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May 5, 2015Press Item
Today, I join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of one of the most inspiring moments in Mexican history – victory in the Battle of Puebla. 
May 1, 2015Press Item
Freddie Gray and his family deserve justice, and the charges filed today by the State's Attorney in Baltimore show that there is a process moving forward to investigate fully and thoroughly what happened.  
May 1, 2015Press Item
Once again, House Republicans are using the appropriations process to score political points and send a message to their base by advancing funding bills that continue the disastrous sequester policy and that include partisan policy riders that would be disastrous for our country.
May 1, 2015Press Item
We write to you in order to request that the House take up a long-term surface transportation funding bill when it returns from the May district work period.
May 1, 2015Press Item
I join in marking the beginning of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is celebrated each May throughout our country. 
May 1, 2015Press Item
Throughout the month of May, we celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have helped build and strengthen our nation throughout its history.
April 30, 2015Press Item
I am disappointed that House Republicans passed a resolution this evening disapproving of a law to protect workers in the District of Columbia from discrimination based on personal health care decisions.
April 30, 2015Press Item
I joined with many other Members to oppose this year’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill out of a deep concern that it does not adequately fund the needs of our nation’s veterans, while using a budget gimmick to get around the sequester cuts imposed by the Republican budget strategy. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
I am proud to cosponsor a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
It reaffirms their commitment to a severe and unworkable policy agenda that would harm the economy and stands little chance of being implemented
May 1, 2015Press Item
Yesterday, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced the Raise the Wage Act to raise the federal minimum wage to $12.00 by 2020. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
I want to thank the National Endowment for Democracy for hosting today’s event, which I hope will result in some meaningful discussions not only about the current state of affairs in Russia but also the universal strength of freedom and democracy. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
I was proud to sign a discharge petition today that would force a vote on the Promoting U.S. Jobs Through Exports Act, which would reform and reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for an additional seven years.
April 29, 2015Press Item
The budget conference report written by House and Senate Republicans is further proof of Republicans’ commitment to a severe and unworkable policy agenda that disinvests in America.
April 29, 2015Press Item
I am very proud to be joining the new Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus.  HBCUs have long played a crucial role in providing high quality education that strengthens both the African American community and our country as a whole.  Many of them, such as Bowie State University in Maryland’s Fifth District, are cutting-edge institutions of research and higher education that provide a solid foundation for student achievement and a launch-pad for successful careers. 
April 28, 2015Press Item
I am deeply disappointed by comments from Republican House leaders in support of cutting off export financing from the Export-Import Bank. 
April 28, 2015Press Item
Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in preparation for a decision that I believe will be historic and a reaffirmation of the basic value enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution of every individual’s equal rights.