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March 15, 2017
With the debt limit reinstated at midnight, it is critical that Democrats and Republicans in Congress work together to pass a clean debt limit extension before the Treasury Department’s extraordinary measures are exhausted.
March 14, 2017
If they had proof, it seems to me they would have disclosed it to the Congress, but more importantly to the American people and President Trump would have been happy to do that.
March 13, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent a letter today to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) urging Republican leadership to respect the role of the Congressional Budget Office as an independent and nonpartisan arbiter, and urge their members to do the same. 
March 13, 2017
No matter how Republicans try to spin it, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score released today makes clear that the American people will have to pay more for less under their plan.
March 10, 2017
Never before have I seen a presidency so out of touch with American values and the responsibility our government has to serve the American people. 
March 9, 2017
Today, House Republicans sidestepped the regular order they promised the American people and passed their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act out of both the Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees.
March 8, 2017
The bill that the Republicans have offered will literally have Americans paying more and getting less.
March 7, 2017
Under the regular order that Speaker Ryan promised would govern the House on his watch, the proper procedure is for a committee markup on major legislation to take place after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has had an opportunity to analyze it and release an estimate of its cost and economic impact.  
March 7, 2017
Well, thank you very much [Rep.] Cheri [Bustos] and thanks for the work that you’re doing on communications and making sure that the message gets out to the American people so they can take their views made to the Congress in an informed way.
March 7, 2017
This evening, I was proud to join my colleagues in supporting bipartisan legislation to name the Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago after our friend and former Delegate Eni Faleomavaega, who sadly passed away on February 22. 
March 6, 2017
Tonight, after seven years of claiming to have a workable replacement for the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans showed their hand, and it is empty.
March 2, 2017
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) asked Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy where House Republicans are hiding their draft legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is reportedly being marked up in committee next week.
March 1, 2017
I don't know what's going to happen because the Republicans have been talking about that for six years, about how they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 
February 28, 2017
Tonight, President Trump stood before the United States Congress and gave a speech long on rhetoric but short on any real policy agenda.
February 28, 2017
Tonight, President Trump stood before the United States Congress and gave a speech long on rhetoric but short on any real policy agenda.  
February 28, 2017
I’m not surprised [President Trump said he will discuss immigration reform]. Other than it's always surprising to hear Donald Trump say what he is for and against because it changes on a relevant basis.
February 27, 2017
Tonight, House Republicans voted unanimously to deny the American people access to the secrets hidden in President Trump's tax returns. 
February 27, 2017
I am pleased to welcome Miss Ojewumi as my guest for tomorrow evening’s joint address to Congress
February 27, 2017
The budget proposals released by the Trump Administration today double-down on the rejection of math, economics, and common sense that made Republican budgets unrealistic and ill-conceived over the last several years.
February 24, 2017
The leaked draft of House Republicans’ reconciliation bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is so glaringly dangerous that even the Republican-controlled Senate would be unlikely to pass it.  
February 23, 2017
Reports that the Trump White House sought to pressure the FBI into making a public statement to minimize an investigation into the President's possible connections - and that of his campaign last year - with Russia and Russian intelligence officials ought to alarm every American, regardless of party or ideology. 
February 22, 2017
I am deeply disappointed by the Trump Administration's decision to rescind important protections for transgender students. 
February 21, 2017
President Trump's blueprint for mass deportation does nothing to keep Americans safe.