Press Releases

July 21, 2015
Five years ago, the Democratic-led Congress and President Obama successfully took action, over strong Republican opposition, to address many of the problems that led to the financial crisis in 2008 and the deepest recession in a generation.
July 16, 2015
Today, the Senate took a major step forward to promote the full-service community schools model across the country, adopting as an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act the language of the Full Service Community Schools Act that I’ve introduced for several years in the House. 
July 16, 2015
I’m proud to join my colleagues today in introducing the Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act.
July 15, 2015
While the House took action to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from expiring at the end of this month, which would have put thousands of construction jobs in jeopardy and undermined key investments to maintain our nation’s highway and transit network infrastructure, we cannot continue to go from short-term fix to short-term fix. 
July 14, 2015
I was pleased to see that today’s Mid-Session Review by the Office of Management and Budget predicts a deficit for 2015 $128 billion lower than anticipated by the President’s budget.  
July 14, 2015
With the announcement tonight of an agreement with Iran, it is now up to Members of Congress to work carefully through every detail, particularly given Iran’s likelihood to exploit any ambiguity or loophole to its benefit and to the detriment of the security of America, Israel, and our allies in Europe and the Gulf.
July 13, 2015
The Secretary of Defense's announcement that a working group will be established to study the implications of permitting transgender Americans to serve openly in our military is welcome news.  
July 10, 2015
This week we mark the twentieth anniversary of the genocidal murder of more than 8,000 innocent Bosnian Muslims – including children – by Bosnian Serb military and paramilitary forces in Srebrenica, a heinous act that shocked the conscience of the world.
July 10, 2015
This week, as South Sudanese celebrate the fourth anniversary of their independence, I join in calling on President Kiir and former Vice President Machar to stop the violence and work together to bring their nation the peace, stability, and leadership it deserves. 
July 10, 2015
Our Task Force was honored to have Mr. King join us today to speak about his father’s legacy and his own work to carry that legacy forward.
July 9, 2015
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) held the first hearing in a series of hearings called “Make It In America: What’s Next?” 
July 9, 2015
It is appalling that House Republicans stealthily offered an amendment to the FY2016 Interior Appropriations bill last night that would require the National Park Service to continue allowing the display or sale of the Confederate flag – less than twenty-four hours after the House adopted amendments restricting its use. That racist, divisive flag of slavery, segregation, and secession is not an appropriate symbol to sell or fly in our National Parks and cemeteries run by the National Park Service
July 8, 2015
I am disappointed that House Republicans advanced a flawed and partisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that disinvests in America’s public schools. 
July 2, 2015
For the sixty-fourth consecutive month, our economy continues to create private-sector jobs, with 223,000 more added in June.
June 30, 2015
I applaud the proposed rule announced today to raise the overtime eligibility threshold so that more American workers can bring home the higher wages they have earned. 
June 29, 2015
Today marks the beginning of House Democrats’ sixth annual Online All-Star Competition, a three-week competition among Members of the Democratic Caucus to increase online engagement and reach constituents through social media.