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July 22, 2014Press Item
With less than two weeks until the August district work period, House Republicans continue to ignore critical legislative priorities and are focusing their attention on a partisan and political lawsuit that will waste time and taxpayers’ dollars.
July 21, 2014Press Item
"I'm pleased to announce this year's Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 213,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube," stated Whip Hoyer...
July 21, 2014Press Item
Last month, President Obama announced that he would be using his executive authority to prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers in both hiring and employment, and today he has fulfilled that promise. 
July 18, 2014Press Item
The loss of so many innocent lives onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is both a tragedy and an outrage. 
July 20, 2014Press Item
Forty-five years ago, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, and Michael Collins achieved President Kennedy’s dream of a successful mission to land astronauts on the moon.
July 18, 2014Press Item
“We are writing to apprise you of a meeting we recently hosted with diplomats from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Sudan on the crisis in South Sudan,” the letter stated. 
July 18, 2014Press Item
On Wednesday, House Democrats revealed our new economic agenda geared at jumpstarting the middle class and ensuring that everyone can Make It In America.
July 17, 2014Press Item
Today, the Senate passed a reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 93-4, and it is now the House’s turn to act.
July 17, 2014Press Item
Hamas has now rejected a cease fire and used innocent Palestinians as human shields for their rocket launchers, and yesterday they brazenly launched a raid against an Israeli border town using an underground tunnel.  
July 17, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I rise in solidarity with our good ally and friend Israel as it defends its people from Hamas' deadly rockets.
July 16, 2014Press Item
President Obama’s decision to enforce new sanctions against some of Russia’s largest banks, energy companies, and defense contractors ought to be a clear sign to President Vladimir Putin that the United States and our European allies will not stand idly by as Ukraine’s sovereignty is threatened.
July 16, 2014Press Item
I am very disappointed that Senate Republicans voted to block legislation to ensure that women can make their own health care decisions without interference from their employers. 
July 16, 2014Press Item
I am pleased to be here. I’m a Baptist, and from time to time, the preacher will say, ‘I want a witness!’ And what the preacher means is he wants someone to get up and say ‘amen, what you say is what we need to be saying.’
July 15, 2014Press Item
Fifty years ago, President Johnson said this on the War on Poverty. He so boldly declared – now, I am old enough that I heard him say this, and I was excited about it: ‘It will not be a short or easy struggle.
July 15, 2014Press Item
I rise to speak on this bill but not to offer an amendment. I don't offer an amendment because to offer an amendment I would have to identify an offset within the body of this bill. This bill is deeply and harmfully underfunded.