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December 16, 2015Press Item
I understand people want to protect themselves and their homes, but what we have here is a reasonable restraint to protect our people.
December 15, 2015Press Item
Mr. Speaker, within the next few days, the House could take up a tax package that extends a number of tax breaks permanently.
December 15, 2015Press Item
As 2015 comes to a close, take a by-the-numbers look at another year in the Republican-led Do-Nothing-Congress:
December 10, 2015Press Item
I was proud to be on hand today as President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, which includes a provision I authored to encourage the wider adoption of the full-service community schools model. 
December 10, 2015Press Item
Reports of Iran’s continued testing of missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads are disturbing and ought to be taken very seriously by the United States and our international partners.
December 10, 2015Press Item
This year marked another year of work to raise awareness among Members and the public of the ongoing crisis of poverty in our nation.
December 9, 2015Press Item
I thank the gentlelady from California for yielding. No one in this House more than Congresswoman Barbara Lee has been focused on how we lift those in poverty out of poverty, into the middle class. 
December 9, 2015Press Item
Today, Dr. John King, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, met with the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity to discuss the Department’s work to ensure students can succeed in the classroom and are college- and career-ready.