Ranking Member McCollum Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Defense Hearing
"If we fail to continue investing in the American people, then not only will we fail the next generation of Americans, but we will also be unable to capitalize on investments in our defense budget that require a strong American workforce. If we want to support our shipyards, our aerospace industry, and our microelectronic industrial base, then we have got to make sure we are investing in the inputs that support those industrial efforts – our people."
Ranking Member DeLauro Statement at Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Public Witness Hearing
"We created and we sustained better-paying American jobs by strengthening job training, apprenticeship programs, and worker protection. We increased funding for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for the first time since 2010. We invested in high-poverty schools, students with disabilities, and post-secondary education. We supported middle class and working families with increased funding for child care, Head Start, and preschool grants. We strengthened lifesaving biomedical research with increased funding for the National Institutes of Health. We bolstered America’s public health infrastructure through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our state and local governments. And we tackled our nation’s most urgent health crises, including opioid misuse, mental health, and maternal mortality."
Ranking Member Bishop Statement at Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Member Day Hearing
"As I have often noted, these agencies conduct vital work that touches the life of every American. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the appropriations process and the programs and issues that affect your district and your constituents. Your input is invaluable as we draft the Fiscal Year 2024 bill."
Ranking Member Pingree Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the United States Forest Service Hearing
"I am very supportive of the administration’s commitment to supporting wildland firefighters and their families through better compensation, safe housing, and by providing the health and well-being assistance."
Ranking Member Cartwright Statement at Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Hearing
"The Inspector General occupies a unique position, with responsibility to oversee the operation and performance of the Department of Justice, and promote the Department’s integrity, efficiency, and accountability."
Ranking Member Espaillat Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 Government Accountability Office Budget Request Hearing
"As Ranking Member, I am committed to ensuring that GAO has the resources it needs to build on this excellent record, to provide timely expert assistance to Congress, and to meet the challenges of its vast oversight mission."
March 9, 2023 Statement
"By supporting USAGM, we are strengthening one of our most important resources in the fight against misinformation and for democracy globally. Access to information is a human right. The U.S. Agency for Global Media protects this right for millions around the world and is a rightful cornerstone of U.S. engagement abroad."
Ranking Member Bishop Statement at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General Oversight Hearing
"I cannot overstate how important this work is to America. Our rural communities and agriculture industry affect the lives of every single American almost every single day. USDA federal programs help ensure that we produce the best, most abundant, and most affordable food for our families as well as materials vital to a wide range of American industries – from construction to medicine."
Ranking Member Espaillat Statement at the Fiscal Year 2024 United States Government Publishing Office Budget Request Hearing
"GPO’s fundamental function is to make information about the operations of government—particularly the Congress— readily available to the public. That’s a crucial function in a democracy."
March 9, 2023 Statement
"I look forward to learning about the needs and challenges facing Indian Country and about your priorities for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service."