Press Releases

May 23, 2014
Today, the World Trade Organization issued an important ruling that makes clear that China must cease its unfair practice of imposing trade barriers against America’s auto industry. 
May 23, 2014
I join in congratulating Secretary Shaun Donovan on his nomination to serve as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
May 23, 2014
On Sunday, we mark the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, which I was proud to cosponsor and work to pass in the days after Democrats took control of Congress.
May 22, 2014
The USA Freedom Act that passed the House today takes significant steps to address concerns over the intelligence community’s information-gathering programs.
May 22, 2014
While I supported the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act when it passed the House today, I share many of the Obama Administration’s concerns as well as those of House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith that this bill does not reflect the hard choices necessary to achieve fiscal sustainability.
May 21, 2014
Fired up? What we don’t want is our globe fired up. We want to be fired up so that it will not be fired up.
May 21, 2014
While we opposed the establishment of a Select Committee in the first place, I support Leader Pelosi’s decision to appoint these five Democratic Members to participate on the panel.
May 20, 2014
The announcement of up to $50 million in humanitarian assistance pledged by the Obama Administration for refugees from South Sudan reaffirms our country’s commitment to the cause of peace, economic development, and human rights in the region and across the continent of Africa.
May 16, 2014
For twenty years, CAPAC has been a leading voice within the Democratic Caucus for equal opportunity, civil rights, and economic growth, and I have been as proud to work closely with its Members in the 113th Congress as I was to partner with former Rep. Norman Mineta and CAPAC’s original founding Members in 1994.
May 16, 2014
Sixty years ago tomorrow, the Supreme Court issued its historic, unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, ending the shameful practice of legal segregation in schools throughout our country.
May 13, 2014
Promoting the growth of U.S. exports remains one of the core components of the Make It in America plan for jobs and competitiveness, and I welcome the Administration’s announcement today of a new phase in the National Export Initiative.
May 9, 2014
I was proud to vote for H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act, which passed the House today with a bipartisan vote of 360-45.  This legislation ensures quality, equity, and transparency in the federal Charter School Program. 
May 8, 2014
I am deeply disappointed that House Republicans continue to politicize a national tragedy.
May 8, 2014
No one should doubt where Congress stands on the brutal kidnapping of nearly 300 girls and young women in Nigeria, but this resolution, which I am proud to cosponsor, will make it very clear that America remains committed to helping bring them home and ensuring that their plight will not fade from the world’s attention
May 6, 2014
I strongly condemn the recent kidnapping of more than 300 teenage girls in Nigeria.  Their abduction at the hands of extremists must not be met with silence or complacence on the part of the Nigerian government or the international community.
May 6, 2014
This morning, there was a room available for some of the citizens of our country to come to Washington and their Capitol – their Capitol, with their office building, and their office and tell their story. They cut us off.
May 6, 2014
The release today of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment is an important step toward fulfilling the goals of the Climate Action Plan President Obama laid out last June.  
May 5, 2014
As Israelis mark sixty-six years of independence, I join in celebrating with them and with the millions of Jews around the world who look to the modern State of Israel as the fulfillment of a 2,000 year-old dream.
May 5, 2014
I join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of the historic Battle of Puebla and an occasion of great pride for millions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. 
May 1, 2014
Once again, the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report shows that our manufacturing sector is growing at a strong pace, continuing to demonstrate resilience even in the face of uncertainty caused by gridlock in Congress.  American manufacturers want to make more of their products here and sell them around the country and across the world – and, in the process, invest in new facilities, new hiring, and innovation. 
May 1, 2014
I join in celebrating the start of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is observed throughout May.
May 1, 2014
Throughout May, we honor the contributions by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our history, economy, culture, government, and society. 
April 30, 2014
I am very disappointed that Senate Republicans voted today to block consideration of a bill to give American workers the raise they deserve.
April 30, 2014
With our economy growing at a far slower pace than expected in the first quarter of the year, Congress must take stock of missed opportunities to boost growth in order to put more Americans back to work.