Press Releases

April 16, 2015
The President’s signing of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act today represents a bipartisan victory for seniors, children, and doctors. 
April 16, 2015
I am disappointed that House Republicans brought a bill to the Floor today that would add $269 billion to the deficit over the next decade in order to provide an average tax break of $4 million to just 5,400 of the wealthiest families in America each year.
April 16, 2015
Today, we pause and reflect on the tragedy and inhumanity of the Holocaust and remember the Nazis’ 11 million innocent victims – including 6 million Jews and their vibrant communities that had enriched Europe for centuries. 
April 15, 2015
I was proud to be on hand for today's hearing by the Congressional Progressive Caucus on wage stagnation.
April 15, 2015
Today marks the 100th day of the 114th Congress, and the Republican Majority’s record of dysfunction and partisanship has been deeply disappointing for the American people.
April 15, 2015
Today is the last opportunity for millions of Americans to file their taxes, and for many it is a reminder of the tangible contribution each of us makes in making the country we love safer, stronger, and more reflective of its core values.
April 14, 2015
I am pleased that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has unanimously approved a compromise reached by Senators Cardin and Corker that the Administration has said would be signed if passed by Congress.
April 14, 2015
Today, on Equal Pay Day, we rededicate ourselves to the task of ensuring that working men and women have equal access to the opportunities that allow them to achieve the American Dream.
April 10, 2015
Tomorrow marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give all children – no matter their background – access to a quality education.  
April 8, 2015
I have been privileged to serve alongside Lois Capps for seventeen years.
April 6, 2015
“I am proud to stand with the President and with immigrant families by joining this amicus brief,” Whip Hoyer said.  
April 2, 2015
I will be looking very closely at the details of the framework reached today with Iran. 
March 31, 2015
As we mark the 88th birthday of the late César Chávez, I join in celebrating his achievements and his extraordinary life.
March 30, 2015
I am deeply disturbed by the enactment of a law in Indiana that, when it goes into effect, will almost certainly permit businesses in that state to discriminate against and deny service to LGBT Americans.
March 27, 2015
For nearly three decades, Harry Reid has brought to the United States Senate his intellect, his principled leadership, and his indefatigable approach to public service.
March 26, 2015
Mr. Speaker, we just passed a bipartisan bill that addressed an issue, as the previous speaker said, that needed to be addressed. 
March 26, 2015
I think all of my colleagues here are extraordinarily proud to be standing here with [Rep.] Luis Gutiérrez, who has done such an extraordinary job of not only pressing for comprehensive immigration reform but pressing for this country to treat its people fairly, smartly and, as he says, not excuse wrong doing but to welcome and to ensure that those who are here making a difference for America are treated consistent with the President’s policy. 
March 25, 2015
I’m pleased to join with Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other House Democrats to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act today in the 114th Congress, and I thank Senator Barbara Mikulski for reintroducing it in the Senate. 
March 24, 2015
The Affordable Care Act adopted five years ago yesterday is good for people, but it’s also good for the economy, and it’s been good for our budget. 
March 23, 2015
The House Democratic budget proposal unveiled today by Ranking Member Van Hollen is a responsible alternative to Republicans’ short-sighted proposal to disinvest in America’s future while pursuing a strategy of selective sequestration. 
March 23, 2015
Five years ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, opening the door to quality, affordable healthcare for millions of Americans.