Press Releases

November 4, 2015
I urge the Senate Banking Committee to move forward with the confirmation of Adam Szubin for Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. 
November 3, 2015
Today, the House Republican leadership unveiled the legislative schedule for 2016.  While Republicans have spent much of this year dealing with their own deep divisions and wasting time on partisan legislation, the American people expect Congress to pursue a positive agenda to grow our economy, support job creation, and address the challenges confronting our nation. 
November 3, 2015
Today, I was proud to join bipartisan majorities in the House in voting overwhelmingly to condemn the recent violent attacks against Israelis and to encourage the Obama Administration to work with European nations to combat anti-Semitism on that continent.  
November 2, 2015
As a result of our strongly unified effort, House Democrats earned a major victory for American businesses and workers last week by discharging and passing the Export-Import Bank reauthorization bill (H.R. 597) with a bipartisan vote of 313-118. 
October 28, 2015
Madam Speaker, this agreement represents a bipartisan effort to prevent a catastrophic default and lessen the chance of a government shutdown in December.  Lessens the chance – it doesn't preclude it.
October 28, 2015
Speaker Boehner and I, as some would note, do not always agree. We've been on opposite sides on this Floor and opposite sides of debate many times. However, that is behind us for John Boehner. In all the years I’ve served with him, Speaker Boehner has shown me the same kindness, grace, and friendship that he's shown [to] so many of this House, its colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
October 28, 2015
I’m pleased to call this hearing to order, which is the third in our series called “Make It In America: What’s Next?” that we’ve held on Capitol Hill since July.
October 27, 2015
This evening, 313 Members of the House - virtually every Democrat and a majority of Republicans - joined together in a vote to reopen the Export-Import Bank and help American exporters create good jobs here in our country. 
October 27, 2015
First of all, let me thank all of you for being here.  As you probably know I asked [Rep.] Barbara Lee to head up a Task Force.
October 27, 2015
Congress has a responsibility to work in a bipartisan and fiscally responsible way to replace the sequester so that we can invest in a more competitive economy and a stronger future for our country and its people.
October 23, 2015
We don't have an agreement on a number of things the gentleman has said. What we do have an agreement on, I presume, is that the gentleman from California wants to see is a solvent nation, a nation that pays its bills, a nation that does not create a lack of confidence in our own country and around the world.
October 23, 2015
Today's reconciliation bill represents the sixty-first attempt by Republicans to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, reducing the number of Americans with health coverage by 16 million, increasing premiums by an average of 20%, and taking away the patient protections and benefits that help millions of Americans.
October 23, 2015
"No one believes that it’s good policy not to make sure, as Peter Welch says, that America pays its bills." 
October 22, 2015
By putting forward legislative proposals to address Puerto Rico’s debt challenge, the Obama Administration is making it clear that additional tools are needed to secure a stronger and more sustainable economic future for the island.