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July 22, 2014Press Item
I am disappointed that the House failed to pass Rep. Eric Swalwell’s bill to secure critical minerals used in the production of energy efficient products, renewable energy systems, electronics, and other technologies. 
July 22, 2014Press Item
I congratulate Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois for his hard work bringing the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act to the Floor today, and I was pleased to vote for its passage.
July 22, 2014Press Item
I disagree with today’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the federal government cannot provide subsidies to qualifying enrollees in the federally run health insurance marketplace.
July 22, 2014Press Item
Thank you, members of the Commission, for this opportunity to make a statement.  I want to thank the Commission for conducting this critical hearing as well as to extend my gratitude to the three witnesses, each of whom serves a critical function in advancing the OSCE’s mission of protecting freedom and democracy. 
July 22, 2014Press Item
I was pleased to be at the White House today as President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
July 22, 2014Press Item
With less than two weeks until the August district work period, House Republicans continue to ignore critical legislative priorities and are focusing their attention on a partisan and political lawsuit that will waste time and taxpayers’ dollars.
July 21, 2014Press Item
"I'm pleased to announce this year's Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 213,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube," stated Whip Hoyer...
July 21, 2014Press Item
Last month, President Obama announced that he would be using his executive authority to prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers in both hiring and employment, and today he has fulfilled that promise. 
July 18, 2014Press Item
The loss of so many innocent lives onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is both a tragedy and an outrage. 
July 20, 2014Press Item
Forty-five years ago, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, and Michael Collins achieved President Kennedy’s dream of a successful mission to land astronauts on the moon.
July 18, 2014Press Item
“We are writing to apprise you of a meeting we recently hosted with diplomats from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Sudan on the crisis in South Sudan,” the letter stated. 
July 18, 2014Press Item
On Wednesday, House Democrats revealed our new economic agenda geared at jumpstarting the middle class and ensuring that everyone can Make It In America.
July 17, 2014Press Item
Today, the Senate passed a reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 93-4, and it is now the House’s turn to act.
July 17, 2014Press Item
Hamas has now rejected a cease fire and used innocent Palestinians as human shields for their rocket launchers, and yesterday they brazenly launched a raid against an Israeli border town using an underground tunnel.  
July 17, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I rise in solidarity with our good ally and friend Israel as it defends its people from Hamas' deadly rockets.
July 16, 2014Press Item
President Obama’s decision to enforce new sanctions against some of Russia’s largest banks, energy companies, and defense contractors ought to be a clear sign to President Vladimir Putin that the United States and our European allies will not stand idly by as Ukraine’s sovereignty is threatened.
July 16, 2014Press Item
I am very disappointed that Senate Republicans voted to block legislation to ensure that women can make their own health care decisions without interference from their employers.