Capito, Moran, Collins

The minibus appropriations bill (H.R. 6157)

Senator Capito: (11:24 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the minibus appropriations bill.
    • "Re-fund sounds a little confusing and we've increased the maximum amount for Pell grants. This is a few highlights of this piece of legislation with a few critical resources that I think will make a big difference. So I know this bill will benefit my state of West Virginia because it recognizes the needs and opportunities facing our state and nation and it provides the resources we need to seize those opportunities, and it represents the first time in a long time we've worked together, we've worked across the aisle, we've been able to have our say as members, every single one of us, into where and how we want to see both defense and labor- H.H.S., these enormously impactful agencies and how they impact our lives."


Senator Moran: (11:34 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the minibus appropriations bill.
    • "The care and compassion that comes from one's heart, to see that people's lives are improved and families are changed as a result of the work. I also appreciate the opportunity to work on issues in which the mind kicks in, in which we can save significant dollars in our health care delivery system by finding the cure to Alzheimer's, delaying the onset of this horrific disease. It is estimated that by 2050, this number, this $259 billion to our health care system costs could rise as high as16 million people with Alzheimer's, from 5 million to 16 million, and carry the cost from that $259 billion to over $1 trillion. In fact, an individual develops Alzheimer's almost every single minute in our country."


Senator Collins: (11:42 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the minibus appropriations bill.
    • "But, I am delighted to be here today to shine a spotlight on the additional funding for Alzheimer's disease. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, it has been such a pleasure to work with my colleagues, including Senator Moran, Senator Capito, and our leader, Chairman Blunt, on this shared priority year after year. And I particularly want to recognize the extraordinary leadership of chairman blunt in making sure that adequate funding is provided for this devastating disease. Mr. President, Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in this nation, and it is increasing at unprecedented rates."