Press Releases

December 2, 2016
I’m glad to support this defense authorization bill, which includes important provisions to strengthen our military so it will continue to be well prepared to meet the global security challenges of the twenty-first century.  
December 2, 2016
I join in congratulating Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on her election as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for the 115th Congress, and I thank Rep. Linda Sánchez for her service as the current Chair.  
December 2, 2016
I welcome the nomination of Gen. James Mattis to serve as our nation’s next Secretary of Defense.  
December 2, 2016
With our economy adding another 156,000 private sector jobs in November, we are continuing to see strong job gains, in large part due to the efforts of Democrats and President Obama in the aftermath of the Great Recession.  
December 1, 2016
The Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) continue to be among the fiercest defenders in the Congress of every American’s right to achieve the American Dream, and I look forward to working closely with its newly elected leadership slate for the next two years.  
December 1, 2016
I want to congratulate my friend, Rep. Jim Himes, on his election as the next Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with the newly elected Vice-Chairs for the 115th Congress: Reps. Suzan DelBene, Derek Kilmer, Jared Polis, and Terri Sewell.  
December 1, 2016
World AIDS Day is a time to reflect on those lost to this horrible disease and recommit ourselves to the work of ending it.
December 1, 2016
It is shameful that House Republicans would continue to waste taxpayer money on their partisan witch-hunt, whose clear goal has been to yield political gains for Republicans.  
December 1, 2016
Today, the Department of Labor’s overtime rule would have taken effect, providing a pay raise to four million workers across our economy and boosting wages by $12 billion over the next ten years.
November 30, 2016
The legislation passed today by the House represents a step forward for improving health care in our country, but only if Republicans follow through on their commitment in the months and years ahead to boost investments in medical research and public health.  
November 30, 2016
I join in congratulating Rep. Cedric Richmond on his election as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 115th Congress, as well as Vice Chairs Andre Carson and Karen Bass, Secretary Brenda Lawrence, and Whip Gwen Moore.  
November 30, 2016
Millions more people voted for the agenda that this leadership group represents—millions.
November 30, 2016
I am deeply honored by the trust my colleagues have placed in me to serve as Democratic Whip for the 115th Congress and I look forward to working with the full Caucus to stand up for the plurality of Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump or his agenda.  
November 29, 2016
The nominations of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary and Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary reveal an incoming administration that is seriously out of touch with working Americans. 
November 29, 2016
Today, House Republicans released the legislative schedule for 2017. 
November 29, 2016
I want to thank my friend Rep. Sandy Levin for his service as Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee and, previously, as its Chair.
November 29, 2016
I strongly support today’s bipartisan resolution reaffirming that the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through direct, bilateral negotiations between the parties.  
November 29, 2016
I am deeply concerned by Majority Leader McCarthy’s remarks today that Republicans intend to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take health coverage away from 20 million Americans without having a plan to replace the law. 
November 29, 2016
The nomination of Chairman Tom Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services raises red flags. 
November 22, 2016
I am very disappointed by this ruling, which is a blow to working families across our country, who deserve to see their hard work translate into higher incomes and greater opportunity. 
November 22, 2016
The ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo and other Syrian cities must not be met with silence or acquiescence.  
November 21, 2016
One of the basic principles that safeguards our democracy is the separation of the personal business interests of our leaders from the government business with which they are entrusted while in office.  
November 21, 2016
When Congress first passed the legislation that would become known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and in subsequent reauthorizations, the intent of lawmakers was clear: that students with disabilities deserve a meaningful and material education benefit, not just a bare minimum of effort from school districts.  
November 19, 2016
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Rep. Danny Davis' grandson, Jovan Wilson. 
November 18, 2016
President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States will demand the same rigorous scrutiny that was brought to bear by the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986, when it rejected his nomination for a federal district judgeship.