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March 30, 2023 Statement
"To my friends on the other side of the aisle, you can’t have it both ways – either these and the many other programs in our bill are worthy and should be funded at the necessary level to do their jobs for the American people or they are not."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"Making any cuts to the S.E.C. and other agencies like it would only leave our economy more vulnerable to turmoil like what transpired with Silicon Valley Bank."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"The American people depend on a strong FDA. And while not a perfect agency, the FDA’s programs must be fully funded to ensure the health and safety of the American people. Anything less puts lives at risk."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"And we have to fight to keep our food, our medicine, our medical devices safe for all American families. Unfortunately, despite the need to continue investing and conducting proper oversight over the FDA, House Republicans’ reported proposal to cut fiscal year 2024 discretionary spending back to the fiscal year 2022 level threatens much of the progress made in recent years to protect our food and drugs."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"I am pleased to see that your budget requests build on the historic investments made in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to improve the resilience of landscapes, reduce wildfire risks, support clean energy development on Federal lands, and restore ecosystems."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"These last few years have been tough, and the Capitol Police has faced many challenges as it has worked to ramp up security around the Capitol Complex including, training, equipping, and hiring more officers, investigating the challenges and failures leading up to January 6th, implementing recommendations, monitoring the rising number of threats against Members of Congress, and ensuring the wellbeing of its workforce."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"The United States had 18 different billion-dollar weather disasters in 2022. And last year is building on an increasing trend. A recent report found that 90 percent of the counties in the United States suffered weather disasters in the last decade, impacting 93 percent of the country’s population – more than 300 million people. It is undeniable that we are witnessing growing weather events stemming from climate change occurring in real time before our very eyes."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"It is no secret that there will be large bills to pay in FY24, and while I am concerned that the Administration continued its strategy to assume budgetary offsets that have historically not been enacted by Congress, I look forward to working with you on ensuring DHS has the resources it needs to succeed in its vital mission of securing the nation from the many threats we face."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"Our commitment to resolve some of the world’s most challenging problems cannot be accomplished alone."
March 29, 2023 Statement
"The Navy and Marine Corps work together to solve and address some of our most pressing challenges. You are at the forefront of all we do in China as it continues to spread its influence around the world, and you play a prominent role in dealing with threats you address from Russia, Iran, and North Korea."

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