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September 19, 2014Press Item
In May, the White House released its third U.S. National Climate Assessment revealing the dangerous effects climate change is already having – and will continue to have – on regions across the nation.
September 18, 2014Press Item
Yesterday was one of the few times this Congress or the last Congress considered something on a bipartisan basis to do something for our country. 
September 18, 2014Press Item
On their last day of session before the November election, House Republicans brought to the Floor exactly the same kind of partisan messaging bills that they have wasted time on throughout the 113th Congress.  
September 18, 2014Press Item
I was proud to join my House and Senate colleagues this morning in welcoming Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the United States Congress. 
September 18, 2014Press Item
Having campaigned on promises to tackle our deficits and debt, the House Republican Majority has abandoned its responsibility to work toward long-term fiscal sustainability in a bipartisan way, instead ushering in an era of economic uncertainty characterized by government shutdowns, the risk of defaulting on our nation’s debts, and retroactive extensions. 
September 17, 2014Press Item
As Thomas Jefferson, and those who wrote with him said, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident.’ What we have found throughout history is, it may be self-evident, but it is not self-executed. That is why this legislation is necessary.
September 17, 2014Press Item
I thank the Gentleman [Ranking Member Adam Smith] for yielding. I thank the Gentleman for his leadership. I thank [Chairman Buck] McKeon for his leadership. We will see today a bipartisan action, a bipartisan action on behalf of America, on behalf of its security, and on behalf of our international partners in confronting terrorism.
September 17, 2014Press Item
Let me tell you, Wade Henderson, Steny Hoyer used to be the Majority Leader. Steny Hoyer had the power as the Majority Leader to put a bill on the Floor or keep it off the Floor. If Steny Hoyer were the Majority Leader of the House, and Nancy Pelosi was the Speaker of the House, this bill would be on the Floor.
September 17, 2014Press Item
In order to put more Americans back to work and expand opportunities for the middle class, our nation must continue to invest in our K-12 schools, expand early childhood education, and ensure higher education is more affordable for Americans. 
September 16, 2014Press Item
We gather in remembrance today of twelve lives taken from their families, from our communities, and from our country on September 16, 2013 at 8:20am – twelve years and five days since 9/11.
September 16, 2014Press Item
Last night’s vote on H.R. 2996 to authorize a national network of manufacturing institutes was an important Make It In America priority, and I want to thank Rep. Joe Kennedy for his leadership in working across the aisle to achieve this victory for America’s manufacturers.
September 16, 2014Press Item
Madam Speaker, sadly the Majority is pressing forward later this week with two partisan messaging bills cloaked in the rhetoric of creating jobs and expanding opportunity – bills that actually do neither.
September 16, 2014Press Item
Over a year after the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a strong bipartisan vote of 68-32, House Republicans have yet to take action to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.
September 15, 2014Press Item
I join in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today.  Since our nation’s earliest days, Latinos have played an important role in building strong democratic institutions, making our economy the strongest in the world, and fighting under our flag in defense of freedom. 
September 15, 2014Press Item
Tommy Boggs was a not only a good friend and a Georgetown Law School classmate – he was also someone who believed strongly, as he once said, that ‘the job of government is to help the people.’ 
September 15, 2014Press Item
After House Republicans voted for the 53rd time to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act last week, here’s a look at how House Republicans have wasted time and taxpayer dollars on over 50 attempts to undermine or repeal the law that is already providing Americans with critical patient protections and health care benefits – rather than focusing on jobs and the economy, which they pledged to do.