Press Releases

January 3, 2017
Eliminating the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics, as House Republicans proposed to do without notice or debate, would have been a dangerous and ill-conceived move.  
January 3, 2017
I am deeply concerned by House Republicans’ decision in the dead of night to strip away the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.
January 2, 2017
Thank you very much, Leader. I appreciate your convening this call and including our leadership on there; the three committees are so relevant to what the Republicans are trying to do.
December 28, 2016
I was reassured to hear that Secretary Kerry today did not call for further action by the Security Council. 
December 27, 2016
I urged the Administration to veto the recently passed U.N. Security Council resolution regarding Israel and settlements. 
December 23, 2016
As a proud leader of the bipartisan coalition in Congress in support of our ally Israel, I am extremely disappointed by this action and today's vote. 
December 22, 2016
This morning, I reached out to the President and urged him to veto the resolution that was expected to receive a vote today in the U.N. Security Council. 
December 21, 2016
The legislation introduced yesterday by House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Engel and Representative Connolly reflects a deep concern in Congress and among the American people that a foreign power acted to undermine our election and influence it in favor of a particular candidate.  
December 19, 2016
The people of Berlin and all of Germany are in my thoughts and prayers tonight. 
December 19, 2016
As you know, we treat House Delegates and the Resident Commissioner for almost all purposes the same as we treat all other Members.
December 18, 2016
If President-Elect Trump wishes to implement his economic agenda, which nonpartisan budget experts have said would create unprecedented deficits, it is surprising that he would choose someone like Rep. Mick Mulvaney to serve as his budget director. 
December 16, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) yesterday joined a bipartisan letter to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power along with nineteen other Members of Congress urging the imposition of an arms embargo against South Sudan.  
December 14, 2016
The President-Elect continues to appoint individuals who are either unqualified or who have denigrated the Department they were nominated to lead.  
December 14, 2016
Earlier this year, a candidate for President of the United States asked ‘What is Aleppo?’  The answer is: a tragedy.  
December 13, 2016
I am very disappointed at the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. 
December 12, 2016
Reports of a CIA assessment that Russia tried to sway our election through hacks and then selectively releasing information are extremely alarming. 
December 9, 2016
Working Americans should be disappointed by President-Elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Labor.  
December 9, 2016
I am glad that President Obama is ordering a full review of Russian hacking and interference in our election, following the letter that I and other senior House Democrats sent earlier this week. 
December 9, 2016
I’m glad that President Obama has responded to the letter that I and other Democratic Members sent this week asking for civilian-military pay parity by announcing that all federal employees will be receiving a 2.1% pay increase next year. 
December 8, 2016
Today, we lost a great American with the passing of former Sen. John Glenn.  
December 8, 2016
While I believe the House took the appropriate action today to prevent another unnecessary government shutdown, I believe that passing yet another continuing resolution is not the right approach to funding our government.