Press Releases

December 16, 2014
Today’s heinous attack against schoolchildren and teachers in Peshawar ought to be condemned universally in the strongest possible terms.
December 16, 2014
I join in congratulating Dr. Vivek Murthy on his confirmation as U.S. Surgeon General.
December 11, 2014
We have time to return to the Rules Committee, pass out a rule which strikes these two provisions, and pass the bill. 
December 10, 2014
I am glad that the House finally acted on a multi-year reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. 
December 9, 2014
When this new house convenes on January 6, it will be the first in 59 years not to include the distinguished dean of this House, Mr. John Dingell of Michigan.
December 9, 2014
December 9, 2014
For generations, American men and women have fought and died on the field of battle to uphold the highest principles of justice and human rights that our nation embodies – not only for Americans but for oppressed people throughout the world. 
December 8, 2014
Four years ago today, the Democratic Majority in the House brought to the Floor and passed legislation to end the threat of deportation for law-abiding, undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children and have known no other home than America. 
December 5, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’s jobs report for November shows an economy that is resilient and ripe for growth. 
December 5, 2014
Ashton Carter is an excellent choice to serve the next Secretary of Defense.  
December 4, 2014
I think that the Speaker does not want a government shutdown, [Republican Leader] McConnell has indicated that he doesn’t wasn't a government shutdown, and none of the rest of us in the leadership want a government shutdown. 
December 4, 2014
I am pleased that the House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, critical legislation to support our military that the Congress has never failed to enact before the end of the year.  
December 4, 2014
Thank you very much, Leader Pelosi, and let me join you in congratulating [Rep.] Maxine Waters on her leadership [as] the Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee and all the Members of the Financial Services Committee, the [Ranking Member] of our Small Business Committee [Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez], all of whom have worked so very hard on this issue and understand the consequences of inaction.
December 4, 2014
My heart goes out to the family of Eric Garner, who continue to seek justice for his tragic death on July 17.
December 4, 2014
It is very disappointing that the Republican Majority in the House wasted Congress’s time today on a partisan bill that will undermine the President’s executive actions to strengthen our borders, keep families together, and focus enforcement efforts on criminals. 
December 4, 2014
Everybody in that body believes the immigration system is broken.
December 3, 2014
Today’s announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the growth in health care spending has continued to slow – to the lowest rate since 1960 – demonstrates that the Affordable Care Act is working. 
December 3, 2014
Today, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation strengthening U.S.-Israel defense cooperation and expanding energy collaboration, reaffirming America’s strong commitment to Israel’s security and our close ties with its government and people.  
December 3, 2014
Maria Corina Machado has been a tireless advocate for civil rights and human rights in Venezuela.   
December 1, 2014
Today, as we mark World AIDS Day together, let us remember those we have lost to this terrible disease and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that those who have tested positive for HIV-AIDS receive the care and support they need to live long and normal lives. 
November 25, 2014
Michael Brown’s death was tragic and preventable.  We must do more as a nation to ensure that every individual and every life is valued and protected, no matter the color of one’s skin.
November 24, 2014
I welcome the unified efforts of the P5+1 to reach a final agreement with Iran on the dismantling of its nuclear weapons program. 
November 24, 2014
I join in thanking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for his service to our nation.  Under his watch, our military has continued to tackle threats to our national security and to the security of our allies while adjusting to new budget realities and becoming a nimbler force.
November 21, 2014
Once again, House Republicans are wasting the taxpayers’ time and money on a partisan lawsuit against the President.