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May 1, 2014Press Item
Once again, the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report shows that our manufacturing sector is growing at a strong pace, continuing to demonstrate resilience even in the face of uncertainty caused by gridlock in Congress.  American manufacturers want to make more of their products here and sell them around the country and across the world – and, in the process, invest in new facilities, new hiring, and innovation. 
May 1, 2014Press Item
I join in celebrating the start of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is observed throughout May.
May 1, 2014Press Item
Throughout May, we honor the contributions by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our history, economy, culture, government, and society. 
May 1, 2014Press Item
Good morning, and I want to thank the Center for Global Policy Solutions and Insight, in conjunction with the CBC, CHC, and CAPAC, for organizing this important discussion about the challenges of access to economic opportunity and the growing wealth gap for Americans of color.
April 30, 2014Press Item
I am very disappointed that Senate Republicans voted today to block consideration of a bill to give American workers the raise they deserve.
April 30, 2014Press Item
With our economy growing at a far slower pace than expected in the first quarter of the year, Congress must take stock of missed opportunities to boost growth in order to put more Americans back to work. 
April 29, 2014Press Item
This week, House Republicans begin pursuing an agenda laid out by Leader Cantor in a memo titled, “An America that Works.” Unfortunately, the GOP memo shows exactly why, under their leadership, this is a Congress that doesn’t work. What they have put forward is an agenda that works for some, while denying access to opportunities for millions by ignoring immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, renewing emergency unemployment insurance, or creating jobs.
April 28, 2014Press Item
“In 2000, Congress passed the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to authorize the development of plans for and the construction of a museum to honor the nearly 20,000 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty since 1791. All of them, Mr. Speaker, put their lives in danger to serve their communities and their country, leaving us with an enduring example of service and sacrifice. They are a part of our domestic defense corps.
April 28, 2014Press Item
I join in observing Yom HaShoah today, a day of remembrance and reflection on the evils of genocide. 
April 24, 2014Press Item
Today we honor the lives of the 1.5 million victims lost in the Armenian genocide, one of the worst atrocities of our time.
April 24, 2014Press Item
The Export-Import Bank plays a crucial role in helping American businesses - especially small businesses - access new markets and compete overseas, and Congress should reauthorize it without delay.
April 23, 2014Press Item
I join in condemning the horrifying ethnic violence that has been reported to have taken place against civilians in South Sudan. 
April 23, 2014Press Item
The launch of the new Veterans Employment Center today continues this Administration’s strong commitment to easing the transition for our veterans returning home to their families and to the civilian job market.
April 22, 2014Press Item
As we mark this Earth Day, we ought to remember that the ‘pale blue dot’ in that photograph is our only home – a home we share not only with each other but with generations to come and that we hold in trust for them. 
April 17, 2014Press Item
I am appalled by news reports that militants aligned with President Putin in Eastern Ukraine have been disseminating materials demanding that Jews register themselves and their property with pro-Russian militias.
April 17, 2014Press Item
Today’s announcement that 8 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces makes it very clear: