Thank you Mr. Chairman. I want to welcome Dr. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, as well as Dr. Lowy, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Hodes, and Dr. Volkow – thank you all for being here this morning to discuss the 2017 budget request for NIH.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you, Secretary Perez, for joining us this morning, and for your leadership on behalf of American workers and their families.
Administrator Smith, I welcome you, again, to the helm of USAID, and I am pleased to have you here today. USAID continues to play an indispensable role in spearheading global development efforts, and I’m sure we’ll see even greater achievements under your leadership.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the House Republican majority’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution:
“Good morning, Director Saldaña, and welcome to this morning’s hearing.
Secretary Lew, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you here today, and I thank you for your service to our country.
“Director Clancy, welcome to this morning’s hearing.
“I know the past few years have been challenging for the Secret Service, but I am very hopeful that you have now turned a corner on putting the agency back on the right track.
Thank you Mr. Chairman. I would like to join you in welcoming Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner Pai back before the subcommittee. This is the 3rd year we have had this dynamic duo before our subcommittee, and I’m sure we will continue to have a stimulating discussion on the many issues facing the Federal Communications Commission.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you for holding this important hearing this morning on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2017 budget request.
Thank you Mr. Chairman. I would like to join you in welcoming the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro.