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January 6, 2016Press Item
Mr. Speaker, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, and I quote: ‘House Speaker Paul Ryan starting this month will push to turn the chamber into a platform for ambitious Republican policy ideas.’  My friend Mr. Upton talked about policy ideas, but, Mr. Van Hollen correctly observed, they're not on this Floor.  You haven't brought them to this Floor.  All you've brought is a negative.  Bring a positive. That, presumably, is what your Speaker ought to be talking about.
January 6, 2016Press Item
"Today's apparent nuclear test by North Korea reminds the world precisely why the United States and its international partners must take a firm line against any attempts by radical regimes to pursue nuclear weapons. ...
January 5, 2016Press Item
I've had the pleasure of serving alongside Steve Israel for fifteen years, and I've come to know him as a good colleague and a friend.
January 5, 2016Press Item
I was proud to join an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court today by 162 Members of the House and Senate urging the justices to continue safeguarding women’s constitutional right to reproductive health care options, as enshrined by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
January 5, 2016Press Item
As we begin the second session of the 114th Congress, there are a number of critical issues the American people expect to see Congress address.
January 5, 2016Press Item
“Today, recognizing that the federal government cannot do nothing while thousands of Americans – including many children – are killed by gun violence each year, President Obama used his legal authority to take bold executive actions that will help keep dangerous firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them while supporting research into mental health and safer gun technologies.  
January 2, 2016Press Item
I am disappointed that the Administration has delayed punitive action in response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests.  
December 28, 2015Press Item
ICYMI: Wanted to be sure you saw this article in The Hill on Whip Hoyer’s recent bipartisan successes, including the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, inclusion of the Full-Service Community Schools program in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and passage of the visa waiver improvement bill. 
December 22, 2015Press Item
Five years ago, President Obama signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act into law, beginning a process that would eventually lead to the full integration of Americans in our Armed Forces without regard for their sexual orientation.
December 21, 2015Press Item
Throughout my years in Congress, I have worked with few people as capable, personable, or hardworking as Beth Moten. 
December 18, 2015Press Item
The omnibus bill was a win for the American people. 
December 17, 2015Press Item
I thank [Appropriations Committee Ranking Member] Lowey and Chairman Rogers for their leadership on this bill.