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April 10, 2015Press Item
Tomorrow marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give all children – no matter their background – access to a quality education.  
April 8, 2015Press Item
I have been privileged to serve alongside Lois Capps for seventeen years.
April 6, 2015Press Item
“I am proud to stand with the President and with immigrant families by joining this amicus brief,” Whip Hoyer said.  
April 3, 2015Press Item
With 129,000 new private sector jobs created, March saw the sixty-first month of consecutive private sector job growth.  Our economy has been making strides, but there is much more Congress can do to remove uncertainty for businesses seeking to invest here and create the kind of jobs that ensure America’s workers share in the benefits of recovery through higher wages and access to opportunities.
April 2, 2015Press Item
I will be looking very closely at the details of the framework reached today with Iran. 
March 31, 2015Press Item
As we mark the 88th birthday of the late César Chávez, I join in celebrating his achievements and his extraordinary life.
March 30, 2015Press Item
I am deeply disturbed by the enactment of a law in Indiana that, when it goes into effect, will almost certainly permit businesses in that state to discriminate against and deny service to LGBT Americans.
March 27, 2015Press Item
For nearly three decades, Harry Reid has brought to the United States Senate his intellect, his principled leadership, and his indefatigable approach to public service.
March 26, 2015Press Item
Mr. Speaker, we just passed a bipartisan bill that addressed an issue, as the previous speaker said, that needed to be addressed. 
March 26, 2015Press Item
I think all of my colleagues here are extraordinarily proud to be standing here with [Rep.] Luis Gutiérrez, who has done such an extraordinary job of not only pressing for comprehensive immigration reform but pressing for this country to treat its people fairly, smartly and, as he says, not excuse wrong doing but to welcome and to ensure that those who are here making a difference for America are treated consistent with the President’s policy. 
March 26, 2015Press Item
Whether we are for or against, the Congress is working today as the American people would have the Congress work. Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, our extraordinary staffs on both sides of the aisle, and Members have come together and dealt with some difficult issues. 
March 25, 2015Press Item
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on House Republicans’ ill-conceived, unreasonable, and unworkable budget today, dozens of organizations have expressed their strong opposition to a budget that imposes the burden of deficit reduction on the most vulnerable, low-income American households and disinvests in our nation’s future, our economy, and our long-term competitiveness. 
March 25, 2015Press Item
Today, the House will vote on House Republicans’ fiscally dishonest budget resolution that disinvests in critical investments in health care, education, job training, infrastructure, and other priorities that strengthen our nation and grow the economy. 
March 25, 2015Press Item
I’m pleased to join with Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other House Democrats to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act today in the 114th Congress, and I thank Senator Barbara Mikulski for reintroducing it in the Senate.