Ranking Member Betty McCollum Statement at the Department of the Army Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing
"The Army is not a regional force – it is a global force. The Army must meet the different demands of each of the combatant commanders and adjust to the many different environmental situations. And the Army has accomplished this over the years with strong ties to NATO nations, South Korea, Japan, and many other new partners in Asia under Operation Pathways."
Ranking Member Bishop Statement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing
"The CFTC is a steward of both American markets and American taxpayers' dollars. With one of the smaller budgets among independent agencies, the CFTC is responsible for regulating a massive financial market. In June 2022, the Bank for International Settlements estimated that global derivatives markets had a $632 trillion notional value—that is trillion with a 'T'—while the CFTC received a total of $365 million in FY23 appropriations. The CFTC is also the only U.S. financial regulator that does not impose user fees on market participants, which further demonstrates the huge return that the American people get on their investment in the agency."
Ranking Member Espaillat Statement at the Architect of the Capitol Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing
"The AOC has requested $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2024. This request includes key security upgrades and addresses critical infrastructure needs across the Capitol Complex. Investing in AOC projects keeps the Capitol Complex safe for Members of Congress, staff, and its daily visitors from around the globe."
Ranking Member Espaillat Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 House of Representatives Budget Request Hearing
"Investments in the U.S. House of Representatives are critical to the growth and progress of our democracy. This funding strengthens our government and its capacity to serve the American people."
March 28, 2023 Statement
"The Energy and Water bill has impacts throughout the country in every Member's district, which is why it is so important that we have this opportunity for Members to provide input into the process."
Ranking Member Henry Cuellar Statement at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing
"CISA plays a vital role in partnering with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and critical infrastructure owners and operators to protect against emerging and evolving threats."
Ranking Member Mike Quigley Statement at the Inspectors General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Transportation Oversight Hearing
"Examining the management challenges facing the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development helps this subcommittee make informed decisions about how we invest resources. Whether it is aging IT infrastructure, a shrinking workforce, or private sector development outpacing Federal regulation, DOT and HUD require effective oversight and fine-tuning."
Ranking Member Betty McCollum Statement at the United States Air Force and Space Force Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request Hearing
"To maintain our technological superiority in the air and space domain, it is as important as ever to educate and train the next generation of mathematicians, physicists, aeronautical engineers, and of course, computer scientists. Falling behind is not an option in any of these fields because we are one nation that is supported by the entire budget, not a fraction of its parts."
Ranking Member DeLauro Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Health and Human Services Hearing
"People depend on these programs, which is why I must mention how deeply concerned I am over some extreme House Republican calls for massive spending cuts and even more extreme calls by Republican officials to eliminate so many of the programs that keep families healthy, safe, and prosperous. These cuts would be devastating to children, families, seniors, and veterans. We should be doing everything we can to increase access to these programs, not cutting off vital services to the people who need them."
Ranking Member Pingree Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior Hearing
"Your budget continues to build upon this administration’s commitment to addressing the climate crisis by requesting significant increases to advance science and enhance conservation efforts. It ensures that we are upholding our treaty and trust obligations, and it comprehensively expands the federal government’s response to wildland fire."