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April 23, 2015Press Item
I was saddened to learn of the tragic deaths of Dr. Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto while they were being held as hostages by al Qaeda.
April 23, 2015Press Item
I am pleased that the Senate has finally confirmed Loretta Lynch to serve as our country’s next Attorney General.
April 23, 2015Press Item
I am pleased that the House has taken bipartisan action to address the issue of enhancing cybersecurity.  
April 22, 2015Press Item
Leader Pelosi mentioned 165 days. Let me give you a starker figure. No Attorney General of the last [seven] have waited more than ten days to be confirmed after they were reported out of Committee. Loretta Lynch has now waited 55 days – more than all the rest of the Attorneys General since [Attorney General] Thornburgh under [President] Reagan was appointed. 
April 22, 2015Press Item
This week, Republicans are negotiating an unworkable budget agreement that disinvests in our nation's long-term economic growth and makes it harder for working Americans to get ahead. 
April 22, 2015Press Item
Forty-five years ago, Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day as an opportunity to recommit ourselves to environmental responsibility and stewardship. 
April 16, 2015Press Item
The President’s signing of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act today represents a bipartisan victory for seniors, children, and doctors. 
April 16, 2015Press Item
I am disappointed that House Republicans brought a bill to the Floor today that would add $269 billion to the deficit over the next decade in order to provide an average tax break of $4 million to just 5,400 of the wealthiest families in America each year.
April 16, 2015Press Item
Today, we pause and reflect on the tragedy and inhumanity of the Holocaust and remember the Nazis’ 11 million innocent victims – including 6 million Jews and their vibrant communities that had enriched Europe for centuries.