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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.
December 7, 2015Press Item
Congress has no responsibility greater than to keep Americans safe, and one of the most important things it can do is make certain that suspected terrorists cannot get their hands on weapons of mass slaughter like those used in the San Bernardino shootings last week. 
December 7, 2015Press Item
If they had a kitchen sink, pro-business lobbyists pushing for the renewal of the Export-Import Bank might have thrown that, too.
December 7, 2015Press Item
The House on Thursday took a step toward reviving the Export-Import Bank, by voting to renew the embattled institution's funding as part of a five-year federal transportation spending measure.
December 4, 2015Press Item
I’m pleased that Democrats and Republicans were able to come together to make constructive changes to our visa waiver program.
December 4, 2015Press Item
This Sunday, our nation marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which forever removed the scourge of slavery in America.  
December 4, 2015Press Item
With our economy adding another 197,000 private sector jobs in November, and the unemployment rate remaining at 5.0% - its lowest level since April 2008, we have now experienced sixty-nine consecutive months of growing private sector jobs.
December 3, 2015Press Item
Today’s decision by Defense Secretary Carter to open every military occupation specialty to women will strengthen our Armed Forces and help ensure that it reflects the American value of equal opportunity.  
December 3, 2015Press Item
Thank you very much. I came here to hear Maxine Waters introduce me.  It’s always good to have a close friend introduce you, thank you so much, but Maxine really has been our quarterback on this issue as the Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee.
December 3, 2015Press Item
Today, we will pass in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote a bill to give more stability and investment in our infrastructure in America.