Press Releases

March 19, 2015
I’m pleased to be joining Civil Rights Movement hero Rep. John Lewis, Assistant Leader Clyburn, Ranking Member Conyers, and Ranking Member Brady today to reintroduce the Voter Empowerment Act.
March 19, 2015
Thank you very much, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. We appreciate your leadership on this, and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers and former Ways and Means Ranking Member Charlie Rangel, two of the senior Members of the Congress of the United States who have been here a long time.
March 19, 2015
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Joaquin Castro will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as a Chief Deputy Whip.
March 17, 2015
The budget resolution released today by Chairman Tom Price and House Republicans is long on rhetoric but short on solutions to pressing economic and fiscal problems. 
March 16, 2015
In the report, CBO analyzed three different proposals to reduce aggregate SNAP spending by 15%. 
March 11, 2015
The action taken by forty-seven Republican Senators in sending a letter to the leaders of Iran was ill-advised, inappropriate, and partisan, and it weakens America's position in the world while undermining critical negotiations.
March 11, 2015
I think [Senate Republicans’ letter to Iran] was ill-advised. It was sophomoric in many ways, and I that think it gave comfort to our enemies and pause to our allies.
March 7, 2015
Thank you Saint John. What a wonderful experience this is for all of us. We owe [Representative] John [Lewis] and Doug [Tanner, Founder of the Faith & Politics Institute] for what they achieved in the past and for all that they continue to do today through the Faith & Politics Institute. 
March 6, 2015
I am proud to join an amicus brief in the marriage equality cases soon to be argued before the Supreme Court.
March 6, 2015
This weekend we mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when on March 7, 1965, a determined group of Civil Rights activists set out from Selma on a march to the State Capitol in Montgomery to demand the right to register and to vote. 
March 6, 2015
Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks the sixtieth month of consecutive job growth for our private sector, with 288,000 new jobs created in February and 1.75 million over the last 12 months.  
March 4, 2015
The New Democrats’ American Prosperity Agenda is a blueprint for achieving the kind of commonsense, bipartisan economic policies the American people expect from their Congress.
March 4, 2015
For sixteen years, Colleen Kelley has provided NTEU with principled and skilled leadership, and I join in thanking her for her service to federal employees and to our country. 
March 4, 2015
As we observe Women’s History Month, we have an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by women from across our country and throughout our history who fought for justice, equal rights, and opportunities for all.
March 3, 2015
Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke before a joint meeting of Congress regarding the ongoing negotiations with Iran, and I share his concerns about the trustworthiness of Iran’s leaders. 
March 3, 2015
There is a time to debate, and there is a time to decide. Today it was a time to decide.
March 2, 2015
The Senate has now voted to reject House Republicans’ approach of making funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on partisan immigration amendments.
March 2, 2015
For nearly four decades as a Member of the United States Congress, Barbara Mikulski has been Maryland’s untiring fighter for justice and opportunity and a trailblazer for breaking down barriers.  
March 2, 2015
I join in thanking Doug Elmendorf for his service as Director of the Congressional Budget Office, and I congratulate Keith Hall on being appointed as his successor.  
February 27, 2015
Tonight I voted for a seven-day continuing resolution to keep the Department of Homeland Security open to allow time for the House to pass the Senate's full-year funding bill next week. 
February 27, 2015
Well, the Majority Leader just said that we are going to be having further votes, which is good.
February 27, 2015
The Senate has sent us a bill, 68-31, over two-thirds of the Senate, which is the bill that the Republicans agreed to out of the Appropriations Committee in December. 
February 26, 2015
The fact of the matter is the CR gives very limited funding ability to the [Department of Homeland Security]. Jeh Johnson, the Secretary [of DHS] has made it very clear this is undermining their ability to act now.
February 25, 2015
When Congress provided for home rule for the District of Columbia more than forty years ago, the objective was to provide residents of our nation’s capital the ability to govern their own local affairs, just as Americans in every other state, county, and municipality do.