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April 24, 2017Press Item
On this day in 1915, the arrest of Armenian social, political, and intellectual leaders launched a four-year campaign of genocide that took the lives of 1.5 million men, women, and children.
April 23, 2017Press Item
As a former Chairman of the Helsinki Commission, I was deeply saddened to learn of the killing of an American OSCE medic in eastern Ukraine from a mine placed by Russian-backed separatists. 
April 23, 2017Press Item
Tonight begins the annual observance of Yom Ha'Shoah, a day to mourn the six million Jews murdered during history's most brutal genocide as well as to pay tribute to heroic acts of rescue and resistance. 
April 22, 2017Press Item
I was disappointed that the Justice Department chose to interfere in Puerto Rico's planned referendum on statehood.
April 20, 2017Press Item
This evening's shooting in Paris will do nothing to dim the lights of liberty, equality, and fraternity that make France a bright light unto the world. 
April 20, 2017Press Item
After having to withdraw their disastrous TrumpCare bill last month amid unprecedented public disapproval, President Trump and House Republican leaders should not make the same mistake again next week. 
April 18, 2017Press Item
Turkey is a vital NATO ally, and its people deserve the freedoms and democratic institutions of government for which our alliance has fought to uphold. 
April 16, 2017Press Item
I am appalled by reports that the governing authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have been detaining LGBT individuals and subjecting them to torture and possibly mass-murder. 
April 15, 2017Press Item
Once again, President Trump has selected a nominee to lead an agency that individual believes should not exist and has tried to destroy. 
April 13, 2017Press Item
President Trump was right when he declared that 'the longer I'm behind this desk and you have Obamacare, the more I would own it.'  
April 12, 2017Press Item
With its veto today of a resolution demanding that Syria cooperate with an investigation into the chemical weapons attack against civilians in Idlib, Russia continues to prop up a murderous and destabilizing regime while helping to cover up a heinous war crime by its ally. 
April 12, 2017Press Item
April 12th marks 100 days of the GOP-controlled 115th Congress. Republicans are the governing party, with majorities in both the House and Senate and control of the White House. Yet their deep division and dysfunction has resulted in chaos, incompetence, and the inability to govern.
April 11, 2017Press Item
Sean Spicer's comments today are indicative of the extraordinary lack of knowledge, perspective, and sensitivity that the Trump Administration has brought to Washington. 
April 7, 2017Press Item
I was deeply saddened to learn of today’s attack in Stockholm.
April 7, 2017Press Item
This week, the GOP-led House completed a six-week work period, and I am deeply disappointed that House Republicans’ dysfunction prevented the House from getting things done for the American people during that time.
April 7, 2017Press Item
While this month’s jobs report continues to reflect the strength of the economic recovery inherited by President Trump, it reveals how fragile that recovery is. 
April 6, 2017Press Item
Tonight's airstrikes, launched in response to the horrific atrocity of the use of chemical weapons, are not a sufficient answer on their own to the challenge posed by the civil war in Syria and the Assad regime's war crimes. 
April 6, 2017Press Item
Today’s procedural changes by Senate Republicans imperils the future of the Senate as a deliberative body and risks eroding the constitutional framework that safeguards the rights and representation of the minority under our system of government. 
April 6, 2017Press Item
I continue to be deeply disturbed by the baseless and irresponsible accusations leveled against former National Security Advisor Susan Rice by President Trump. 
April 6, 2017Press Item
One might have thought that House Republican leaders had gotten the message when they had to pull their disastrous health care bill from the Floor two weeks ago that the American people do not want to be forced to pay more for less and lose the protections of the Affordable Care Act.  
April 6, 2017Press Item
It is entirely appropriate that Chairman Nunes should step aside from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation, something he should have done days ago.