Press Releases

January 30, 2017
I was proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder tonight on the steps of the Supreme Court with my Democratic colleagues and with a multitude of Americans who came out to protest the Trump Administration’s actions.  
January 30, 2017
I’m proud to join Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, and more than 160 House Democrats as a cosponsor of legislation to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous Muslim ban.  
January 30, 2017
Today’s assertion by the White House press secretary that career foreign service officers who disagree with the new administration ought to ‘get with the program or they can go,’ is a deeply disturbing statement that runs counter to our more than century-old tradition of a nonpartisan foreign service. 
January 30, 2017
The executive order President Trump signed on Friday makes our country less safe and emboldens terrorist groups like ISIS. 
January 30, 2017
President Trump’s reorganization of the National Security Council weakens our security and puts Americans’ safety and the safety of our troops at risk.  
January 27, 2017
Today’s executive order putting in place new vetting measures – clearly an attempt to ban Muslims from our nation – is shameful and flies in the face of America’s role as a shining beacon of hope to those seeking freedom and asylum. 
January 27, 2017
Today, people across the world observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, remembering the 11 million innocent civilians who perished at the hands of the Nazis.  
January 27, 2017
It’s one thing for Republicans to seek to take away health coverage from tens of millions of Americans; it’s another to sabotage the existing health system while it is serving American families.  
January 25, 2017
Well, thank you very much, Chair [Michelle] Lujan Grisham, I am very pleased to join you. Once again the President is charging ahead and not giving time either for thought, criticism, or input from American citizens. 
January 24, 2017
Yesterday, President Trump issued an Executive Order. He imposed a hiring freeze on the federal workforce. 
January 24, 2017
Today’s report on the budget outlook by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows that while the actions taken during the Obama Administration are having a positive short-term impact on deficits, our long-term fiscal challenges remain.  
January 23, 2017
Well, I think this was largely, Erin, an opportunity for him to get to know members of the leadership that he did not already know, and it was an opportunity to just have a, frankly, a conversation, although serious issues were brought up, but discussion in depth did not occur. 
January 23, 2017
If President Trump had any experience with leadership in public service, he would know that our federal government cannot serve the American people without its talented, driven federal employees.  
January 23, 2017
That the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are using their first full week of controlling the government to attack women’s health is very telling about their priorities.  
January 21, 2017
Yesterday's executive order represents the first step in the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans taking control of our health care system and sowing dangerous uncertainty. 
January 20, 2017
Thank you, Chair Lujan Grisham. And I thank all of you for being here. I want to thank my colleagues. My colleagues – for the most part, if not all – are children of immigrants. 
January 20, 2017
President Trump had an opportunity today to unite this country in his inaugural remarks. 
January 19, 2017
Let me join Leader Pelosi in thanking Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for bringing to the White House such vision, such commitment, such courage, such civility, such respect for others, such a sense of duty. 
January 17, 2017
Today’s report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office underscores why so many Americans from across the political spectrum are outraged by Republican plans to move forward with a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a workable replacement.  
January 13, 2017
When Democrats were in the Majority in the 111th Congress and enacted the Affordable Care Act, we did so through a fully open process.
January 13, 2017
Instead of launching a partisan retaliatory attack against our government’s nonpartisan ethics watchdog, Republicans in Congress ought to be insisting that the President-Elect abide by the highest standards of ethics and take steps to prevent conflicts of interest from casting a dark cloud over his presidency.  
January 13, 2017
Every American will be affected by this vote. Not just the 20 million people who will lose their insurance immediately, 30 million total lose their insurance. 
January 13, 2017
I think what the Inspector General needs to do is [ask] ‘were the proper policies followed? Do the facts justify the action that was taken?’ Not so much for what happened in the past, but for what ought to be done in the future. 
January 13, 2017
This year, as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we reflect on his legacy and his commitment to nonviolence in the ceaseless pursuit of justice and opportunity for all.  
January 12, 2017
The data released today makes it clear that the Affordable Care Act is helping encourage entrepreneurship and making it easier for people to start small businesses and create jobs in our communities.