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June 2, 2014Press Item
I am disappointed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has invited Hamas, a terrorist organization responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent people, to join a new unity government. 
June 2, 2014Press Item
Today’s announcement by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy of new proposed regulations to curb carbon emissions at our nation’s power plants is a bold step at a time when the world is looking to the United States to take the lead against the dangerous effects of climate change.
May 30, 2014Press Item
Sunday begins LGBT Pride Month, a time not only to celebrate how far we have come toward achieving the goal of equality for all but also for remembering how much work remains and rededicating ourselves to the task.
May 30, 2014Press Item
Democrats continue to closely monitor reports of misconduct at Veterans Affairs health facilities, including the Phoenix VA Health Care System. 
May 30, 2014Press Item
Secretary Shinseki has served our nation with honor and distinction. 
May 30, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, first let me briefly say I rise to speak on this bill, which directly impacts our economy, our competitiveness, and our ability to create jobs that pay well and open doors to opportunity.
May 29, 2014Press Item
Gun violence is a problem Congress cannot ignore, and I am encouraged that Democrats and Republicans were able to come together today to pass an amendment offered by Rep. Mike Thompson that increases the funding available to states to maintain accurate and up-to-date records used in background checks.
May 29, 2014Press Item
Good afternoon.  We are here at a moment both joyous and mournful.
May 29, 2014Press Item
Two days after President Obama won re-election in 2012, Speaker Boehner announced that comprehensive immigration reform would be a top bipartisan priority. Fast forward nearly two years later, and House Republicans still have not allowed a single vote to fix our broken immigration system.
May 28, 2014Press Item
Today’s markup of the FIRST Act by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was an exercise in missed opportunities.
May 28, 2014Press Item
The VA Inspector General's interim report that was released today is deeply disturbing and demands action to correct the systemic problems that left 1,700 veterans off of the electronic waiting list at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. 
May 28, 2014Press Item
Today’s announcement by the Commerce Department that the first twelve Manufacturing Communities have been selected as part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership demonstrates the Administration’s commitment to job creation and growing America’s manufacturing sector.
May 28, 2014Press Item
I join in mourning Maya Angelou's passing and in celebrating her extraordinary life as a poet, author, Civil Rights activist, actor, musician, and teacher.
May 27, 2014Press Item
Today’s announcement that our combat mission in Afghanistan will end later this year represents a responsible plan to bring our troops home by 2016.
May 25, 2014Press Item
Today's election in Ukraine represents an important step forward for the ideals that brought thousands to Maidan Square to demand accountable leaders and self determination for their country.
May 23, 2014Press Item
I join in honoring the fallen heroes of our nation this Memorial Day and in upholding our shared responsibility to comfort and care for the loved ones and communities they left behind.