Press Releases

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.  
January 12, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise out of a deep concern, not only for the thirty million Americans who will lose access to health coverage and the tens of millions of others who will see their costs rise if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. 
January 11, 2017
I am pleased that the Obama Administration has taken this first step to investigate Colombia’s failure to comply with the labor provisions of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement and support the Department of Labor’s call for follow-on action.  
January 10, 2017
I want to thank Mr. [Will] Hurd for his work, which has been ongoing and continuing work on this issue and on this particular program. 
January 10, 2017
In his eight years as President of the United States, Barack Obama showed our country and the world what it means to lead.  
January 10, 2017
Yesterday’s analysis by the Office of Management and Budget exposes Republicans’ budget resolution for the gimmick it is: nothing more than a partisan effort to take health coverage away from tens of millions of Americans that never achieves balance and adds $9.5 trillion to our national debt over the next ten years. 
January 10, 2017
I am deeply disappointed that Republicans refused to vote together with Democrats to bring to the Floor the Protecting Our Democracy Act. 
January 9, 2017
As Republicans move forward with their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement, House Democrats will continue to highlight what is at stake for millions of Americans. 
January 6, 2017
As the situation continues to unfold at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were killed or injured in today’s shooting, as well as with those brave first responders who worked to save lives.  
January 6, 2017
“This report is damning.  Our intelligence agencies have done their work and done it well.  There can be no refuting the hard facts: Russia hacked our election, seeking to undermine America’s democratic and electoral institutions.  Donald Trump has claimed that it could have been any of a number of nations or even a rogue individual who engaged in these cyberattacks. 
January 6, 2017
The magnitude of Russian interference in our recent election demands an independent investigative commission, and today I am joining with more than 150 of my House colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to establish such a body. 
January 6, 2017
I think there's a real danger that is occurring where Donald Trump is either not getting briefings because he thinks they're irrelevant and he knows more than the intelligence agencies, or he has the intelligence agency briefings and denies their findings… and undermines the confidence they have in themselves and undermines the confidence Americans have in our intelligence agencies.