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June 30, 2014Press Item
It is very disappointing that the Supreme Court today delivered a setback to women's health care across the country by allowing certain corporations to withhold the full range of health care options available to them under the law.  
June 30, 2014Press Item
In nominating Robert McDonald to serve as our next Secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama has tapped the expertise and talents of a successful business leader.
June 27, 2014Press Item
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Senate’s bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill.
June 27, 2014Press Item
One year ago today, the United States Senate took a historic step by passing bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform. And, one year later, the Republican-led House has still failed to act.
June 27, 2014Press Item
One year ago today, the Senate took action to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: fixing a badly broken immigration system. 
June 27, 2014Press Item
Today, we mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passage of a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill.
June 26, 2014Press Item
I think the President, if there is no action in the next few weeks, is going to be impelled by his moral responsibility to act himself.
June 26, 2014Press Item
One year ago tomorrow, the United States Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would secure our border, fix our broken visa system, and establish a pathway to citizenship that will bring millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. 
June 26, 2014Press Item
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted crucial voter protections. 
June 26, 2014Press Item
Today, as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages, let us pay tribute to all those who have stood up, marched, and spoken out for LGBT equality and pride. 
June 26, 2014Press Item
I’m pleased to follow my friend, [Sen.] Dick Durbin.  Leader Reid just told you that we came from a ceremony giving the [Congressional] Gold Medal to [Israeli President] Shimon Peres.  Shimon Peres, in many ways, is a founding father of his country, a country, which for millennia, was peopled by the Jewish people, but in another sense, a nation of immigrants, as America is a nation of immigrants, made great and courageous and entrepreneurial by its immigrants.
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.