Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Rosa DeLauro (CT), Ranking Member
Barbara Lee (CA)
Department of Education
Department of Health and Human Services (Except Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Food and Drug Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; and National Institute of Environmental Sciences (formerly EPA/Superfund))
Department of Labor
Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Corporation for National and Community Service
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
National Council on Disability
National Education Goals Panel
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Railroad Retirement Board
Social Security Administration
I’d like to thank Chairman Cole, Chairman Rogers, and Ranking Member DeLauro for holding this markup and for including some of my priorities in the proposed FY17 bill.
Increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health, Head Start, and IDEA State grants would significantly improve the health and wellbeing of millions of vulnerable people in our country.
Mister Chairman, I am glad that we are here today—this bill has not made it before the subcommittee nearly enough in recent years, and I appreciate Chairman Cole’s efforts to bring the Labor-HHS bill to markup both years of his Chairmanship. I look forward to going to full committee markup next week—the committee must debate these issues in public.
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.
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 for holding this important hearing this morning on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2017 budget request.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing on a set of programs that tap into one of our best attributes as a nation. National service is a core American value. It makes this country exceptional. Service provides an unparalleled richness for those that participate, and gives citizens the greatest potential to change the face of the communities they serve.
I’d like to thank the Chairman and Ranking Member for holding this hearing. To our distinguished FBI Director Comey, who has served this country through multiple Presidents and parties, I welcome you and thank you for your service.
Thank you, Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro, for holding this hearing. Secretary Burwell, on what may be your last occasion to testify before the House Appropriations Committee, I thank you for your service, first as Director of OMB and now as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Madam Secretary, welcome back to the Labor-HHS subcommittee. It has been exactly one year to the day since your last appearance here. I want to express my gratitude for the work you and your Department do.
First let me start by thanking Chairman Cole. Together, we were able to make many great investments in the Labor Health and Human Services bill last year.
The 2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill is an affront to women, families, and all hard-working Americans. It would walk back federal efforts to improve schools and help teachers; undermine public health; and place Americans’ financial security at risk.