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December 2, 2016Press Item
This week, I was pleased to receive the support of my colleagues and be elected by acclamation as Democratic Whip for the 115th Congress. 
December 2, 2016Press Item
I’m glad to support this defense authorization bill, which includes important provisions to strengthen our military so it will continue to be well prepared to meet the global security challenges of the twenty-first century.  
December 2, 2016Press Item
I join in congratulating Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on her election as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for the 115th Congress, and I thank Rep. Linda Sánchez for her service as the current Chair.  
December 1, 2016Press Item
The Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) continue to be among the fiercest defenders in the Congress of every American’s right to achieve the American Dream, and I look forward to working closely with its newly elected leadership slate for the next two years.  
December 1, 2016Press Item
I want to congratulate my friend, Rep. Jim Himes, on his election as the next Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with the newly elected Vice-Chairs for the 115th Congress: Reps. Suzan DelBene, Derek Kilmer, Jared Polis, and Terri Sewell.  
November 30, 2016Press Item
I join in congratulating Rep. Cedric Richmond on his election as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 115th Congress, as well as Vice Chairs Andre Carson and Karen Bass, Secretary Brenda Lawrence, and Whip Gwen Moore.  
November 30, 2016Press Item
Millions more people voted for the agenda that this leadership group represents—millions.
November 30, 2016Press Item
I am deeply honored by the trust my colleagues have placed in me to serve as Democratic Whip for the 115th Congress and I look forward to working with the full Caucus to stand up for the plurality of Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump or his agenda.  
November 29, 2016Press Item
Today, House Republicans released the legislative schedule for 2017. 
November 16, 2016Press Item
Last week’s election demonstrated the extent to which Americans are deeply frustrated by and distrustful of our government institutions, and the anxiety they feel over a changing economy that they believe has left them behind. 
October 7, 2016Press Item
The Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning demonstrates that the solid pace of our jobs recovery is continuing, with September marking six years of continual job growth. 
September 30, 2016Press Item
I’m pleased that Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives reached an agreement this week and passed legislation to avoid a government shutdown. 
September 29, 2016Press Item
Republicans in the House of Representatives have rapidly escalated their investigations of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to unprecedented levels by issuing more than 70 subpoenas and letters just since July 5, when FBI Director James Comey announced publicly that his team of career investigators unanimously concluded that no criminal charges were warranted in the FBI email investigation.
September 28, 2016Press Item
Tonight’s actions by the House will prevent a government shutdown, and I am pleased that Democrats and Republicans were able to reach an agreement to keep the government open before Friday’s deadline.  
September 27, 2016Press Item
On National Voter Registration Day, it is important to remember that the right to register and vote was not always guaranteed or respected in our country.  
September 27, 2016Press Item
As Congress prepares to adjourn at the end of the week, it’s clear that the Republican-led 114th Congress has become yet another closed, unproductive, do-nothing Congress.
September 23, 2016Press Item
Governor Rick Scott’s op-ed in USA Today this morning is deeply misleading.  
September 23, 2016Press Item
With just seven days until the end of the fiscal year, it is imperative that Congress pass a bill to prevent a government shutdown. 
September 22, 2016Press Item
The Resume Bank has been incredibly successful since it was first launched four years ago, and we hope it will continue to improve House Democrats’ hiring process and further strengthen our staff diversity.
September 22, 2016Press Item
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jacqueline Ellis yesterday. 
September 21, 2016Press Item
In 2007, the pharmaceutical company Mylan acquired the patent for the EpiPen. Since then, they have dramatically increased the price of this emergency epinephrine injector.
September 21, 2016Press Item
Today’s meeting of the Select Panel to consider recommending contempt of Congress charges against StemExpress is nothing more than the continuation of a months-long witch-hunt that is putting the lives of doctors, researchers, first responders, and patients at risk.  
September 16, 2016Press Item
This week, I released a report that demonstrates how the American economy has performed consistently better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones. 
September 15, 2016Press Item
I'm proud to add my name as a cosponsor to H.R. 5996, the bipartisan Halt Arms and Promote Peace in South Sudan Act, which was introduced Monday.  
September 14, 2016Press Item
This afternoon, I met with Mayor Weaver and representatives from Flint, Michigan, who are Washington today to urge Congress to act in response to the poisoning of the city’s water supply with lead.