Press Releases

May 27, 2015
I am extremely concerned by reports of unacceptable conditions for families in detention centers.
May 21, 2015
We are writing in response to Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s (R-Texas) op-ed “If everything is a priority, nothing is” (May 18).
May 19, 2015
Today should have been a joyful day for immigrant families across the country, when undocumented parents with children who are American citizens would have been able to begin applying for deferred action through the Administration’s new DAPA program, halting their risk of deportation.  
May 19, 2015
I thank Secretary Castro for joining the Task force today to discuss how HUD is working to expand access to housing, help more Americans attain homeownership, and alleviate poverty in our communities.
May 18, 2015
Today, I join in marking the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of Head Start, one of the Johnson Administration's key anti-poverty initiatives and still one of the most important investments we make toward closing the achievement gap. 
May 14, 2015
We’re talking about young people who have grown up in this country, loving this country, believing in its values, who want to serve their country and to protect the freedoms and democracy that they have enjoyed.
May 13, 2015
I am so very pleased to be here with all of you and Richard [Liu] and certainly [Representative] Judy Chu and [Representative] Mike Honda, who do such an extraordinary job in leading your [Congressional Asian Pacific American] Caucus and in making sure that all of us understand the issues of great importance to all Americans but particularly to Asian Pacific Americans and to make us sensitive to their concerns.
May 13, 2015
Today, House Democrats and Republicans came together to pass legislation that will protect Americans’ civil liberties while ensuring that law enforcement and homeland security agencies have the tools they need to keep our country safe. 
May 13, 2015
I was very saddened to learn of the tragic derailment last night in Philadelphia. 
May 13, 2015
I was honored to receive the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award yesterday from Secretary Mabus. 
May 13, 2015
I want to thank Rep. Gallego for working to include an amendment in the defense authorization bill to encourage the Secretary of Defense to consider allowing DREAMers to serve in the military – and I want to thank him for his service to our nation as a Marine as well. 
May 8, 2015
Victory in Europe on May 8, 1945, fulfilled the hopes and prayers of so many people and nations who had struggled under the yoke of fascism and the Nazis’ brutal, genocidal regime.
May 8, 2015
For the sixty-second month in a row, our economic recovery has added private sector jobs and put Americans back to work.  
May 6, 2015
Jim Wright lived a full and extremely productive life.  I counted him as a friend, supporter, and someone I admired for his commitment to people, his courage in pursuing his principles, and his skill as a political leader.
May 5, 2015
Today, I join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of one of the most inspiring moments in Mexican history – victory in the Battle of Puebla. 
May 1, 2015
Freddie Gray and his family deserve justice, and the charges filed today by the State's Attorney in Baltimore show that there is a process moving forward to investigate fully and thoroughly what happened.  
May 1, 2015
Once again, House Republicans are using the appropriations process to score political points and send a message to their base by advancing funding bills that continue the disastrous sequester policy and that include partisan policy riders that would be disastrous for our country.
May 1, 2015
We write to you in order to request that the House take up a long-term surface transportation funding bill when it returns from the May district work period.