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November 17, 2015Press Item
It is sad that we [have to] bring this Resolution to the Floor, and it is sad that, too often, we see the results of terrorism around the world.
November 17, 2015Press Item
Today, I was honored to join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus at their forum to hear from stakeholders on how we can bring an end to violence against the transgender community. 
November 17, 2015Press Item
I join in congratulating Senator Barbara Mikulski on being named as one of the next recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian recognition.
November 13, 2015Press Item
I was horrified to learn of this evening's terrorist attacks in Paris. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.
November 13, 2015Press Item
I want to thank my friend Rubén Hinojosa for his service to the people of Texas’s Fifteenth Congressional District and to the House of Representatives.  
November 10, 2015Press Item
On Sunday, the Burmese people cast ballots in their first contested national election since 1990, with the potential to choose its first government largely reflecting the will of the people in half a century.
November 10, 2015Press Item
November 10, 2015Press Item
I am very disappointed in yesterday’s decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to continue preventing the implementation of the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs to keep immigrant families together, which I believe does not reflect clear legal precedent that support the Administration’s actions.  
November 6, 2015Press Item
This Sunday marks the fiftieth anniversary of President Johnson signing the Higher Education Act into law.  That landmark legislation, part of the President’s ‘Great Society’ initiative, made significant federal investment in our nation’s colleges and universities, with the goal of helping more students access quality, affordable higher education that leads to good jobs and a more competitive workforce.  
November 6, 2015Press Item
Today’s jobs report ought to be received as welcome news, with the economy adding 268,000 private sector jobs last month and the unemployment rate falling to 5.0% - the lowest since April 2008.  
November 5, 2015Press Item
I join in thanking Wade Henderson for his service to the cause of civil rights in America and human rights around the world as President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.