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October 20, 2011Press Item
“I have had the privilege of serving with Dennis Cardoza in Congress for eight years, and I have come to know him both as an effective advocate for the people of California’s 18th district and as a friend. From his studies at the University of Maryland and work running a small business to his time serving in California’s legislature, Dennis brought great experience to Congress that helped him quickly become a leader in the House on issues important to farmers and ranchers as well as on the home mortgage crisis that has hit California families hard...
October 19, 2011Press Item
“Congratulations to Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35) – this year's MVP – for gaining the most Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers as part of House Democrats' annual online competition...
September 28, 2011Press Item
If you have not done so already, I would like to invite you to engage with me online by clicking “Like” on my Facebook page, “Follow” on my Twitter page, and “Subscribe” on my YouTube page. Through these mediums, I share news and information about what’s happening on Capitol Hill, in my Congressional District, and throughout the country, and you can share your thoughts with me...
April 14, 2011Press Item
Thank you for inviting me to testify today on the important work of the Election Assistance Commission—and why we must make sure that work continues.
November 8, 2010Press Item
Over the past several days, I have talked to most of my Democratic colleagues in the House. I have received support from across the breadth of our Caucus to remain in the second ranking position of our Democratic leadership team. In order to defend and build on our Democratic accomplishments, unify our Caucus, and immediately begin the hard work of winning back the majority, I will be running for Democratic Whip.
November 5, 2010Press Item
Speaker Pelosi has announced that she will be running for Democratic Leader in the next Congress. In the days since the election, I have received an outpouring of support from Democratic colleagues who have told me that I should remain in our party’s leadership, so that our Caucus can hit the ground running with a strong, tested leadership team.
July 28, 2010Press Item
I applaud the House for passing the Fair Sentencing Act by voice vote, making our federal drug sentencing policies fairer and more rational.
July 23, 2010Press Item
For a couple of years, it was the love that dared not speak his name. In 2008, Republican candidates hardly ever mentioned the president still sitting in the White House.
July 23, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., plans to detail Friday what's expected to be his party's rallying cry in this year's congressional elections: Republicans can't be trusted, and remember the economic horrors of the Bush administration.
July 14, 2010Press Item
Hoyer has hired James Leuschen as Senior Policy Advisor, replacing Ed Lorenzen, who will be joining the Peter G. Peterson Foundation as a Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO. In addition, Hoyer also announced the promotion of Shuwanza Goff to Floor Aide.
July 13, 2010Press Item
Beginning today, all House Democratic staff will have access to regular updates on what's happening on the House Floor through the
June 28, 2010Press Item
Today we mourn the death of Senator Robert Byrd, the longest-serving Member of Congress in our nation’s history.
June 14, 2010Press Item
For these reasons, social networks are a great way for constituents to engage with their Members of Congress. That’s why I am hosting a friendly competition among my Democratic colleagues to see who can expand their reach into these networks the most.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Herb Shanks is retiring today after serving as Attendant for the House Democratic Cloakroom since 1973.
May 28, 2010Press Item
Last month I asked the Committee on House Administration, the House Office of Compliance, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to work together to strengthen protections for House employees in the event that they believe they are a victim of, or a witness to, workplace or sexual harassment or an ethics violation.
May 20, 2010Press Item
The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act will come to the House Floor for a vote next week, and there will be no votes in the House tomorrow.
May 19, 2010Press Item
A little House parliamentary history: The motion to recommit goes back at least to the British Parliament and has existed in some form since the 1st Congress.
May 19, 2010Press Item
A little House parliamentary history: The motion to recommit goes back at least to the British Parliament and has existed in some form since the 1st Congress.