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June 24, 2015Press Item
I am disappointed that Republicans continue to pursue legislation that ignores the dangers of climate change and undermines our nation’s efforts to develop cleaner energy alternatives. 
June 24, 2015Press Item
I was very privileged to join all of my colleagues in a visit to Karnes [County Residential Center].
June 23, 2015Press Item
For too long, the draconian cuts of the sequester have strangled our investments to keep America Number One in the global economy and to ensure our national security.
June 23, 2015Press Item
One of the things we see here is a stark example of why comprehensive immigration reform is absolutely essential.
June 19, 2015Press Item
Today’s CBO report makes clear that repealing the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans have consistently voted to do, would explode the deficit, cause millions to lose their insurance coverage, and raise costs for seniors on Medicare.
June 19, 2015Press Item
On this day, 150 years ago, former slaves in Texas rejoiced at their freedom, the last in America to hear the news, and ever since that day Juneteenth has marked the anniversary of emancipation for the millions whose ancestors suffered the unthinkable horrors of slavery.  I join in celebrating this day, which serves as a reminder to all of us of our shared responsibility to recognize and protect the equal rights and equal dignity of every person. 
June 18, 2015Press Item
The encyclical released by Pope Francis today on the environment is a powerful call to planetary stewardship and a reminder of human consequences of pollution, climate change, and degradation of our natural resources. 
June 18, 2015Press Item
This essentially will be the sixtieth vote – over the next two days, four days – on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
June 18, 2015Press Item
He did this in response to Congress' failure to pass the DREAM Act and help children of undocumented immigrants stay here and help build a better future for America.
June 18, 2015Press Item
I thank the gentleman for repeating for a third time his answer to me. Mr. Speaker, I would simply observe sadly that the representation ‘the House can work its will’ on an issue of great importance to the United States and to jobs in the United States will not be brought to this Floor, notwithstanding the fact that 180 Democrats have signed a discharge petition and 60 Republicans filed a bill to extend the Export-Import Bank.
June 18, 2015Press Item
I want to thank [Rep.] Gutiérrez and those with whom I’m standing here, all of whom have worked very, very hard to ensure that America has a rational and comprehensive immigration policy.
June 17, 2015Press Item
Today's action in the Appropriations Committee shows, once again, how 'unrealistic and ill-conceived,' as Chairman Hal Rogers put it, the Republican sequester strategy truly is. 
June 17, 2015Press Item
I want to thank Rep. Jim McGovern for his work to ensure that Congress plays a role in shaping the scope of our military engagement overseas.