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March 14, 2014Press Item
“After twice rejecting a motion by Rep. Jim McGovern earlier this week to allow a vote on a bill by Rep. John Tierney that would pay for the bipartisan fix to the Medicare physician payment formula by responsibly capping the Overseas Contingency Operations after 2016,  House Republicans today turned what could have been a moment for progress and compromise into yet another exercise in partisan messaging.
March 13, 2014Press Item
“I am encouraged that a bipartisan group of Senators announced a proposal to restore emergency unemployment insurance for the more than 2 million Americans who had this assistance cut off since December 28.
March 12, 2014Press Item
I was proud to sign a petition today that would force a vote in the House on restoring emergency unemployment insurance for more than 2 million Americans who have seen that assistance disappear since December.
March 12, 2014Press Item
“I was disappointed that House Republicans today blocked a motion by Rep. Jim McGovern to consider Rep. John Tierney’s bill that would permanently fix the Medicare physician payment formula while capping Overseas Contingency Operations well below the Congressional Budget Office’s projections.
March 12, 2014Press Item
“I join in condemning today’s rocket attacks from Gaza against Israeli communities and in praying for the safety and well-being of the families taking shelter.  I have been to S’derot and seen first-hand both the danger posed by these rockets and the resilience of those who live in their shadow each day. 
March 11, 2014Press Item
“More than 4.2 million Americans have now enrolled in health insurance plans through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces, including more than a million young people between the ages of 18-34.
March 11, 2014Press Item
“I want to congratulate Chairman Royce for bringing this bill to the Floor, Ranking Member Engel, and my good friend from Massachusetts [Rep. Bill Keating] for his leadership on this issue.
March 11, 2014Press Item
This week, House Republicans have scheduled their 51st vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, instead of taking action on a long list of critical legislation. 
March 7, 2014Press Item
“Today, we mark the 49th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when a march for equality and voting rights in Selma, Alabama, was met with violent suppression.  
March 7, 2014Press Item
“The monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning demonstrates that, while our recovery continues, Congress must do more to help the private sector create jobs that pay well and open doors to opportunity.
March 6, 2014Press Item
“I thank the Gentlelady for yielding. I want to thank Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey for bringing this bill to the Floor in a very timely fashion.