Press Releases

February 27, 2015
The Senate has sent us a bill, 68-31, over two-thirds of the Senate, which is the bill that the Republicans agreed to out of the Appropriations Committee in December. 
February 26, 2015
The fact of the matter is the CR gives very limited funding ability to the [Department of Homeland Security]. Jeh Johnson, the Secretary [of DHS] has made it very clear this is undermining their ability to act now.
February 25, 2015
When Congress provided for home rule for the District of Columbia more than forty years ago, the objective was to provide residents of our nation’s capital the ability to govern their own local affairs, just as Americans in every other state, county, and municipality do.
February 25, 2015
I appreciate this opportunity to talk about how the budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2016 ought to guide our country in the direction of growth that is felt broadly, expanded opportunity, and a more competitive economy not just for today but for generations to come
February 25, 2015
I was proud to join Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Gwen Moore, and Rep. Denny Heck in introducing a seven-year reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Businesses across the country benefit from the support they receive from the Bank, which helps them access and compete in overseas markets.
February 25, 2015
The Republicans pledged to America that they would not join together very controversial issues with non-controversial issues.
February 20, 2015
With just one week left before the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding, Congress must act swiftly to pass a clean funding measure to ensure our homeland security agencies have the resources needed to meet the challenges we face. 
February 18, 2015
I’ve had the privilege of serving with Rep. Janice Hahn for the past four years, and, in addition to being a good friend, she has been an outstanding Member of the House Democratic Caucus. 
February 18, 2015
Once again, the statistics for this year’s open enrollment period in the federal and state-based health insurance marketplaces demonstrate that Americans are taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act to access quality coverage for themselves, their families, and their employees. 
February 17, 2015
I was disappointed that a judge in Texas issued a stay this morning to delay the President's executive actions on deferred action.
February 13, 2015
There are just two weeks left until the Department of Homeland Security will run out of funding, and it’s time for Republicans to stop playing partisan games with our national security. 
February 12, 2015
Today, Democrats on the Education and Workforce Committee put forward a proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which recognizes the important role the federal government has in supporting local education systems across the country.
February 11, 2015
Today the Congress came together in a spirit of bipartisanship to honor those who marched for voting rights in Selma fifty years ago. 
February 11, 2015
I was proud to cosponsor a bill today to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year at the level agreed to by Democrats and Republicans.
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.