Press Releases

February 11, 2015
Twenty-five years ago, Nelson Mandela took his first steps into freedom from captivity on Robben Island, where he had been held as a political prisoner for eighteen of his twenty-seven years behind bars.
February 11, 2015
This morning, the President sent Congress the text of a resolution to authorize continued military operations against ISIL, in response to bipartisan calls for a new AUMF that addresses the threats we face today.  
February 11, 2015
Today’s announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman ought to be welcome news to our nation’s manufacturers and agricultural exporters.  
February 10, 2015
Too many workers are being left out in the cold, and we need to make sure we come in from the cold.
February 6, 2015
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today, 267,000 new private sector jobs were created in January, marking the fifty-ninth consecutive month of increases and the eleventh consecutive month above 200,000. 
February 5, 2015
There really is no controversy with respect to the funding of the Homeland Security Department. 
February 5, 2015
This is a critically important issue for our country, for our people, for families, and, certainly, for our children.
February 3, 2015
This week, Republican dysfunction on immigration is on full display.
February 2, 2015
In his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal, President Obama laid out a vision for investing in our nation’s future and ensuring that working families have the economic security they need. 
February 2, 2015
We mark Black History Month this year by celebrating the legacy of the thousands who braved violence and intimidation a half-century ago when they stood up for the equal right to vote. 
January 28, 2015
I was proud to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court today in the case of King v. Burwell along with other Members of Congress involved in writing the law in 2010 and with state legislators who participated in decisions on whether to launch state-based marketplaces.
January 27, 2015
Today, as we mark the tenth International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I join in remembering and honoring the six million Jews and millions of others who were victims of Nazi genocide. 
January 26, 2015
I’m proud to be joining my colleagues here today to re-introduce the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act. 
January 26, 2015
Today’s Budget and Economic Outlook report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows how much progress we have made over the past few years to bring down budget deficits – yet it also reminds us how much work is left to tackle our long-term, structural debt.  
January 22, 2015
I am very disappointed that the House Republican Majority plans to bring to the Floor next week legislation that would undermine efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform, and I will be whipping against it.  
January 22, 2015
Today, I am re-introducing legislation to provide House Delegates and the Resident Commissioner with the right to vote in the Committee of the Whole House so that the nearly five million Americans they represent have a voice in Congress.
January 21, 2015
I join in congratulating my friend Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard on her appointment as Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, making her the first Latina to be the senior-most Democrat on any appropriations subcommittee. 
January 20, 2015
This evening, President Obama laid out a vision of an America that prioritizes a strong and growing middle class. 
January 16, 2015
Just two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Windsor that the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution requires the Federal government to recognize all lawfully married couples.  Today’s announcement by the Supreme Court means that the nation’s highest court will now rule on one of the most critical civil rights issues of the 21st century: Whether all loving and committed couples will have the same opportunity to marry under state law. 
January 16, 2015
On Monday, we will honor the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired his fellow Americans with an impassioned call for justice and equality. 
January 14, 2015
I was deeply disappointed that the House passed an appropriation bill for the Department of Homeland Security that included partisan, poison-pill amendments to deport DREAMers and tear immigrant families apart. 
January 14, 2015
I am deeply concerned and disappointed by comments from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte that Congress does not need to take corrective action to address the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Shelby v Holder, which guts one of the most important and effective provisions ever enacted to combat voter discrimination.