Press Releases

September 9, 2015
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Department of Housing and Urban Development to ‘make sure that every family in America lives in a home of dignity and a neighborhood of pride, a community of opportunity, and a city of promise and hope.’
September 9, 2015
Like my colleagues, I have been spending much time analyzing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached with Iran. 
September 8, 2015
 For months now, I’ve been urging in my colloquy with the Majority Leader [Kevin McCarthy] that he sit down or Mr. Boehner sit down with us to agree on a compromise on what number can be used in order for us to pass a continuing resolution or appropriations bills to keep our government funded and operating on behalf of the American people. 
September 4, 2015
This Labor Day, I join in thanking the hardworking men and women who have made our nation’s growth and prosperity possible and continue to strengthen our position in the global economy. 
September 4, 2015
This morning’s jobs report once again shows an economy adding private sector jobs, with 140,000 created in August, representing the sixty-sixth consecutive month of private sector job gains - and the unemployment rate falling to 5.1%.  
September 3, 2015
I join in thanking Jerry Hartz for his nearly three decades of service to the House of Representatives.
August 28, 2015
Ten years ago, the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast endured one of the most powerful and destructive hurricanes in our history, taking more than 1,800 lives and destroying entire neighborhoods. 
August 26, 2015
Ninety-five years ago, a milestone victory was achieved for democracy in America and for the courageous women from across the nation who stood up, spoke out, marched, protested, and endured unjust imprisonment while demanding the equal right to vote.  
August 19, 2015
After over a year and a half of civil conflict in South Sudan, the signing of a peace agreement by the opposition and other stakeholders earlier this week is welcome news. 
August 19, 2015
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Congressman Louis B. Stokes. An inspiration to many, Rep. Stokes was a true public servant. He broke barriers throughout his career, including becoming the first African American to represent Ohio and the first African American to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where I was proud to serve alongside him as he used his position to fight for the most vulnerable Americans.
August 14, 2015
Eight decades ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, providing peace of mind to seniors that they would not spend their final years in poverty.
August 14, 2015
Tomorrow, we mark seventy years since the end of the Second World War, a conflict that saw the forces of freedom and democracy overcome those of fascism and totalitarianism. 
August 12, 2015
Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of our colleagues toured an Iron Dome battery, a key pillar of Israel’s military defenses.
August 7, 2015
Today’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks the sixty-fifth consecutive month of private sector job growth.
August 3, 2015
Today’s announcement of the President’s Clean Power Plan represents an important step toward a cleaner and more sustainable future for America and the world. 
August 3, 2015
I look forward to again traveling to Israel to reaffirm the United States’ unbreakable bond with our ally Israel and to continue learning more about the challenges in the region.
July 31, 2015
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined 177 House Democrats in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) calling on the Department to end its controversial Family Detention Program. 
July 30, 2015
Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed into law legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid.