Press Releases

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.
June 26, 2015
Today, the Supreme Court recognized the fundamental right of every loving couple to marry and have those marriages recognized equally across our country. 
June 25, 2015
Two years ago, the equal access of every American to vote in our elections was dealt a serious blow by the Supreme Court, which invalidated part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that Congress passed and President Johnson signed in the wake of “Bloody Sunday” and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965.  
June 25, 2015
Today, the Supreme Court affirmed what those who wrote the Affordable Care Act already knew – that subsidies to help Americans afford health insurance premiums are to be made available to all Americans, whether they get their health care through the federal marketplace or through state-based marketplaces.
June 24, 2015
There is no more important act in our democracy than casting one’s vote and having one’s voice heard equally in our government, which is why I’m pleased that Reps. Terri Sewell, John Lewis, Linda Sanchez, and Judy Chu introduced legislation today to restore the voting rights protections struck down by the Supreme Court two years ago this week.