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October 2, 2015Press Item
I join in thanking Secretary Duncan for his service to our country. Under his leadership, the Department of Education has undertaken an ambitious effort to raise standards, promote innovation, and bring hands-on STEM learning into the classroom.  
October 2, 2015Press Item
“According to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today, our economy gained 118,000 private sector jobs in September, making it the sixty-seventh straight month of private sector job growth. 
October 1, 2015Press Item
This afternoon, the House and Senate received a letter from the Treasury Department providing notice that the extraordinary measures employed to avoid a default on or debt will be exhausted on November 5.
October 1, 2015Press Item
I know [Majority Leader McCarthy] doesn't want us to lose jobs. I know he's quoted as saying that the people's voice ought to be heard. 
October 1, 2015Press Item
This is my 35th year in the Congress of the United States. I don't know that I voted against, prior to this year, either a defense appropriation bill or defense authorization bill. 
October 1, 2015Press Item
Yesterday’s comment by Chairman Chaffetz of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that there is no evidence that Planned Parenthood broke any laws provides yet another reason why Congress should not create a select committee to investigate that organization, which three House standing committees are already examining closely without finding any wrongdoing.  
October 1, 2015Press Item
Majority Leader McCarthy’s comments Tuesday evening on the link between the creation of the Select Committee on Benghazi and partisan political attacks against former Secretary Clinton were both disturbing and revelatory.  
September 30, 2015Press Item
The House and Senate have now passed a clean, short-term funding bill to avert a shutdown through December 11. 
September 29, 2015Press Item
Uncertainty over the Bank’s future has already lead businesses to announce jobs being moved overseas. 
September 29, 2015Press Item
I’m excited to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the tremendous contributions Latinos have made to this country throughout its history.