Statement : Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

November 14, 2023 Statement
Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08), Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks to the House Rules Committee in opposition to the fiscal year 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies funding bill.
July 14, 2023 Statement
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's markup of the fiscal year 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies funding bill.
July 14, 2023 Statement
Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08), Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's markup of the fiscal year 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies funding bill.
April 27, 2023 Statement
"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."
April 27, 2023 Statement
"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
"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?"
April 19, 2023 Statement
"NASA continues to be respected throughout the world as a leader in advancing our knowledge of the Earth, the solar system, and the wider universe, as well as in advancing human space exploration, developing new technologies with wide applications, and helping to establish more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly aviation. It is my hope that NASA will continue to inspire young Americans to pursue STEM-related careers."
April 19, 2023 Statement
"Our country has long been a global leader in science, but the National Science Board’s 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators report showed that we have been losing ground to our biggest competitors. We have been overdue for a revival of Federal investment in the research, development, and education that bolsters our American national security, keeps us at the cutting edge of innovation, and cultivates the workforce needed to power the 21st century economy for this country. As Ranking Member of this subcommittee, I will continue to strongly support NSF’s role in the future, as envisioned by CHIPS and Science."
April 18, 2023 Statement
"The cuts would endanger our national security by reducing our efforts to enforce export controls, including those that keep goods and sensitive defense technologies away from our adversaries. They would weaken our economic competitiveness by reducing our capacity to promote trade and investment. If implemented, programs that create stronger communities and better paying jobs across the nation would be dramatically reduced. And initiatives to prepare for disasters and to adapt to our changing climate would be drastically cut."
April 18, 2023 Statement
"I am greatly concerned that proposals by many in Congress, and there are voices out there talking about as much as 22 percent decreases for departments across the board. Those calls for slashes in funding in discretionary spending will greatly damage these efforts."

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