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November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Co-Chairs Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison on being chosen to continue leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus, along with Whip Barbara Lee and Vice Chairs Sheila Jackson-Lee, Mike Honda, Jan Schakowsky, and David Cicilline.  
November 19, 2014
Rep. G. K. Butterfield is an outstanding choice to serve as the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Ron Kind on his re-election as Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with Vice Chairs Gerry Connolly and Jim Himes. 
November 19, 2014
Today, the Republican Majority unveiled its 2015 House legislative schedule.
November 18, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Linda Sánchez on her election as the next Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and I thank outgoing Chair Rubén Hinojosa for his service and leadership.
November 18, 2014
Thank you very much, Madam Leader. Congratulations on your re-election. Congratulations to all of my colleagues on the expression of confidence the Caucus has given to all of you.
November 18, 2014
I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve as Democratic Whip for the 114th Congress, and I greatly appreciate the support of my Democratic colleagues.
November 17, 2014
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as  a Chief Deputy Whip.
November 13, 2014
I don't think we ought to ignore Republicans at all. They're in the majority, both in the Senate and House in the next Congress, and they're a very important player. The President, as [Senator] Mitch McConnell indicates, is a very important player, and we democrats are going to participate. 
November 5, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter to all Democratic Members today to announce his bid for Democratic Whip:
July 21, 2014
"I'm pleased to announce this year's Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 213,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube," stated Whip Hoyer...
April 2, 2014
“I am very disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning in McCutcheon v. FEC. 
February 26, 2014
At a time when our country continues to face major challenges to its economy, it is very disappointing that the House returned yesterday for a three-week session with no substantive legislation planned to address those challenges.
February 24, 2014
“When the people of southeast Michigan called John Dingell Jr. to serve at the age of 29, he answered that call with determination and grace.
February 18, 2014
“Rep. Gloria Negrette McLeod has been a valued member of our Caucus in the 113th Congress, and I know that she will continue to represent her constituents with distinction during her final months in office. 
February 18, 2014
“I join in thanking Rep. Rush Holt for his fifteen years of service in the United States Congress.
February 13, 2014
“The President came to Congress and gave a State of the Union and said, look, I'm optimistic, we've come a far pace as you've just outlined very well.
January 30, 2014
“I have known my good friend Henry Waxman for almost fifty years.  He is one of the House’s most talented and committed legislators.
January 29, 2014
“I think what the President said [was] we want to work together. But if you don't work, I’m not going to be immobilized, I’m not going to forget that I’m elected by all the people to do things.
January 15, 2014
“For over two decades, Jim Moran has been an outstanding representative for the people of Virginia’s Eighth District.
January 14, 2014
Since coming to Congress in 2009, Bill Owens has served the people of New York’s North Country with distinction and made a lasting impact as an advocate for our veterans and military families, for rural communities, and for achieving a sustainable fiscal future.  
January 13, 2014
“I join in thanking Rep. George Miller for his nearly four decades of service to the people of California in the House of Representatives.  
January 12, 2014
“If, in fact, we want to help the 1.3 million people who on December 28 lost their, in efect, safety net to keep food on their table and their family intact, then [Republicans need to] offer it.
January 8, 2014
“For seventeen years, Mike McIntyre has served the people of North Carolina’s Seventh District with distinction, giving them the full measure of his energy and intellect.
January 8, 2014
“When Carolyn McCarthy came to Congress in 1997, she arrived with a fierce determination to make our communities safer from gun violence and expand opportunities in education, health care, and job creation.