Press Releases

June 23, 2017
The struggle for voting access in America has been long and storied.  It is not a right assured to every citizen.
June 23, 2017
This weekend, Muslim-Americans across the country will mark the end of Ramadan and begin the festival of Eid al-Fitr.  
June 23, 2017
Today, as we mark the forty-fifth anniversary of Title IX, we look back on the enormous strides made to achieve equity in education for women and girls.
June 22, 2017
Today, Senate Republicans released their secret TrumpCare bill that they have been hiding behind closed doors, drafting it with no hearings and no input from the American people. 
June 22, 2017
Thank you very much. Some years ago, when the Republicans were in charge of Congress, I sponsored the Help America Vote Act as a result of the challenge that we had in Florida, and the 5 people elected the President of the United States, making the determination.
June 22, 2017
Only about 35% of Americans support the House bill, and [the Senate bill] is in some ways deeper cuts in Medicaid, deeper cuts for tax cuts for the wealthy coming down the line. 
June 21, 2017
I want to thank Majority Leader McCarthy for working with me and a bipartisan group of Members to introduce a resolution reaffirming America’s commitment to Article 5’s collective defense provision of the North Atlantic Treaty.
June 20, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced today the launch of a new video series, titled “TrumpCare Stories: Americans Talk to Congress About Health Care.” 
June 20, 2017
There is no reason why the House cannot or should not take action without delay to send the Senate a Russia sanctions bill. 
June 20, 2017
On World Refugee Day, we keep in our thoughts and prayers the millions who have been displaced by war, violence, poverty, or natural disasters, including the many Syrians who have had to flee civil war in their country. 
June 20, 2017
In 2015, a majority of Republican Members joined every Democratic Member of the House to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank against an effort by some on the extreme right, including Rep. Scott Garrett, to shut down permanently this agency that directly helps U.S. businesses create jobs in America.
June 19, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Otto Warmbier today, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, who have had to endure a painful ordeal these past seventeen months.
June 19, 2017
I join today in observing Juneteenth, when Americans commemorate the end of the brutal and inhuman system of slavery in this country. 
June 19, 2017
Today, the people of London experienced another terror attack, this time targeting innocent Muslim worshippers as they left Ramadan prayers.
June 16, 2017
While the Trump Administration has announced it will continue President Obama’s #DACA, which marked its fifth anniversary this week, and allow DREAMers who were brought to this country as children to continue working here legally, his decision to end the DAPA program means that undocumented immigrant families will continue to live in fear of being split apart. 
June 15, 2017
It is appalling that the Commerce Department is changing the language of its equal opportunity policy statement to exclude LGBT Americans. 
June 15, 2017
Five years ago today, President Obama took action to protect DREAMers, using his executive authority to launch the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 
June 15, 2017
“I want to thank the Senate for unanimously passing Senator Graham’s amendment reaffirming America’s commitment to NATO’s Article 5 collective defense agreement. 
June 15, 2017
If Russian operatives were successful in hacking into servers in thirty-nine states connected to voting systems and elections personnel, we ought to be very concerned about the security of future elections.
June 14, 2017
My prayers today are with my friend Whip Steve Scalise and with all those who were injured in the shooting this morning, including the U.S. Capitol Police officers who courageously responded and saved lives.  
June 12, 2017
It is already June, and Republicans in Congress have yet to even propose a budget resolution for the fiscal year starting in October.  
June 12, 2017
Once again, an American court has determined what we already know: that President Trump’s attempt to ban Muslims from entering this country is not only immoral but unconstitutional.
June 12, 2017
The voters who participated in Puerto Rico's status referendum expressed an unambiguous desire to continue seeking a future in common with the United States as an equal member of our union.  
June 9, 2017
I was honored to meet today with recipients of the National Endowment for Democracy award.