Press Releases: 2014

July 15, 2014
Fifty years ago, President Johnson said this on the War on Poverty. He so boldly declared – now, I am old enough that I heard him say this, and I was excited about it: ‘It will not be a short or easy struggle.
July 15, 2014
There's some good news. The good news is that this Committee is chaired by someone who wants to invest in America, grow jobs, and expand our economy.
July 15, 2014
Today's Economic and Budget Outlook from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office ought to be a stark reminder that Congress must work together to promote fiscal sustainability over the long term.
July 14, 2014
While I believe it is positive that the Acting Director reported this incident to the Inspector General, I am concerned that the current culture in the Baltimore office may have contributed to this occurring in the first place.
July 14, 2014
In passing this resolution, the House came together to stand in support of Israel’s right to defend itself against an onslaught of rockets fired at peaceful communities within its borders. 
July 14, 2014
I’m pleased to join in welcoming you to Maryland for this year’s summer conference
July 14, 2014
“Since joining my staff four years ago, Mariel has excelled in every role she’s taken on,” said Whip Hoyer.
July 11, 2014
“America has much to gain through close engagement and partnership with the world’s largest democracy,” said Whip Hoyer.
July 10, 2014
It is deeply disappointing that Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are choosing to waste time and taxpayers' dollars with a political lawsuit whose sole objective is to score partisan points.
July 9, 2014
President Obama is correct – responding to the humanitarian crisis at the border will require Congress to work together in a responsible and bipartisan way.
July 9, 2014
Unfortunately, Leader Pelosi couldn’t be here this afternoon, and she asked me to convey her greetings to all of you and to express her gratitude to Nina and the entire Wallenberg family along with her congratulations on the presentation of this gold medal.
July 9, 2014
I join in congratulating Julián Castro on his confirmation today as our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 
July 9, 2014
Before he leaves the Floor, I want to say to the Majority Leader, I thank him as well for his leadership. The Majority Leader and I have discussed this Skills Act for a number of months – perhaps as long ago as when this bill passed the House.
July 3, 2014
Today’s monthly jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals what many Americans already know – that our economic recovery continues to move forward as a result of the policies President Obama and Democrats instituted during the recession in order to help businesses create jobs and boost competitiveness. 
July 2, 2014
When President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, it was the culmination of a movement for equality and desegregation.
July 1, 2014
I’m pleased to announce the beginning of House Democrats’ fifth annual Online All-Star Competition, which encourages Members of the Democratic Caucus to strengthen online engagement with our constituents.
June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court’s ruling today in Harris v. Quinn is a setback for workers and their families.
June 30, 2014
It is unconscionable that Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have decided to block comprehensive immigration reform at least through the end of the year.  
June 30, 2014
I was deeply disturbed to learn that Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach were found murdered today. 
June 30, 2014
It is very disappointing that the Supreme Court today delivered a setback to women's health care across the country by allowing certain corporations to withhold the full range of health care options available to them under the law.  
June 30, 2014
In nominating Robert McDonald to serve as our next Secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama has tapped the expertise and talents of a successful business leader.
June 27, 2014
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Senate’s bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill.
June 27, 2014
One year ago today, the United States Senate took a historic step by passing bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform. And, one year later, the Republican-led House has still failed to act.
June 26, 2014
I think the President, if there is no action in the next few weeks, is going to be impelled by his moral responsibility to act himself.