Press Releases

January 22, 2014
"The surest way to strengthen our system of free and fair elections is for the 113th Congress to pass the Voting Rights Amendments Act, which was introduced with bipartisan support last week, without delay.
January 22, 2014
"The surest way to strengthen our system of free and fair elections is for the 113th Congress to pass the Voting Right Act Amendments Act, which was introduced with bipartisan support last week, without delay. 
January 17, 2014
“As we mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, let us recall his inspiring lessons of nonviolence and compassion.  
January 17, 2014
Today the President laid out new steps to protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans and increase transparency of surveillance programs, while upholding his responsibility to keep Americans safe from threats emanating from abroad. 
January 16, 2014
“After the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate the pre-clearance formula under the Voting Rights Act, Congress must act to restore critical protections for minorities, seniors, and students. 
January 16, 2014
“I am very disappointed that the Republican Majority has chosen today to hold the 48th vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act, especially while continuing to ignore a long list of legislative items dealing with our immediate challenges. 
January 15, 2014
“While today’s omnibus appropriations bill does not fully reflect Democrats’ budget priorities, it is a step in the right direction and a compromise that will avert another government shutdown, which is why I voted for it.
January 15, 2014
“Thank you very much Mr. Secretary, Senator Kennedy. Ladies and gentlemen, I am convinced Sen. Kennedy is here [in spirit], and I am convinced that he was absolutely right when he turned to Nancy [Pelosi] and said, and to George Miller who have been such champions of the minimum wage, ‘Yes we just passed the minimum wage, now let’s start working on raising the minimum wage.’ Why did he say that?  
January 15, 2014
“I am pleased that the President is continuing to make investments that support our manufacturing sector a priority.
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
"While 1.3 million Americans who have lost their jobs continue to go without emergency unemployment insurance, Republicans continue to obstruct, delay, and filibuster.  
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 11, 2014
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.  
January 10, 2014
“In the first week of the new session, it is very disappointing that House Republicans have continued to waste time on legislation to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
January 10, 2014
“Today’s report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the private sector continues to create jobs, even while Congress makes little progress toward investing in economic growth and competitiveness.
January 8, 2014
“Senator [Harry] Reid has said they want to do a 90-day extension while we talk about what can be done on a longer term [basis]. 
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.
January 7, 2014
“For the 1.4 million Americans who have lost emergency unemployment insurance and the thousands more who stand to lose them each week Congress fails to act, today’s Senate vote is a reminder that Democrats are still working hard on their behalf and will not give up until their benefits are restored.  
January 6, 2014
I join in congratulating Janet Yellen on her confirmation as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve.
January 2, 2014
“Our manufacturing sector continues to grow in spite of a lack of serious action by Congress to provide certainty and invest in competitiveness, and today’s report by the Institute for Supply Management ought to be taken as a call to action.