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May 17, 2017Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill. It will not be a controversial bill. It will not make the front page of the paper tomorrow. People will not be seized of this bill passing. But this bill may well have a very great consequence to it and to the efficiency and effectiveness of our federal government.
May 2, 2017Press Item
The bill House Republicans just passed would end overtime pay as American workers know it.
April 28, 2017Press Item
As President Donald Trump focuses on tomorrow’s 100 day benchmark, here’s a quick look at how he little he has achieved in his first 100 days in office.
April 12, 2017Press Item
April 12th marks 100 days of the GOP-controlled 115th Congress. Republicans are the governing party, with majorities in both the House and Senate and control of the White House. Yet their deep division and dysfunction has resulted in chaos, incompetence, and the inability to govern.
March 28, 2017Press Item
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.
March 16, 2017Press Item
I rise in opposition to this bill and adopt many of the premises that my friend, Mr. Walz, adopted.
February 27, 2017Press Item
I am pleased to welcome Miss Ojewumi as my guest for tomorrow evening’s joint address to Congress
February 13, 2017Press Item
Thank you [Rep.] Carolyn Maloney for your continued leadership. I am so pleased to be here with Carolyn Maloney from the state of New York, who has been a champion.
January 30, 2017Press Item
Today’s assertion by the White House press secretary that career foreign service officers who disagree with the new administration ought to ‘get with the program or they can go,’ is a deeply disturbing statement that runs counter to our more than century-old tradition of a nonpartisan foreign service. 
January 24, 2017Press Item
Yesterday, President Trump issued an Executive Order. He imposed a hiring freeze on the federal workforce. 
January 23, 2017Press Item
If President Trump had any experience with leadership in public service, he would know that our federal government cannot serve the American people without its talented, driven federal employees.  
April 22, 2016Press Item
This week, the House took up several partisan bills that would target the IRS and make it harder for civil servants to do their jobs. 
February 9, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. 
January 8, 2016Press Item
As we begin the new year and the Second Session of the 114th Congress, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan has an opportunity to turn the page on the bitter partisanship of the past few years and show that he is willing to work across the aisle to get things done for the American people.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that “House Speaker Paul Ryan starting this month will push to turn the chamber into a platform for ambitious Republican policy ideas.”  But evidence points to the contrary, with the first items on the House’s agenda for 2016 being the sixty-second vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the eleventh vote to attack women’s health, and several bills that would undermine consumer safety, workplace safety, and environmental protections.  House Republican leaders know these bills will never become law, yet they continue to pander to the far right with political messaging bills instead of bringing substantive, bipartisan legislation to the Floor. It is also unfortunate that Speaker Ryan has already taken issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and an expansion of paid family and medical leave off of the table. 
December 21, 2015Press Item
Throughout my years in Congress, I have worked with few people as capable, personable, or hardworking as Beth Moten. 
April 15, 2015Press Item
The [Oversight and Government Reform Committee] Ranking Member [Elijah Cummings] said this was a bill to solve a nonexistent problem.
March 4, 2015Press Item
For sixteen years, Colleen Kelley has provided NTEU with principled and skilled leadership, and I join in thanking her for her service to federal employees and to our country. 
February 10, 2015Press Item
Too many workers are being left out in the cold, and we need to make sure we come in from the cold.
June 5, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Sylvia Mathews Burwell on her confirmation today as our next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
May 23, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Secretary Shaun Donovan on his nomination to serve as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
May 21, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this. I urge my Members to vote against it. I don't know if they will, but I urge them to do so. All of us in this body need to be for accountability. None of us in this body, however, ought to be for turning a civil service system into a patronage system.
April 9, 2014Press Item
“I’m pleased the Committee on Natural Resources passed this bipartisan legislation by unanimous consent today, bringing us one step closer to allowing construction of the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum to proceed.