Press Releases

April 24, 2017
On this day in 1915, the arrest of Armenian social, political, and intellectual leaders launched a four-year campaign of genocide that took the lives of 1.5 million men, women, and children.
April 23, 2017
As a former Chairman of the Helsinki Commission, I was deeply saddened to learn of the killing of an American OSCE medic in eastern Ukraine from a mine placed by Russian-backed separatists. 
April 23, 2017
Tonight begins the annual observance of Yom Ha'Shoah, a day to mourn the six million Jews murdered during history's most brutal genocide as well as to pay tribute to heroic acts of rescue and resistance. 
April 22, 2017
I was disappointed that the Justice Department chose to interfere in Puerto Rico's planned referendum on statehood.
April 20, 2017
This evening's shooting in Paris will do nothing to dim the lights of liberty, equality, and fraternity that make France a bright light unto the world. 
April 20, 2017
After having to withdraw their disastrous TrumpCare bill last month amid unprecedented public disapproval, President Trump and House Republican leaders should not make the same mistake again next week. 
April 18, 2017
Turkey is a vital NATO ally, and its people deserve the freedoms and democratic institutions of government for which our alliance has fought to uphold. 
April 16, 2017
I am appalled by reports that the governing authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have been detaining LGBT individuals and subjecting them to torture and possibly mass-murder. 
April 15, 2017
Once again, President Trump has selected a nominee to lead an agency that individual believes should not exist and has tried to destroy. 
April 13, 2017
President Trump was right when he declared that 'the longer I'm behind this desk and you have Obamacare, the more I would own it.'  
April 12, 2017
With its veto today of a resolution demanding that Syria cooperate with an investigation into the chemical weapons attack against civilians in Idlib, Russia continues to prop up a murderous and destabilizing regime while helping to cover up a heinous war crime by its ally. 
April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer's comments today are indicative of the extraordinary lack of knowledge, perspective, and sensitivity that the Trump Administration has brought to Washington. 
April 7, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of today’s attack in Stockholm.
April 7, 2017
While this month’s jobs report continues to reflect the strength of the economic recovery inherited by President Trump, it reveals how fragile that recovery is. 
April 6, 2017
Tonight's airstrikes, launched in response to the horrific atrocity of the use of chemical weapons, are not a sufficient answer on their own to the challenge posed by the civil war in Syria and the Assad regime's war crimes. 
April 6, 2017
Today’s procedural changes by Senate Republicans imperils the future of the Senate as a deliberative body and risks eroding the constitutional framework that safeguards the rights and representation of the minority under our system of government. 
April 6, 2017
I continue to be deeply disturbed by the baseless and irresponsible accusations leveled against former National Security Advisor Susan Rice by President Trump. 
April 6, 2017
One might have thought that House Republican leaders had gotten the message when they had to pull their disastrous health care bill from the Floor two weeks ago that the American people do not want to be forced to pay more for less and lose the protections of the Affordable Care Act.  
April 6, 2017
It is entirely appropriate that Chairman Nunes should step aside from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation, something he should have done days ago.  
April 5, 2017
The chemical weapons attack in Syria was a heinous war crime, and the Assad regime must be held accountable.  
April 4, 2017
Today, on Equal Pay Day, I stand in solidarity with women across the country who demand equal pay for equal work.  
April 4, 2017
If reports of a severe chemical weapons strike by the Syrian government against civilians in the Idlib province are true, they represent an outrageous war crime that cannot be allowed to pass without holding its perpetrators accountable.
March 30, 2017
Today, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Burr said that if his committee were to politicize its investigation of Russian interference, the investigation would fail. 
March 30, 2017
Today's Congressional Budget Office report on the long-term budget outlook ought to serve as a warning that Congress must work in a bipartisan way to put America's fiscal house in order.