Press Releases

August 3, 2015
I look forward to again traveling to Israel to reaffirm the United States’ unbreakable bond with our ally Israel and to continue learning more about the challenges in the region.
July 31, 2015
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined 177 House Democrats in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) calling on the Department to end its controversial Family Detention Program. 
July 30, 2015
Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed into law legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid. 
July 30, 2015
When the Voting Rights Act was passed, [Senator] Patrick Leahy and I were in law school just a few blocks from here at Georgetown Law School.
July 29, 2015
As a lead sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I am proud to sponsor this resolution recognizing the 25th anniversary of this landmark law.
July 28, 2015
I’m now pleased to call this hearing to order and welcome all of you to the second installment in the series of hearings called ‘Make It In America: What’s Next?’
July 28, 2015
You have been an extraordinary leader for committee Democrats as our caucus continues its effort to focus Congress’s attention on education, innovation, and access to equal opportunity.
July 28, 2015
The Senate has now acted and approved a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which both Democrats and Republicans agree supports thousands of American jobs.
July 25, 2015
Americans who care about the fundamental dignity of all people can applaud this decision. 
July 24, 2015
The Democratic Whip Office’s sixth annual Member Online All-Star Competition came to a close earlier this week. It was a great success, with House Democrats collectively gaining over 231,000 new social media followers over three weeks.
July 24, 2015
Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law.  
July 23, 2015
I was very disappointed that House Republicans passed yet another partisan, anti-immigrant bill today. 
July 23, 2015
I was proud to join in introducing the Equality Act today.  
July 22, 2015
Today’s Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports offer mixed news.  On the one hand, Medicare’s Trustees reaffirm that the Affordable Care Act is improving the program’s long-term sustainability.  
July 22, 2015
On Thursday, July 9, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and House Democrats held the first hearing in a series of hearings titled “Make It In America: What’s Next?”
July 21, 2015
Five years ago, the Democratic-led Congress and President Obama successfully took action, over strong Republican opposition, to address many of the problems that led to the financial crisis in 2008 and the deepest recession in a generation.
July 16, 2015
Today, the Senate took a major step forward to promote the full-service community schools model across the country, adopting as an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act the language of the Full Service Community Schools Act that I’ve introduced for several years in the House. 
July 16, 2015
I’m proud to join my colleagues today in introducing the Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act.