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May 2, 2017
The bill House Republicans just passed would end overtime pay as American workers know it.
May 2, 2017
Today, I’m proud to join Rep. David Cicilline and the LGBT Equality Caucus to cosponsor the Equality Act in the 115th Congress. 
May 1, 2017
A nation of immigrants. We say that, and we say it with pride. 
May 1, 2017
This evening, Israelis will gather to begin marking the sixty-ninth anniversary of their independence, joined by many in America and around the world who look to Israel as a beacon of hope and the triumph of Jewish self-determination after generations of exile and persecution. 
May 1, 2017
I join in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, when Americans of all backgrounds pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions of our country’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.
April 26, 2017
“This was a very important meeting,” said Whip Hoyer.  
April 25, 2017
I was proud to join my colleagues in cosponsoring this resolution.
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
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 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 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 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.  
March 29, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of American U.N. worker Michael Sharp and his Swedish colleague Zaida Catalan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
March 22, 2017
I am closely following the news from London, and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
March 15, 2017
I’m not at all surprised that a federal judge has blocked the Trump Administration’s revised travel ban from taking effect, mirroring the rulings that blocked the previous ban. 
March 10, 2017
Never before have I seen a presidency so out of touch with American values and the responsibility our government has to serve the American people. 
March 8, 2017
Today, Americans across the country are marking International Women’s Day in different ways.
March 1, 2017
Reports that House Republicans are planning to hold a markup of their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act next week, if true, demonstrate that they are not listening to their constituents at home. 
March 1, 2017
This year, we mark Women’s History Month proud of the milestones of the past but filled even more with a determination to secure the future of equality and opportunity yet to be achieved. 
March 1, 2017
I don't know what's going to happen because the Republicans have been talking about that for six years, about how they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 
February 28, 2017
Tonight, President Trump stood before the United States Congress and gave a speech long on rhetoric but short on any real policy agenda.
February 28, 2017
I’m not surprised [President Trump said he will discuss immigration reform]. Other than it's always surprising to hear Donald Trump say what he is for and against because it changes on a relevant basis.
February 28, 2017
The dramatic increase in threats against synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, Jewish Community Centers, and schools this week has been deeply troubling.