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June 26, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating President Shimon Peres of Israel on being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal today.
June 25, 2014Press Item
You know, I'm looked at as a civil leader in the House of Representatives, but I am a militant for civil rights, a militant for voters’ rights, and I have walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge with my friend [Rep.] John Lewis and so many people that are here, including [Democratic Leader] Nancy Pelosi and [Rep.] Steve Cohen.
June 25, 2014Press Item
On Friday, it will be exactly one year since the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bipartisan support.
June 25, 2014Press Item
On this day last year, the Supreme Court set back the cause of equal voting rights in America in its terrible decision striking down a key part of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.  In the year since, we’ve seen several Republican-led states impose new voting restrictions.
June 24, 2014Press Item
It has been almost one year since the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill with a strong bipartisan vote.
June 24, 2014Press Item
I was proud to stand with other Congressional leaders today as the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor.
June 23, 2014Press Item
On Friday, June 27, it will be exactly one year since the Senate passed their comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bipartisan support.
June 20, 2014Press Item
Today’s report by the Justice Department further demonstrates the Obama Administration’s commitment to advancing equality for same-sex spouses and their families.
June 22, 2014Press Item
I join in marking the seventieth anniversary of the enactment of the G.I. Bill, which helped millions of veterans of the Second World War afford higher education, attain homeownership, and train for civilian jobs in the post-war economy. 
June 20, 2014Press Item
Fifty years ago, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were brutally murdered while trying to register African Americans to vote in Mississippi.
June 20, 2014Press Item
This week, President Obama announced several new actions that his administration is taking to encourage businesses to bring jobs and innovation back to the United States by helping innovators access federal research and development facilities, and encouraging local communities to support manufacturing entrepreneurship. 
June 20, 2014Press Item
I thank the Gentleman for yielding. I rise for two reasons. First of all to express my agreement with Mr. [Jim] Moran and with members of the Committee, perhaps on both sides of the aisle, with respect to our continuing Guantanamo policy.