the safety and security of their children. It’s remediating contaminants left behind by our Services, such as PFAS. It’s providing quality housing for our servicemembers and their families.We must continue the targeted investments we have made over the past several years in these areas to support our Airmen, Guardians, and their families the best way we can on this committee."
Ranking Member Cuellar Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Hearing
"Commissioner Miller – you and I have discussed the several issues that CBP has been called upon to address. From managing an increasingly complex humanitarian challenge at our border; to countering the flow of illicit drugs through our ports of entry; to combatting forced labor – CBP has never been asked to do more. As appropriators, we must ensure that you have what you need to accomplish these missions."