Press Releases

February 2, 2017
“Thank you very much Leader. I thank the Leader, in case you didn’t hear that. I am, I don’t know that I’m pleased to be here, because we ought not to be here, discussing this subject we’re discussing. 
February 2, 2017
Attempts to murder or incapacitate journalists and pro-democracy activists are the hallmark of a criminal, illegitimate, and unfree regime, which is exactly what President Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become. 
February 1, 2017
As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to those who fought for freedom and equality, broke down barriers, and contributed to the richness of our nation’s culture.  
February 1, 2017
President Trump’s Muslim ban emboldens our enemies, undermines our alliances around the world, and makes America less safe. 
January 31, 2017
In Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump has found a jurist with a troubling history outside the mainstream. 
January 31, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video today highlighting 48 House Democrats who took to the House Floor today to call on House Republicans to bring the SOLVE Act to the Floor to defund and rescind President Trump’s Muslim ban. 
January 31, 2017
Today, the House demonstrated its resounding, bipartisan endorsement of greater U.S.-Israel security cooperation by passing the United States – Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act.  
January 31, 2017
Reports of an Iranian ballistic missile test are alarming and ought to be a reminder to all of us that Iran’s autocratic regime continues to flout international laws and U.N. Security Council resolutions as it pursues regional hegemony through threats and intimidation.
January 31, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise out of deep concern for our country, our people, and those who serve us in uniform.
January 30, 2017
Tonight's firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates represents an alarming step for an administration already raising serious questions about its competence to govern. 
January 30, 2017
I was proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder tonight on the steps of the Supreme Court with my Democratic colleagues and with a multitude of Americans who came out to protest the Trump Administration’s actions.  
January 30, 2017
I’m proud to join Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, and more than 160 House Democrats as a cosponsor of legislation to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous Muslim ban.  
January 30, 2017
Today’s assertion by the White House press secretary that career foreign service officers who disagree with the new administration ought to ‘get with the program or they can go,’ is a deeply disturbing statement that runs counter to our more than century-old tradition of a nonpartisan foreign service. 
January 30, 2017
The executive order President Trump signed on Friday makes our country less safe and emboldens terrorist groups like ISIS. 
January 30, 2017
President Trump’s reorganization of the National Security Council weakens our security and puts Americans’ safety and the safety of our troops at risk.  
January 27, 2017
Today’s executive order putting in place new vetting measures – clearly an attempt to ban Muslims from our nation – is shameful and flies in the face of America’s role as a shining beacon of hope to those seeking freedom and asylum. 
January 27, 2017
Today, people across the world observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, remembering the 11 million innocent civilians who perished at the hands of the Nazis.  
January 27, 2017
It’s one thing for Republicans to seek to take away health coverage from tens of millions of Americans; it’s another to sabotage the existing health system while it is serving American families.  
January 25, 2017
Well, thank you very much, Chair [Michelle] Lujan Grisham, I am very pleased to join you. Once again the President is charging ahead and not giving time either for thought, criticism, or input from American citizens. 
January 24, 2017
Yesterday, President Trump issued an Executive Order. He imposed a hiring freeze on the federal workforce. 
January 24, 2017
Today’s report on the budget outlook by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows that while the actions taken during the Obama Administration are having a positive short-term impact on deficits, our long-term fiscal challenges remain.  
January 23, 2017
Well, I think this was largely, Erin, an opportunity for him to get to know members of the leadership that he did not already know, and it was an opportunity to just have a, frankly, a conversation, although serious issues were brought up, but discussion in depth did not occur. 
January 23, 2017
If President Trump had any experience with leadership in public service, he would know that our federal government cannot serve the American people without its talented, driven federal employees.  
January 23, 2017
That the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans are using their first full week of controlling the government to attack women’s health is very telling about their priorities.  
January 21, 2017
Yesterday's executive order represents the first step in the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans taking control of our health care system and sowing dangerous uncertainty.