Press Releases

January 13, 2015
Well, very frankly, we have on the Floor this week, as you know, the funding of the Department of Homeland Security, which is designed to keep our country and our people safe.
January 12, 2015
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson laid out his vision of robust federal investment in public education as a central component of the War on Poverty, marking the beginning of the successful effort to pass the bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. 
January 9, 2015
I commend the President for appointing David Cohen as the next Deputy Director of the CIA. 
January 9, 2015
Since President Obama took office, our nation has seen a jobs recovery that has created over 11 million jobs over fifty-eight consecutive months of private sector job growth.
January 9, 2015
One of the things [Secretary] Larry Summers said that I absolutely agree with is confidence is in and of itself an economic booster, and what we've been doing in Washington for too many years is undermining confidence.
January 7, 2015
I join in standing with the people of Paris and our oldest ally France in the wake of the tragic and heinous attack against the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine this morning.
January 7, 2015
‘Facing the rising sun upon a new day begun.’ What an extraordinary group of Americans I have as my colleagues to face that rising sun with new challenges and new opportunities.
January 6, 2015
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States convened, providing the House with a new opportunity to address the challenges we face together. 
January 4, 2015
Senator Edward Brooke was a man of principle and political courage.
December 19, 2014
I’m pleased that the Senate is following the House’s lead in supporting the actions of the Bulk Data Task Force, which was created in a bipartisan effort in 2012 to make legislative data more open and accessible.
December 19, 2014
We treat House Delegates and the Resident Commissioner as we treat all other Members for almost all purposes.
December 18, 2014
Today’s executive order is an important step forward in responding to the recent tragedies in Ferguson, New York, and other cities with careful and thoughtful steps to enhance police training and strengthen trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
December 17, 2014
I join in praising the release of Alan Gross and express tremendous relief at his safe return to his family.
December 17, 2014
I join in thanking Raj Shah for his service these past five years as Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. 
December 17, 2014
I am pleased that the Senate has finally confirmed three of the four commissioners to lead the Election Assistance Commission after a disturbingly long vacancy period. 
December 17, 2014
I join in congratulating Jonathan Stivers on his confirmation as USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia last night.
December 17, 2014
I am very disappointed that the Senate failed to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it adjourned for the year. 
December 16, 2014
Today’s heinous attack against schoolchildren and teachers in Peshawar ought to be condemned universally in the strongest possible terms.
December 16, 2014
I join in congratulating Dr. Vivek Murthy on his confirmation as U.S. Surgeon General.
December 11, 2014
We have time to return to the Rules Committee, pass out a rule which strikes these two provisions, and pass the bill. 
December 10, 2014
I am glad that the House finally acted on a multi-year reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. 
December 9, 2014
When this new house convenes on January 6, it will be the first in 59 years not to include the distinguished dean of this House, Mr. John Dingell of Michigan.
December 9, 2014
December 9, 2014
For generations, American men and women have fought and died on the field of battle to uphold the highest principles of justice and human rights that our nation embodies – not only for Americans but for oppressed people throughout the world.