May 20, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the COMPETES reauthorization act, which is an attempt to disinvest, in my view, in research, innovation, and education at a time when we ought to be investing in those areas even more greatly. 

May 19, 2015

I rise in support of this sixty-day extension, because it's essential that we do this. The consequences of not doing it would be very, very negative.

May 14, 2015

 I want to thank both Mr. [Adam] Smith, he's been working very hard on that, Mr. [Mac] Thornberry, the Chairman of this Committee, for working very hard on this bill.

April 30, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this conference report, written by House and Senate Republicans alone.

April 28, 2015

Mr. Speaker, when the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 to invalidate the preclearance formula in the original Voting Rights Act, it issued a challenge to Congress to pass an updated one. 

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