Press Releases

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.
December 3, 2015
Today’s decision by Defense Secretary Carter to open every military occupation specialty to women will strengthen our Armed Forces and help ensure that it reflects the American value of equal opportunity.  
December 3, 2015
Thank you very much. I came here to hear Maxine Waters introduce me.  It’s always good to have a close friend introduce you, thank you so much, but Maxine really has been our quarterback on this issue as the Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee.
December 3, 2015
Yesterday’s IAEA report on Iran’s military program confirms what we’ve known for years – that, in spite of its leaders’ stonewalling, dissembling, and deception, Iran indeed pursued a secret nuclear weapons program at least through 2003 and conducted weapons development activities after that point, even as late as 2009.
December 3, 2015
Wanted to be sure you saw the article that ran in POLITICO Pro last night about the inclusion of Full-Service Community Schools in the Every Student Succeeds Act to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 
December 1, 2015
This week, I join in marking two important anniversaries that are milestones on our nation’s continuing march toward full equality for all. 
December 1, 2015
On this World AIDS Day, we stand in solidarity with those who are living with HIV/AIDS and remember the lives lost in communities across our country and throughout the world. 
November 28, 2015
Yesterday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was a deplorable act of violence that we cannot continue to allow to happen in our nation again and again. My thoughts are with the families of Officer Garrett Swasey, who died in the line of duty while protecting others, and the two civilians killed.
November 24, 2015
Today's incident underscores the problems presented by Russia's military operations in Syria.
November 20, 2015
I was horrified to learn of today’s terrorist attack in Mali against Malian and international guests and employees of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako.  
November 20, 2015
Today marks one year since President Obama announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program and an expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to help keep immigrant families together.  
November 20, 2015
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued the following report, outlining the discussions held at the Second Congressional Hackathon...