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June 26, 2017Press Item
I am disappointed that the Supreme Court will allow some parts of the President’s dangerous Muslim ban to be enforced while the justices hear arguments against it.  
June 23, 2017Press Item
Today, as we mark the forty-fifth anniversary of Title IX, we look back on the enormous strides made to achieve equity in education for women and girls.
June 21, 2017Press Item
I want to thank Majority Leader McCarthy for working with me and a bipartisan group of Members to introduce a resolution reaffirming America’s commitment to Article 5’s collective defense provision of the North Atlantic Treaty.
June 20, 2017Press Item
On World Refugee Day, we keep in our thoughts and prayers the millions who have been displaced by war, violence, poverty, or natural disasters, including the many Syrians who have had to flee civil war in their country. 
June 19, 2017Press Item
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Otto Warmbier today, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, who have had to endure a painful ordeal these past seventeen months.
June 19, 2017Press Item
I join today in observing Juneteenth, when Americans commemorate the end of the brutal and inhuman system of slavery in this country. 
June 19, 2017Press Item
Today, the people of London experienced another terror attack, this time targeting innocent Muslim worshippers as they left Ramadan prayers.
June 16, 2017Press Item
This week, the House of Representatives came together in unity and bipartisanship following an attack at Wednesday’s practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game.
June 15, 2017Press Item
It is appalling that the Commerce Department is changing the language of its equal opportunity policy statement to exclude LGBT Americans. 
June 15, 2017Press Item
Five years ago today, President Obama took action to protect DREAMers, using his executive authority to launch the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 
June 12, 2017Press Item
Once again, an American court has determined what we already know: that President Trump’s attempt to ban Muslims from entering this country is not only immoral but unconstitutional.
June 12, 2017Press Item
The voters who participated in Puerto Rico's status referendum expressed an unambiguous desire to continue seeking a future in common with the United States as an equal member of our union.  
June 9, 2017Press Item
Puerto Ricans will have an opportunity this weekend to choose the future status of their island. 
June 6, 2017Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this resolution, which I’m proud to have introduced along with the Majority Leader, Ranking Member Engel, and Chairman Royce.
June 4, 2017Press Item
The British people have now endured multiple terror attacks in a short period, but they continue to face adversity with strength, with perseverance, and with unity.
June 1, 2017Press Item
I join in marking the start of Immigrant Heritage Month, in which we celebrate the immigrant foundations of our country. 
June 1, 2017Press Item
I am proud to join in celebrating LGBT Pride Month this June as we honor the contributions and the courage of LGBT Americans and recommit ourselves to ensuring that all Americans are treated with dignity and respect.
May 30, 2017Press Item
I am deeply alarmed by today's report regarding the Trump Administration's efforts to eliminate or undermine offices and programs that protect civil rights.
May 26, 2017Press Item
As Muslims in America and around the world begin the observance of Ramadan today, I join in wishing all who participate a 'Ramadan Mubarak.' 
May 26, 2017Press Item
This week, President Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2018. His proposal makes draconian cuts to programs that help working Americans get ahead in order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. 
May 24, 2017Press Item
We are introducing this bipartisan resolution today to make it clear that last week’s unprovoked attack on peaceful protesters by Turkish security forces on American soil must not go unanswered and that those responsible must face justice.
May 21, 2017Press Item
The $110 billion arms transfer to Saudi Arabia announced by the White House - possibly as much as $350 billion overall - raises questions that need to be answered.
May 18, 2017Press Item
I was appalled at visiting Turkish security personnel’s use of violence against peaceful protesters here in Washington earlier this week. 
May 17, 2017Press Item
I thank my friend, the gentleman from New York, the Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee. I thank Mr. Kinzinger for his leadership and as well his statement. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bipartisan legislation which will impose tough sanctions on entities aiding the Assad regime in Syria.