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Jul 29, 2021 Statements

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this bill to provide funding for the heroes in our National Guard and Capitol Police, as well as the brave people of Afghanistan who supported our troops overseas.

While I am disappointed that it has taken this long to reach an agreement, the bill before us today is a strong package that deserves our support.

This bill:

Jul 28, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Madam Speaker.

I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 4346, the fiscal year 2022 Legislative Branch appropriations bill. 

I wish I could support this important piece of legislation, but unfortunately, it has too many flaws, and it does not reflect the type of bipartisan agreement that we must have to complete the appropriations process this year. 

Jul 28, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 4373, the fiscal year 2022 State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill. 

Jul 27, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Madam Speaker.

I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 4502, a package of seven fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills that will be considered by the House this week. 

I wish the circumstances were different and I could support this important piece of legislation that funds critical programs.  

Jul 26, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole, for allowing me to testify on H.R. 4502, a package of seven fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills.

I wish the circumstances were different and I were here speaking in favor of this important piece of legislation.  

Jul 16, 2021 Statements

Madam Chair, thank you for yielding.

The revised spending allocations presented today contain only technical corrections to the initial allocations, which were adopted on a party-line vote two weeks ago. 

Because there are no substantive changes from the initial allocations, I must once again oppose them. 

Jul 16, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Madam Chair, for yielding.

First, I want to thank Chairman Price and Ranking Member Diaz-Balart for their work on this Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill. 

This bill supports key transportation infrastructure and safety programs, including highways, rail, and ports.

Jul 16, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Madam Chair, for yielding.

First, I want to recognize Chairwoman Kaptur and Ranking Member Simpson for their work on putting this Energy and Water Development bill together. 

As a result of their work, this bill addresses the priorities of Members on both sides of the aisle and does many good things for the American people.

Jul 15, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Madam Chair, for yielding.

Chairman Cartwright and Ranking Member Aderholt, thank you for your work on this Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill. 

I know both of you have worked together to address priorities of Members on both sides of the aisle.

Jul 15, 2021 Statements

Thank you, Madam Chair, for yielding.

First, I want to thank the chair and ranking member for their work on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill.

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