Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Thank you, Chairman Culberson, Chairman Frelinghuysen, and Ranking Member Serrano for your work on this bill.
Chairwoman Granger, congratulations on bringing your first Defense Appropriations Bill before the Committee. You have taken the helm of the subcommittee in an exceptionally difficult year and I deeply appreciate your steadfast commitment to maintaining its tradition of cooperative bipartisanship, transparency, and taking a thoughtful approach to solving problems.
Thank you, Chairman Frelinghuysen, Chairwoman Granger, and Ranking Member Visclosky for your hard work on this bill.
Thank you, Chairman Yoder, Ranking Member Ryan, and Chairman Frelinghuysen for your work on this bill.
Thank you, Chairman Yoder. Let me reiterate how much I appreciate the way you’ve run our subcommittee and the way you’ve included me in the process. You’ve sought my input and really tried to make writing the Legislative Branch appropriations bill a collaborative process as much as possible.
I’d like to thank Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member Bishop, and Chairman Frelinghuysen for their work on this bill.
Thank you for yielding Mr. Chairman.
Thank you, Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Kaptur, and Chairman Frelinghuysen for your work on this bill.
Thank you Chairman Simpson and all the Members of this great subcommittee. Of the twelve appropriation bills being prepared just now, I am proud that our subcommittee bill is among the first out of the starting gate for 2018.