Press Releases

December 18, 2015
The omnibus bill was a win for the American people. 
December 17, 2015
I thank the Gentleman for yielding. The last Speaker – I have heard that speech in 1981, I heard it in 2001, I've heard it in 2003. The certainty of this bill is that we will explode further deficits and provide for disinvestment. That's the certainty of this bill, and I rise in strong opposition to it. 
December 16, 2015
I understand people want to protect themselves and their homes, but what we have here is a reasonable restraint to protect our people.
December 10, 2015
Reports of Iran’s continued testing of missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads are disturbing and ought to be taken very seriously by the United States and our international partners.
December 10, 2015
This year marked another year of work to raise awareness among Members and the public of the ongoing crisis of poverty in our nation.
December 9, 2015
Today, Dr. John King, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, met with the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity to discuss the Department’s work to ensure students can succeed in the classroom and are college- and career-ready. 
December 8, 2015
I was proud to join my colleagues in the House Democratic Leadership, along with Ranking Members Lowey, Scott, Pallone, Conyers, Slaughter, and Levin, in filing an amicus brief today in support of the Obama Administration’s implementation of healthcare cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act.
December 8, 2015
As we mark the fifth anniversary of House passage of the DREAM Act, we ought to reflect on the unfinished work of fixing our broken immigration system and take the steps necessary to complete it.
December 8, 2015
I want to thank Ed Cassidy for his nearly four decades of faithful service to the House of Representatives as a staffer, administrator, and Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing a myriad of operations essential to the proper functioning of the People’s House.
December 7, 2015
Congress has no responsibility greater than to keep Americans safe, and one of the most important things it can do is make certain that suspected terrorists cannot get their hands on weapons of mass slaughter like those used in the San Bernardino shootings last week. 
December 4, 2015
I’m pleased that Democrats and Republicans were able to come together to make constructive changes to our visa waiver program.
December 4, 2015
This Sunday, our nation marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which forever removed the scourge of slavery in America.  
December 4, 2015
With our economy adding another 197,000 private sector jobs in November, and the unemployment rate remaining at 5.0% - its lowest level since April 2008, we have now experienced sixty-nine consecutive months of growing private sector jobs.