Press Releases

April 22, 2015
Leader Pelosi mentioned 165 days. Let me give you a starker figure. No Attorney General of the last [seven] have waited more than ten days to be confirmed after they were reported out of Committee. Loretta Lynch has now waited 55 days – more than all the rest of the Attorneys General since [Attorney General] Thornburgh under [President] Reagan was appointed. 
April 22, 2015
Forty-five years ago, Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day as an opportunity to recommit ourselves to environmental responsibility and stewardship. 
April 16, 2015
The President’s signing of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act today represents a bipartisan victory for seniors, children, and doctors. 
April 16, 2015
I am disappointed that House Republicans brought a bill to the Floor today that would add $269 billion to the deficit over the next decade in order to provide an average tax break of $4 million to just 5,400 of the wealthiest families in America each year.
April 16, 2015
Today, we pause and reflect on the tragedy and inhumanity of the Holocaust and remember the Nazis’ 11 million innocent victims – including 6 million Jews and their vibrant communities that had enriched Europe for centuries. 
April 15, 2015
I was proud to be on hand for today's hearing by the Congressional Progressive Caucus on wage stagnation.
April 15, 2015
Today marks the 100th day of the 114th Congress, and the Republican Majority’s record of dysfunction and partisanship has been deeply disappointing for the American people.
April 15, 2015
Today is the last opportunity for millions of Americans to file their taxes, and for many it is a reminder of the tangible contribution each of us makes in making the country we love safer, stronger, and more reflective of its core values.
April 14, 2015
I am pleased that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has unanimously approved a compromise reached by Senators Cardin and Corker that the Administration has said would be signed if passed by Congress.
April 14, 2015
Today, on Equal Pay Day, we rededicate ourselves to the task of ensuring that working men and women have equal access to the opportunities that allow them to achieve the American Dream.
April 10, 2015
Tomorrow marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give all children – no matter their background – access to a quality education.  
April 8, 2015
I have been privileged to serve alongside Lois Capps for seventeen years.
April 6, 2015
“I am proud to stand with the President and with immigrant families by joining this amicus brief,” Whip Hoyer said.  
April 2, 2015
I will be looking very closely at the details of the framework reached today with Iran. 
March 31, 2015
As we mark the 88th birthday of the late César Chávez, I join in celebrating his achievements and his extraordinary life.
March 30, 2015
I am deeply disturbed by the enactment of a law in Indiana that, when it goes into effect, will almost certainly permit businesses in that state to discriminate against and deny service to LGBT Americans.
March 27, 2015
For nearly three decades, Harry Reid has brought to the United States Senate his intellect, his principled leadership, and his indefatigable approach to public service.
March 26, 2015
Mr. Speaker, we just passed a bipartisan bill that addressed an issue, as the previous speaker said, that needed to be addressed.