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January 13, 2017
I think what the Inspector General needs to do is [ask] ‘were the proper policies followed? Do the facts justify the action that was taken?’ Not so much for what happened in the past, but for what ought to be done in the future. 
January 12, 2017
The data released today makes it clear that the Affordable Care Act is helping encourage entrepreneurship and making it easier for people to start small businesses and create jobs in our communities.  
January 12, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise out of a deep concern, not only for the thirty million Americans who will lose access to health coverage and the tens of millions of others who will see their costs rise if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. 
January 10, 2017
I want to thank Mr. [Will] Hurd for his work, which has been ongoing and continuing work on this issue and on this particular program. 
January 10, 2017
Yesterday’s analysis by the Office of Management and Budget exposes Republicans’ budget resolution for the gimmick it is: nothing more than a partisan effort to take health coverage away from tens of millions of Americans that never achieves balance and adds $9.5 trillion to our national debt over the next ten years. 
January 9, 2017
As Republicans move forward with their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement, House Democrats will continue to highlight what is at stake for millions of Americans. 
January 5, 2017
I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise today to reiterate the strong, bipartisan support for our ally Israel in the United States Congress.  
January 4, 2017
Before the vote on December 23, I had urged President Obama and Secretary Kerry to use the United States's veto power at the U.N. Security Council to defeat Resolution 2334.  
January 3, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I’m deeply concerned by a number of controversial provisions included by the Majority in the rules they have proposed for the 115th Congress.  
January 3, 2017
The budget resolution introduced today by Senate Republicans represents a brazenly cynical use of the federal budget process to advance the political aim of repealing the Affordable Care Act.  
January 3, 2017
As the 115th Congress convenes today, Americans are deeply worried about the future and are looking to their Representatives to work together to craft responsible, just, and wise policies that heal the divisions of the recent election and renew faith in government to be a force for good in Americans’ lives.  
January 3, 2017
Eliminating the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics, as House Republicans proposed to do without notice or debate, would have been a dangerous and ill-conceived move.  
January 3, 2017
I am deeply concerned by House Republicans’ decision in the dead of night to strip away the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.
December 21, 2016
The legislation introduced yesterday by House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Engel and Representative Connolly reflects a deep concern in Congress and among the American people that a foreign power acted to undermine our election and influence it in favor of a particular candidate.  
December 19, 2016
As you know, we treat House Delegates and the Resident Commissioner for almost all purposes the same as we treat all other Members.
December 12, 2016
Reports of a CIA assessment that Russia tried to sway our election through hacks and then selectively releasing information are extremely alarming. 
December 8, 2016
While I believe the House took the appropriate action today to prevent another unnecessary government shutdown, I believe that passing yet another continuing resolution is not the right approach to funding our government.  
December 6, 2016
While I'm pleased that the House did not proceed with a resolution of impeachment against Commissioner Koskinen, I find it shameful that the House even considered such a step without any evidence of wrongdoing and for purely partisan motivations that even a majority of Republican Members opposed.  
December 6, 2016
I join in congratulating Rep. Luján on his re-election as DCCC chair and Reps. Cárdenas, Jeffries, Bustos, and Cicilline on joining the expanded Democratic leadership team, and I thank all those who stepped up to run. 
December 2, 2016
I’m glad to support this defense authorization bill, which includes important provisions to strengthen our military so it will continue to be well prepared to meet the global security challenges of the twenty-first century.  
December 2, 2016
I join in congratulating Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on her election as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for the 115th Congress, and I thank Rep. Linda Sánchez for her service as the current Chair.  
December 1, 2016
The Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) continue to be among the fiercest defenders in the Congress of every American’s right to achieve the American Dream, and I look forward to working closely with its newly elected leadership slate for the next two years.  
December 1, 2016
I want to congratulate my friend, Rep. Jim Himes, on his election as the next Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with the newly elected Vice-Chairs for the 115th Congress: Reps. Suzan DelBene, Derek Kilmer, Jared Polis, and Terri Sewell.  
November 30, 2016
I join in congratulating Rep. Cedric Richmond on his election as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 115th Congress, as well as Vice Chairs Andre Carson and Karen Bass, Secretary Brenda Lawrence, and Whip Gwen Moore.