Press Releases

September 29, 2015
I’m excited to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the tremendous contributions Latinos have made to this country throughout its history.
September 25, 2015
During the nearly five years of his speakership and throughout his twenty-five years in Congress, John Boehner has been a true gentleman and a consistent advocate for the enduring American principle that hard work ought to lead to opportunity.
September 25, 2015
I don’t think there's any doubt that the Democrats are going to cooperate in keeping the government open, if, in fact, we have a reasonable alternative. It won’t be an alternative that either party likes in terms of funding levels. 
September 24, 2015
I was proud to join in welcoming Pope Francis to Congress this morning for his historic address. 
September 23, 2015
A number of Republicans in the Senate have said, look, shutting down the government makes no sense. 
September 15, 2015
We write to request that House and Senate Republicans work with Democrats to send legislation to the President’s desk this month to reopen the Export-Import Bank.
September 15, 2015
Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the vast contributions of Latinos to our country. 
September 11, 2015
Mr. Speaker, this morning we had a moment of silence, but we recognize today fourteen years of memories.
September 9, 2015
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Department of Housing and Urban Development to ‘make sure that every family in America lives in a home of dignity and a neighborhood of pride, a community of opportunity, and a city of promise and hope.’
September 9, 2015
Like my colleagues, I have been spending much time analyzing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached with Iran. 
September 8, 2015
 For months now, I’ve been urging in my colloquy with the Majority Leader [Kevin McCarthy] that he sit down or Mr. Boehner sit down with us to agree on a compromise on what number can be used in order for us to pass a continuing resolution or appropriations bills to keep our government funded and operating on behalf of the American people. 
September 4, 2015
This Labor Day, I join in thanking the hardworking men and women who have made our nation’s growth and prosperity possible and continue to strengthen our position in the global economy. 
September 4, 2015
This morning’s jobs report once again shows an economy adding private sector jobs, with 140,000 created in August, representing the sixty-sixth consecutive month of private sector job gains - and the unemployment rate falling to 5.1%.  
September 3, 2015
I join in thanking Jerry Hartz for his nearly three decades of service to the House of Representatives.
August 28, 2015
Ten years ago, the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast endured one of the most powerful and destructive hurricanes in our history, taking more than 1,800 lives and destroying entire neighborhoods. 
August 26, 2015
Ninety-five years ago, a milestone victory was achieved for democracy in America and for the courageous women from across the nation who stood up, spoke out, marched, protested, and endured unjust imprisonment while demanding the equal right to vote.  
August 19, 2015
After over a year and a half of civil conflict in South Sudan, the signing of a peace agreement by the opposition and other stakeholders earlier this week is welcome news. 
August 19, 2015
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Congressman Louis B. Stokes. An inspiration to many, Rep. Stokes was a true public servant. He broke barriers throughout his career, including becoming the first African American to represent Ohio and the first African American to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where I was proud to serve alongside him as he used his position to fight for the most vulnerable Americans.
August 14, 2015
Eight decades ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, providing peace of mind to seniors that they would not spend their final years in poverty.
August 14, 2015
Tomorrow, we mark seventy years since the end of the Second World War, a conflict that saw the forces of freedom and democracy overcome those of fascism and totalitarianism.