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April 30, 2015Press Item
I am disappointed that House Republicans passed a resolution this evening disapproving of a law to protect workers in the District of Columbia from discrimination based on personal health care decisions.
April 30, 2015Press Item
I joined with many other Members to oppose this year’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill out of a deep concern that it does not adequately fund the needs of our nation’s veterans, while using a budget gimmick to get around the sequester cuts imposed by the Republican budget strategy. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
I am proud to cosponsor a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
It reaffirms their commitment to a severe and unworkable policy agenda that would harm the economy and stands little chance of being implemented
May 1, 2015Press Item
Yesterday, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced the Raise the Wage Act to raise the federal minimum wage to $12.00 by 2020. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
I want to thank the National Endowment for Democracy for hosting today’s event, which I hope will result in some meaningful discussions not only about the current state of affairs in Russia but also the universal strength of freedom and democracy. 
April 30, 2015Press Item
I was proud to sign a discharge petition today that would force a vote on the Promoting U.S. Jobs Through Exports Act, which would reform and reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for an additional seven years.
April 29, 2015Press Item
The budget conference report written by House and Senate Republicans is further proof of Republicans’ commitment to a severe and unworkable policy agenda that disinvests in America.
April 29, 2015Press Item
I am very proud to be joining the new Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus.  HBCUs have long played a crucial role in providing high quality education that strengthens both the African American community and our country as a whole.  Many of them, such as Bowie State University in Maryland’s Fifth District, are cutting-edge institutions of research and higher education that provide a solid foundation for student achievement and a launch-pad for successful careers. 
April 28, 2015Press Item
I am deeply disappointed by comments from Republican House leaders in support of cutting off export financing from the Export-Import Bank. 
April 28, 2015Press Item
Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in preparation for a decision that I believe will be historic and a reaffirmation of the basic value enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution of every individual’s equal rights. 
April 28, 2015Press Item
Mr. Speaker, when the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 to invalidate the preclearance formula in the original Voting Rights Act, it issued a challenge to Congress to pass an updated one. 
April 27, 2015Press Item
The devastation and loss of life that has resulted from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal is truly heartbreaking.
April 24, 2015Press Item
Today we mark the somber centennial of one of history’s greatest tragedies:  the mass-murder of 1.5 million Armenians, which began with the arrest of 250 journalists, politicians, clergy, and intellectuals on April 24, 1915.