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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. 
December 8, 2015Press Item
I was proud to join my colleagues in the House Democratic Leadership, along with Ranking Members Lowey, Scott, Pallone, Conyers, Slaughter, and Levin, in filing an amicus brief today in support of the Obama Administration’s implementation of healthcare cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act.
December 8, 2015Press Item
I thank the gentlelady for yielding, and I rise in support of this legislation. I want to thank the Ranking Member [of the Homeland Security Committee], Bennie Thompson, [Rep.] Lofgren, who worked very hard on this, and Democrats on the Homeland Security Committee and on the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee for their hard work to ensure that this bill will protect Americans from the threat of terror while we remain true to our highest principles and ideals.
December 8, 2015Press Item
As we mark the fifth anniversary of House passage of the DREAM Act, we ought to reflect on the unfinished work of fixing our broken immigration system and take the steps necessary to complete it.
December 8, 2015Press Item
I want to thank Ed Cassidy for his nearly four decades of faithful service to the House of Representatives as a staffer, administrator, and Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing a myriad of operations essential to the proper functioning of the People’s House.