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March 19, 2015Press Item
This week, House Republicans unveiled their budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2016. Congress should be making the tough choices needed to grow our economy and expand middle-class opportunities for American families, while promoting fiscal responsibility.
March 19, 2015Press Item
I’m pleased to be joining Civil Rights Movement hero Rep. John Lewis, Assistant Leader Clyburn, Ranking Member Conyers, and Ranking Member Brady today to reintroduce the Voter Empowerment Act.
March 19, 2015Press Item
Thank you very much, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. We appreciate your leadership on this, and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers and former Ways and Means Ranking Member Charlie Rangel, two of the senior Members of the Congress of the United States who have been here a long time.
March 19, 2015Press Item
Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, I rise in very strong opposition to this resolution, and I urge every one of my Members to oppose this resolution.
March 19, 2015Press Item
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Joaquin Castro will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as a Chief Deputy Whip.
March 17, 2015Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I was proud to join many Members of this House in Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama, from March 6th to 8th to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’  which led inexorably to the signing of the Voting Rights Act in August of that same year in 1965.
March 17, 2015Press Item
The budget resolution released today by Chairman Tom Price and House Republicans is long on rhetoric but short on solutions to pressing economic and fiscal problems. 
March 17, 2015Press Item
As House Republicans unveil their Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolution today, all signs point to another budget filled with empty rhetoric and partisan gimmicks instead of the tough choices needed to address our country’s fiscal challenges. 
March 16, 2015Press Item
In the report, CBO analyzed three different proposals to reduce aggregate SNAP spending by 15%. 
March 12, 2015Press Item
Open enrollment for 2015 concluded last month, and 11.7 million Americans signed up for a plan during the three-month period. 
March 11, 2015Press Item
The action taken by forty-seven Republican Senators in sending a letter to the leaders of Iran was ill-advised, inappropriate, and partisan, and it weakens America's position in the world while undermining critical negotiations.
March 11, 2015Press Item
I think [Senate Republicans’ letter to Iran] was ill-advised. It was sophomoric in many ways, and I that think it gave comfort to our enemies and pause to our allies.