Press Releases

June 17, 2015
I want to thank Rep. Jim McGovern for his work to ensure that Congress plays a role in shaping the scope of our military engagement overseas. 
June 16, 2015
The Long-Term Budget Outlook released today by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is a chilling and powerful reminder of the consequences of continued partisanship.  
June 15, 2015
Three years ago, President Obama took a bold and decisive step in the face of inaction by the Republican-led House on immigration to create the DACA program that has helped nearly 700,000 DREAMers remain in this country.
June 12, 2015
I have long supported lowering trade barriers, which helps American businesses and workers compete on a level playing field in overseas markets. 
June 11, 2015
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released a video unveiling a new, free app to provide Members of Congress, staff, the press, and the public with live updates and news on what’s happening on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. 
June 10, 2015
Under the leadership and vision of Dr. James Billington, the Library of Congress has made extraordinary and enduring contributions to education, culture, and the arts in our country.
June 10, 2015
My father immigrated to this country in the 1930’s as a young man. He came here for the same reasons so many others did – and still do – to seek a better life in a land of opportunity and freedom.
June 9, 2015
Throughout the month of June, I join in celebrating LGBT Pride Month, an opportunity to honor the contributions gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans have made to our communities, our country, and our world.
June 5, 2015
This morning’s jobs report tells the story of an economic recovery that continues to advance, with 262,000 private sector jobs created in May.
June 4, 2015
As you’ve heard, we have just three weeks or twelve legislative days until the Export-Import Bank shuts down – not entirely, as Congressman [Heck] indicated, but for all intents and purposes of new loans. We must not let that happen.
June 2, 2015
When Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act twenty-five years ago, it represented a seminal moment in the history of civil rights in our country.
June 1, 2015
It is a time not only for LGBT Americans to celebrate how much has been achieved toward equality but also for the parents, children, siblings, friends, and extended families of LGBT individuals to express pride in their loved ones’ courage and determination to live their lives openly.
June 1, 2015
"I am deeply disappointed that the new Senate Republican Majority has taken the irresponsible route of allowing key national security protections to expire.
May 27, 2015
I am extremely concerned by reports of unacceptable conditions for families in detention centers.
May 21, 2015
We are writing in response to Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s (R-Texas) op-ed “If everything is a priority, nothing is” (May 18).
May 19, 2015
Today should have been a joyful day for immigrant families across the country, when undocumented parents with children who are American citizens would have been able to begin applying for deferred action through the Administration’s new DAPA program, halting their risk of deportation.  
May 19, 2015
I thank Secretary Castro for joining the Task force today to discuss how HUD is working to expand access to housing, help more Americans attain homeownership, and alleviate poverty in our communities.
May 18, 2015
Today, I join in marking the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of Head Start, one of the Johnson Administration's key anti-poverty initiatives and still one of the most important investments we make toward closing the achievement gap.