Press Releases

May 13, 2015
I was very saddened to learn of the tragic derailment last night in Philadelphia. 
May 13, 2015
I was honored to receive the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award yesterday from Secretary Mabus. 
May 13, 2015
I want to thank Rep. Gallego for working to include an amendment in the defense authorization bill to encourage the Secretary of Defense to consider allowing DREAMers to serve in the military – and I want to thank him for his service to our nation as a Marine as well. 
May 8, 2015
Victory in Europe on May 8, 1945, fulfilled the hopes and prayers of so many people and nations who had struggled under the yoke of fascism and the Nazis’ brutal, genocidal regime.
May 8, 2015
For the sixty-second month in a row, our economic recovery has added private sector jobs and put Americans back to work.  
May 6, 2015
Jim Wright lived a full and extremely productive life.  I counted him as a friend, supporter, and someone I admired for his commitment to people, his courage in pursuing his principles, and his skill as a political leader.
May 5, 2015
Today, I join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of one of the most inspiring moments in Mexican history – victory in the Battle of Puebla. 
May 1, 2015
Freddie Gray and his family deserve justice, and the charges filed today by the State's Attorney in Baltimore show that there is a process moving forward to investigate fully and thoroughly what happened.  
May 1, 2015
Once again, House Republicans are using the appropriations process to score political points and send a message to their base by advancing funding bills that continue the disastrous sequester policy and that include partisan policy riders that would be disastrous for our country.
May 1, 2015
We write to you in order to request that the House take up a long-term surface transportation funding bill when it returns from the May district work period.
May 1, 2015
I join in marking the beginning of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is celebrated each May throughout our country. 
May 1, 2015
Throughout the month of May, we celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have helped build and strengthen our nation throughout its history.
April 30, 2015
I am disappointed that House Republicans passed a resolution this evening disapproving of a law to protect workers in the District of Columbia from discrimination based on personal health care decisions.
April 30, 2015
I joined with many other Members to oppose this year’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill out of a deep concern that it does not adequately fund the needs of our nation’s veterans, while using a budget gimmick to get around the sequester cuts imposed by the Republican budget strategy. 
April 30, 2015
I am proud to cosponsor a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. 
April 30, 2015
I want to thank the National Endowment for Democracy for hosting today’s event, which I hope will result in some meaningful discussions not only about the current state of affairs in Russia but also the universal strength of freedom and democracy. 
April 30, 2015
I was proud to sign a discharge petition today that would force a vote on the Promoting U.S. Jobs Through Exports Act, which would reform and reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for an additional seven years.
April 29, 2015
The budget conference report written by House and Senate Republicans is further proof of Republicans’ commitment to a severe and unworkable policy agenda that disinvests in America.
April 29, 2015
I am very proud to be joining the new Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus.  HBCUs have long played a crucial role in providing high quality education that strengthens both the African American community and our country as a whole.  Many of them, such as Bowie State University in Maryland’s Fifth District, are cutting-edge institutions of research and higher education that provide a solid foundation for student achievement and a launch-pad for successful careers. 
April 28, 2015
I am deeply disappointed by comments from Republican House leaders in support of cutting off export financing from the Export-Import Bank. 
April 28, 2015
Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in preparation for a decision that I believe will be historic and a reaffirmation of the basic value enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution of every individual’s equal rights. 
April 27, 2015
The devastation and loss of life that has resulted from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal is truly heartbreaking.
April 24, 2015
Today we mark the somber centennial of one of history’s greatest tragedies:  the mass-murder of 1.5 million Armenians, which began with the arrest of 250 journalists, politicians, clergy, and intellectuals on April 24, 1915.