Press Releases

October 27, 2015
This evening, 313 Members of the House - virtually every Democrat and a majority of Republicans - joined together in a vote to reopen the Export-Import Bank and help American exporters create good jobs here in our country. 
October 27, 2015
First of all, let me thank all of you for being here.  As you probably know I asked [Rep.] Barbara Lee to head up a Task Force.
October 27, 2015
Congress has a responsibility to work in a bipartisan and fiscally responsible way to replace the sequester so that we can invest in a more competitive economy and a stronger future for our country and its people.
October 23, 2015
We don't have an agreement on a number of things the gentleman has said. What we do have an agreement on, I presume, is that the gentleman from California wants to see is a solvent nation, a nation that pays its bills, a nation that does not create a lack of confidence in our own country and around the world.
October 23, 2015
Today's reconciliation bill represents the sixty-first attempt by Republicans to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, reducing the number of Americans with health coverage by 16 million, increasing premiums by an average of 20%, and taking away the patient protections and benefits that help millions of Americans.
October 23, 2015
"No one believes that it’s good policy not to make sure, as Peter Welch says, that America pays its bills." 
October 22, 2015
By putting forward legislative proposals to address Puerto Rico’s debt challenge, the Obama Administration is making it clear that additional tools are needed to secure a stronger and more sustainable economic future for the island.  
October 22, 2015
President Obama and Congressional Democrats have a clear record of supporting a robust national defense, which is why the President proposed a strong defense budget. 
October 21, 2015
Vice President Biden is one of America’s greatest living public servants.
October 21, 2015
“I was deeply disappointed that UNESCO considered a resolution today that denies Jewish history in Israel. 
October 20, 2015
We’re here today because the future of this country is being threatened by the Republican policy of sequestration.
October 16, 2015
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) today announced details of the upcoming Second Congressional Hackathon that will take place next week on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2015
Twenty years ago, the Million Man March raised the consciousness of our nation and made it clear that challenges affecting African Americans could not be ignored by policymakers in Washington. 
October 15, 2015
The continued deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is an issue that hits home for millions of Americans, including those who lost loved-ones since combat operations there began fourteen years ago after the September 11 attacks.  
October 13, 2015
The violent attacks against Israeli civilians over the past several days must not be met with silence from the international community but with strong condemnation.
October 12, 2015
"Yesterday's alleged ballistic missile test by Iran, likely in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions, makes absolutely clear why there must be no ambiguity when it comes to the United States and our partners' willingness to enforce Iran's obligations under UN resolutions and the JCPOA...
October 8, 2015
Leader McCarthy’s announcement is yet another reflection of Republicans’ deep divisions and dysfunction. 
October 7, 2015
I am very disappointed that the Republican House Majority is wasting time and taxpayer dollars by creating a select panel to attack women’s health. 
October 7, 2015
We’re here to send a strong message by Democrats in the House and Senate and by Americans across the country that sequester – that’s a complicated word that I tell people starts with ‘S,’ which stands for stupid – must be replaced. The sequester harms our economy and our national security.