September 11, 2015Press Item
Mr. Speaker, this morning we had a moment of silence, but we recognize today fourteen years of memories.
September 11, 2015Video
September 9, 2015Press Item
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Department of Housing and Urban Development to ‘make sure that every family in America lives in a home of dignity and a neighborhood of pride, a community of opportunity, and a city of promise and hope.’
September 9, 2015Press Item
Like my colleagues, I have been spending much time analyzing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached with Iran. 
September 8, 2015Press Item
 For months now, I’ve been urging in my colloquy with the Majority Leader [Kevin McCarthy] that he sit down or Mr. Boehner sit down with us to agree on a compromise on what number can be used in order for us to pass a continuing resolution or appropriations bills to keep our government funded and operating on behalf of the American people. 
September 4, 2015Press Item
This Labor Day, I join in thanking the hardworking men and women who have made our nation’s growth and prosperity possible and continue to strengthen our position in the global economy. 
September 4, 2015Press Item
This morning’s jobs report once again shows an economy adding private sector jobs, with 140,000 created in August, representing the sixty-sixth consecutive month of private sector job gains - and the unemployment rate falling to 5.1%.  
September 3, 2015Press Item
I join in thanking Jerry Hartz for his nearly three decades of service to the House of Representatives.
August 28, 2015Press Item
Ten years ago, the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast endured one of the most powerful and destructive hurricanes in our history, taking more than 1,800 lives and destroying entire neighborhoods. 
August 26, 2015Press Item
Ninety-five years ago, a milestone victory was achieved for democracy in America and for the courageous women from across the nation who stood up, spoke out, marched, protested, and endured unjust imprisonment while demanding the equal right to vote.  
August 21, 2015Press Item
As House Republicans attempt to explain to their constituents why they decided to shut down the Export-Import Bank and harm our economic competitiveness, take a look at a roundup of recent articles on how Republicans’ politically motivated shutdown is negatively affecting businesses across the country.
August 19, 2015Press Item
After over a year and a half of civil conflict in South Sudan, the signing of a peace agreement by the opposition and other stakeholders earlier this week is welcome news. 
August 19, 2015Press Item
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Congressman Louis B. Stokes. An inspiration to many, Rep. Stokes was a true public servant. He broke barriers throughout his career, including becoming the first African American to represent Ohio and the first African American to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where I was proud to serve alongside him as he used his position to fight for the most vulnerable Americans.