Press Releases

December 19, 2016
As you know, we treat House Delegates and the Resident Commissioner for almost all purposes the same as we treat all other Members.
December 18, 2016
If President-Elect Trump wishes to implement his economic agenda, which nonpartisan budget experts have said would create unprecedented deficits, it is surprising that he would choose someone like Rep. Mick Mulvaney to serve as his budget director. 
December 16, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) yesterday joined a bipartisan letter to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power along with nineteen other Members of Congress urging the imposition of an arms embargo against South Sudan.  
December 14, 2016
The President-Elect continues to appoint individuals who are either unqualified or who have denigrated the Department they were nominated to lead.  
December 14, 2016
Earlier this year, a candidate for President of the United States asked ‘What is Aleppo?’  The answer is: a tragedy.  
December 13, 2016
I am very disappointed at the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. 
December 12, 2016
Reports of a CIA assessment that Russia tried to sway our election through hacks and then selectively releasing information are extremely alarming. 
December 9, 2016
Working Americans should be disappointed by President-Elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Labor.  
December 9, 2016
I am glad that President Obama is ordering a full review of Russian hacking and interference in our election, following the letter that I and other senior House Democrats sent earlier this week. 
December 9, 2016
I’m glad that President Obama has responded to the letter that I and other Democratic Members sent this week asking for civilian-military pay parity by announcing that all federal employees will be receiving a 2.1% pay increase next year. 
December 8, 2016
Today, we lost a great American with the passing of former Sen. John Glenn.  
December 8, 2016
While I believe the House took the appropriate action today to prevent another unnecessary government shutdown, I believe that passing yet another continuing resolution is not the right approach to funding our government.  
December 8, 2016
Finally, after weeks of negotiation, House Republicans brought a water resources bill to the Floor.  
December 7, 2016
I look forward to learning more about Gen. John Kelly, his record of service to our nation in uniform, and his readiness to take the helm of a civilian agency as large and as challenging as the Department of Homeland Security.  
December 7, 2016
I am deeply disappointed in President-Elect Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.  
December 7, 2016
Repealing the Affordable Care Act – as Republican leaders in Congress have committed to doing in January of next year – would be a disaster for our country.  
December 7, 2016
’December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy.’  When President Roosevelt spoke those stirring words, he knew that generations hence would remember the attack on Pearl Harbor not only for the heroism and loss of life on that terrible day but also for the courage and perseverance that would characterize our nation in the days, months, and years ahead.
December 6, 2016
While I'm pleased that the House did not proceed with a resolution of impeachment against Commissioner Koskinen, I find it shameful that the House even considered such a step without any evidence of wrongdoing and for purely partisan motivations that even a majority of Republican Members opposed.  
December 6, 2016
Citing concerns that “Russia may have succeeded in weakening Americans’ trust” in our democratic institutions through its actions, the authors of the letter call attention to the hacking of American organizations, publication of private emails sent to or from campaign officials, as well as disclosures by WikiLeaks and fabricated news stories.  
December 6, 2016
I join in congratulating Rep. Luján on his re-election as DCCC chair and Reps. Cárdenas, Jeffries, Bustos, and Cicilline on joining the expanded Democratic leadership team, and I thank all those who stepped up to run. 
December 5, 2016
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made it possible for 20 million previously uninsured Americans to get covered, ended discrimination against women and those with pre-existing conditions, and slowed the rate of growth in health care costs to historic lows. 
December 5, 2016
Today, the Obama Administration took important steps to increase transparency and accountability when it comes to our nation’s use of military force and the doctrines governing our military actions.