Press Releases

May 23, 2017
I join in congratulating Rep. Mark Pocan on his election as the new Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). 
May 23, 2017
It's not real. And frankly, my first thoughts were mirrored by almost every Republican who made a comment on the budget, this is not a real document, it is not a real offer, it's not a starting point.
May 23, 2017
President Trump’s budget is a litany of broken promises to the American people
May 23, 2017
If President Trump indeed asked the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the National Security Agency to deny collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it would be a flagrant and astonishing abuse of power.
May 22, 2017
While we still do not have all the details regarding who was responsible for this evening's heinous attack in Manchester, there must be no doubt that those who instigated or facilitated this attack will face justice. 
May 22, 2017
Today’s decision by President Trump and House Republicans to prolong the partisan legal battle over cost-sharing reduction payments injects even more uncertainty and instability into insurance markets at a pivotal time. 
May 21, 2017
The $110 billion arms transfer to Saudi Arabia announced by the White House - possibly as much as $350 billion overall - raises questions that need to be answered.
May 19, 2017
…I think that Bob Mueller’s appointment was an excellent appointment, which will in fact lead to a very fair, thorough investigation, and the facts will dictate the result, not politics.
May 18, 2017
I was appalled at visiting Turkish security personnel’s use of violence against peaceful protesters here in Washington earlier this week. 
May 18, 2017
The Trump-Mulvaney budget is not real. It is a pre-text, and does not come to grips with the challenges confronting America. It is an ideological document, not a document that will ever be utilized. 
May 17, 2017
In deciding to appoint a special counsel, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein made the right decision, and the choice of former FBI Director Robert Mueller signals the seriousness with which he believes this investigation must be undertaken. 
May 17, 2017
I was honored to meet today with Ambassador Gutiérrez of Mexico to discuss issues important to the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the millions of Mexican-Americans living in our country. 
May 17, 2017
I am extremely disappointed by the Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers (VET) Protection Act, which was marked-up by the House Veterans Affairs Committee this morning. 
May 17, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released a video today pushing back on Republicans’ misinformation on TrumpCare.
May 16, 2017
If reports are true that President Trump asked then-Director Comey to end the FBI’s investigation of former National Security Advisor Flynn, it makes the need for an independent investigation all the more important. 
May 16, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released a video today highlighting Americans who are speaking out against TrumpCare in Republican districts across the country.
May 16, 2017
The security cooperation between the United States and our ally Israel, including the level of trust and sharing of information between our intelligence agencies, forms one of the pillars of Israel’s defense.  
May 15, 2017
Each time I think the President cannot jeopardize American security any further or take his reckless ineptitude to new heights, I am quickly proven wrong. 
May 15, 2017
Today, House Democrats launched a bold new initiative to strengthen higher education access and affordability for the twenty-first century.
May 15, 2017
Today’s decision by the Supreme Court not to revisit last year’s case against North Carolina’s 2013 voting changes ought to send a signal to Republican-led states that adopting tough voter-ID requirement and limitations on early voting and same-day registration will be seen for what they are: discriminatory measures intended to limit minorities’ access to the ballot box.  
May 11, 2017
If the White House intends to create a commission to investigate voter suppression in this country, I hope its focus will be on the actual suppression of the voting rights of minorities, seniors, and students in states where Republican lawmakers have imposed barriers to ballot access since the terrible Shelby v. Holder Supreme Court ruling in 2013.
May 9, 2017
For the President to fire the head of a law enforcement agency investigating his own campaign's ties to a foreign adversary - one proven to have sought to sway the election in his favor - is deeply troubling and raises serious questions. 
May 9, 2017
American forces have now been deployed to Afghanistan for sixteen years, making it the longest military engagement in our history. 
May 7, 2017
I join in congratulating President-Elect Emmanuel Macron on his resounding victory. The French people have chosen hope over fear, chosen to look forward rather than backward. 
May 5, 2017
I am pleased that Mark Green has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the top civilian overseeing the United States Army.