Press Releases

October 21, 2015
“I was deeply disappointed that UNESCO considered a resolution today that denies Jewish history in Israel. 
October 20, 2015
We’re here today because the future of this country is being threatened by the Republican policy of sequestration.
October 16, 2015
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) today announced details of the upcoming Second Congressional Hackathon that will take place next week on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2015
Twenty years ago, the Million Man March raised the consciousness of our nation and made it clear that challenges affecting African Americans could not be ignored by policymakers in Washington. 
October 15, 2015
The continued deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is an issue that hits home for millions of Americans, including those who lost loved-ones since combat operations there began fourteen years ago after the September 11 attacks.  
October 13, 2015
The violent attacks against Israeli civilians over the past several days must not be met with silence from the international community but with strong condemnation.
October 12, 2015
"Yesterday's alleged ballistic missile test by Iran, likely in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions, makes absolutely clear why there must be no ambiguity when it comes to the United States and our partners' willingness to enforce Iran's obligations under UN resolutions and the JCPOA...
October 8, 2015
Leader McCarthy’s announcement is yet another reflection of Republicans’ deep divisions and dysfunction. 
October 7, 2015
I am very disappointed that the Republican House Majority is wasting time and taxpayer dollars by creating a select panel to attack women’s health. 
October 7, 2015
We’re here to send a strong message by Democrats in the House and Senate and by Americans across the country that sequester – that’s a complicated word that I tell people starts with ‘S,’ which stands for stupid – must be replaced. The sequester harms our economy and our national security.
October 5, 2015
I find Alabama’s decision to close thirty-one satellite offices where residents can obtain a driver’s license deeply disturbing in light of that state’s 2011 law requiring every voter to present a state-issued photo identification to prove eligibility to cast a ballot.  
October 5, 2015
Today’s announcement of a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement marks the start of a domestic review process.
October 2, 2015
I join in thanking Secretary Duncan for his service to our country. Under his leadership, the Department of Education has undertaken an ambitious effort to raise standards, promote innovation, and bring hands-on STEM learning into the classroom.  
October 2, 2015
“According to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today, our economy gained 118,000 private sector jobs in September, making it the sixty-seventh straight month of private sector job growth. 
October 1, 2015
This afternoon, the House and Senate received a letter from the Treasury Department providing notice that the extraordinary measures employed to avoid a default on or debt will be exhausted on November 5.
October 1, 2015
I know [Majority Leader McCarthy] doesn't want us to lose jobs. I know he's quoted as saying that the people's voice ought to be heard. 
October 1, 2015
This is my 35th year in the Congress of the United States. I don't know that I voted against, prior to this year, either a defense appropriation bill or defense authorization bill. 
October 1, 2015
Yesterday’s comment by Chairman Chaffetz of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that there is no evidence that Planned Parenthood broke any laws provides yet another reason why Congress should not create a select committee to investigate that organization, which three House standing committees are already examining closely without finding any wrongdoing.  
October 1, 2015
Majority Leader McCarthy’s comments Tuesday evening on the link between the creation of the Select Committee on Benghazi and partisan political attacks against former Secretary Clinton were both disturbing and revelatory.  
September 30, 2015
The House and Senate have now passed a clean, short-term funding bill to avert a shutdown through December 11. 
September 29, 2015
I’m excited to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the tremendous contributions Latinos have made to this country throughout its history.
September 25, 2015
During the nearly five years of his speakership and throughout his twenty-five years in Congress, John Boehner has been a true gentleman and a consistent advocate for the enduring American principle that hard work ought to lead to opportunity.