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May 6, 2014Press Item
I strongly condemn the recent kidnapping of more than 300 teenage girls in Nigeria.  Their abduction at the hands of extremists must not be met with silence or complacence on the part of the Nigerian government or the international community.
May 6, 2014Press Item
This morning, there was a room available for some of the citizens of our country to come to Washington and their Capitol – their Capitol, with their office building, and their office and tell their story. They cut us off.
May 6, 2014Press Item
The release today of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment is an important step toward fulfilling the goals of the Climate Action Plan President Obama laid out last June.  
May 5, 2014Press Item
As Israelis mark sixty-six years of independence, I join in celebrating with them and with the millions of Jews around the world who look to the modern State of Israel as the fulfillment of a 2,000 year-old dream.
May 5, 2014Press Item
I join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of the historic Battle of Puebla and an occasion of great pride for millions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. 
May 5, 2014Press Item
This week House Republicans are bringing legislation to the Floor to extend the research and development tax credit for businesses.
May 3, 2014Press Item
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and former Congressman Jim Oberstar this morning. For 36 years, Jim served the people of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional district with honor and distinction. 
May 1, 2014Press Item
As the gentleman knows, we have an agenda, which I talked to him about briefly, we call Make It In America, which is essentially about growing manufacturing, encouraging manufacturers to return to the United States, and encouraging people when they want to go into manufacturing to do so here in America. Not only will that provide for a made in America label all over the world, but it will also provide the middle-class jobs and opportunities that we need. Part of that agenda, I will tell my friend, is to make permanent the research and development tax credit.
May 1, 2014Press Item
Once again, the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report shows that our manufacturing sector is growing at a strong pace, continuing to demonstrate resilience even in the face of uncertainty caused by gridlock in Congress.  American manufacturers want to make more of their products here and sell them around the country and across the world – and, in the process, invest in new facilities, new hiring, and innovation. 
May 1, 2014Press Item
I join in celebrating the start of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is observed throughout May.
May 1, 2014Press Item
Throughout May, we honor the contributions by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our history, economy, culture, government, and society. 
May 1, 2014Press Item
Good morning, and I want to thank the Center for Global Policy Solutions and Insight, in conjunction with the CBC, CHC, and CAPAC, for organizing this important discussion about the challenges of access to economic opportunity and the growing wealth gap for Americans of color.
April 30, 2014Press Item
I am very disappointed that Senate Republicans voted today to block consideration of a bill to give American workers the raise they deserve.
April 30, 2014Press Item
With our economy growing at a far slower pace than expected in the first quarter of the year, Congress must take stock of missed opportunities to boost growth in order to put more Americans back to work.