September 10, 2014Press Item
Today I joined my Congressional colleagues to award three Congressional Gold Medals in honor of those who perished in the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001.
September 9, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, September should be a particularly important month for this House. It will be a month of contrast. It will be a month in which the American people will be able to see that the Republican message to the American people is ‘you're on your own,’ while Democrats say ‘we're on your side.’
September 9, 2014Press Item
As we move toward the end of the 113th Congress, here’s a look back at House Republicans’ failed record when it comes to addressing job creation and supporting economic growth, despite their promises to make both issues top priorities. 
September 5, 2014Press Item
Today’s news of a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine is an important step, one that I hope will prevent needless loss of life, further destruction of property, and instability. 
September 5, 2014Press Item
With stock markets climbing and recent economic growth strong, the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for August shows that employers are still struggling with uncertainty exacerbated by gridlock in Congress and a Republican House Majority that refuses to work across the aisle in a serious effort to promote fiscal sustainability, invest in job growth, or make our tax code more competitive.
September 4, 2014Press Item
The Export-Import Bank is one of the most important tools we have for helping American small businesses access foreign markets, and Congress must not allow its authorization to expire on September 30 and place over 200,000 export-dependent jobs in danger. 
September 1, 2014Press Item
On this Labor Day, I join in celebrating the workers of our nation, who are not only the most productive in the world but who have fought hard and won important rights in the workplace that make our economy stronger for all. 
August 26, 2014Press Item
Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which took place ninety-four years ago today and recognized women’s right to vote, represented the culmination of a decades-long struggle for equal suffrage.
August 22, 2014Press Item
Today’s incursion by Russian military vehicles into the territory of Ukraine represents a gross violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and a dangerous escalation by Russia of the tense situation along the border.
August 14, 2014Press Item
The death of Michael Brown is a terrible tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and his community.
August 12, 2014Press Item
Today’s announcement of $180 million in food aid to alleviate the threat of famine in South Sudan reflects America’s continued determination to help the people of the world’s newest sovereign state pursue a future of opportunity and peace. 
August 7, 2014Press Item
Tonight, President Obama authorized necessary action to protect American personnel and assist Iraqi civilians fleeing the brutal forces of the ISIL terror group...
August 7, 2014Press Item
Today’s decision by the World Trade Organization, which reaffirms the ruling in March that China has been pursuing illegal measures to disrupt the global trade in rare earth minerals, is a major victory for American workers and advanced manufacturing businesses.  
August 7, 2014Press Item
I was pleased to be on hand today as the President signed a bipartisan bill to ensure that our veterans receive the timely, quality health care they have earned through their service.
August 6, 2014Press Item
Thank you, Carl – not only for that warm introduction but for three decades of work to advance the cause of freedom around the world. 
August 6, 2014Press Item
Thank you, Rep. [Gregory] Meeks, not only for your introduction but for your leadership on the issue of drawing the United States and Africa closer.   One message from this extraordinary gathering of the last few days is that, although Africa faces many challenges, it is a continent of opportunity.