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February 12, 2015Press Item
The Chairman [Paul Ryan], who was the Chairman of the Budget Committee, offered a budget which cut food stamps $125 billion.
February 12, 2015Press Item
Yesterday, House Democrats introduced a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year and prevent a shutdown of DHS – and every single House Republican voted against it.
February 12, 2015Press Item
Today, Democrats on the Education and Workforce Committee put forward a proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which recognizes the important role the federal government has in supporting local education systems across the country.
February 11, 2015Press Item
Today the Congress came together in a spirit of bipartisanship to honor those who marched for voting rights in Selma fifty years ago. 
February 11, 2015Press Item
I was proud to cosponsor a bill today to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year at the level agreed to by Democrats and Republicans.
February 11, 2015Press Item
I rise in strong support of this bill of which I am a co-sponsor, honoring the brave men and women who marched in Selma. 
February 11, 2015Press Item
Twenty-five years ago, Nelson Mandela took his first steps into freedom from captivity on Robben Island, where he had been held as a political prisoner for eighteen of his twenty-seven years behind bars.
February 11, 2015Press Item
This morning, the President sent Congress the text of a resolution to authorize continued military operations against ISIL, in response to bipartisan calls for a new AUMF that addresses the threats we face today.  
February 11, 2015Press Item
Today’s announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman ought to be welcome news to our nation’s manufacturers and agricultural exporters.  
February 10, 2015Press Item
Too many workers are being left out in the cold, and we need to make sure we come in from the cold.
February 10, 2015Press Item
With only 8 legislative days left until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding, House Republicans continue to hold our national security hostage to their political agenda. 
February 6, 2015Press Item
This week, the President released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016.
February 6, 2015Press Item
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today, 267,000 new private sector jobs were created in January, marking the fifty-ninth consecutive month of increases and the eleventh consecutive month above 200,000. 
February 5, 2015Press Item
There really is no controversy with respect to the funding of the Homeland Security Department. 
February 5, 2015Press Item
This is a critically important issue for our country, for our people, for families, and, certainly, for our children.