Press Releases

April 15, 2015
I was proud to be on hand for today's hearing by the Congressional Progressive Caucus on wage stagnation.
April 15, 2015
Today marks the 100th day of the 114th Congress, and the Republican Majority’s record of dysfunction and partisanship has been deeply disappointing for the American people.
April 15, 2015
Today is the last opportunity for millions of Americans to file their taxes, and for many it is a reminder of the tangible contribution each of us makes in making the country we love safer, stronger, and more reflective of its core values.
April 14, 2015
I am pleased that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has unanimously approved a compromise reached by Senators Cardin and Corker that the Administration has said would be signed if passed by Congress.
April 14, 2015
Today, on Equal Pay Day, we rededicate ourselves to the task of ensuring that working men and women have equal access to the opportunities that allow them to achieve the American Dream.
April 10, 2015
Tomorrow marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give all children – no matter their background – access to a quality education.  
April 8, 2015
I have been privileged to serve alongside Lois Capps for seventeen years.
April 6, 2015
“I am proud to stand with the President and with immigrant families by joining this amicus brief,” Whip Hoyer said.  
April 2, 2015
I will be looking very closely at the details of the framework reached today with Iran. 
March 31, 2015
As we mark the 88th birthday of the late César Chávez, I join in celebrating his achievements and his extraordinary life.
March 30, 2015
I am deeply disturbed by the enactment of a law in Indiana that, when it goes into effect, will almost certainly permit businesses in that state to discriminate against and deny service to LGBT Americans.
March 27, 2015
For nearly three decades, Harry Reid has brought to the United States Senate his intellect, his principled leadership, and his indefatigable approach to public service.
March 26, 2015
Mr. Speaker, we just passed a bipartisan bill that addressed an issue, as the previous speaker said, that needed to be addressed. 
March 26, 2015
I think all of my colleagues here are extraordinarily proud to be standing here with [Rep.] Luis Gutiérrez, who has done such an extraordinary job of not only pressing for comprehensive immigration reform but pressing for this country to treat its people fairly, smartly and, as he says, not excuse wrong doing but to welcome and to ensure that those who are here making a difference for America are treated consistent with the President’s policy. 
March 25, 2015
I’m pleased to join with Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other House Democrats to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act today in the 114th Congress, and I thank Senator Barbara Mikulski for reintroducing it in the Senate. 
March 24, 2015
The Affordable Care Act adopted five years ago yesterday is good for people, but it’s also good for the economy, and it’s been good for our budget. 
March 23, 2015
The House Democratic budget proposal unveiled today by Ranking Member Van Hollen is a responsible alternative to Republicans’ short-sighted proposal to disinvest in America’s future while pursuing a strategy of selective sequestration. 
March 23, 2015
Five years ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, opening the door to quality, affordable healthcare for millions of Americans. 
March 20, 2015
There is no reason why the Senate cannot vote immediately on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be our nation's next Attorney General.
March 19, 2015
I’m pleased to be joining Civil Rights Movement hero Rep. John Lewis, Assistant Leader Clyburn, Ranking Member Conyers, and Ranking Member Brady today to reintroduce the Voter Empowerment Act.
March 19, 2015
Thank you very much, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. We appreciate your leadership on this, and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers and former Ways and Means Ranking Member Charlie Rangel, two of the senior Members of the Congress of the United States who have been here a long time.
March 19, 2015
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Joaquin Castro will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as a Chief Deputy Whip.