Statements

May 10, 2022 Statements

Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 7691, a bill that would provide additional assistance to Ukraine and other partners in the region.

Ten weeks ago, we witnessed Russia begin its attack on the sovereign nation of Ukraine.

Apr 27, 2022 Statements

Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. Welcome, Secretary Mayorkas. I sincerely thank you for joining us today.

Continuing the dialogue that we had on a bipartisan basis before the Easter break will be important in the weeks to come.

Apr 26, 2022 Statements

I want to thank the chairwoman for holding this important hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s fiscal year 2023 budget. 

Thank you also, Secretary Mayorkas for joining us. We look forward to your testimony today.

Mar 9, 2022 Statements

Mister Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2471, a bill that will provide funding for the Federal Government through the end of this fiscal year.

While it has taken us far too long to get here, I am glad we were able to produce a bill that includes many funding priorities that I support.

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. 

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