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December 2, 2014Press Item
Congress needs to pass legislation funding the entire government before adjourning for the year, but as the scheduled adjournment date of December 11 nears, Republicans continue to threaten another harmful, costly government shutdown.
December 1, 2014Press Item
Today, as we mark World AIDS Day together, let us remember those we have lost to this terrible disease and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that those who have tested positive for HIV-AIDS receive the care and support they need to live long and normal lives. 
November 26, 2014Press Item
Across the country, families will come together this week to celebrate the most American of holidays – Thanksgiving. They will give thanks in nearly every language spoken on Earth for the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as Americans and soon-to-be-Americans. That patchwork of languages is a reflection of the immigrant history of our nation — nearly every family has an immigration story to tell.
November 25, 2014Press Item
Michael Brown’s death was tragic and preventable.  We must do more as a nation to ensure that every individual and every life is valued and protected, no matter the color of one’s skin.
November 24, 2014Press Item
I welcome the unified efforts of the P5+1 to reach a final agreement with Iran on the dismantling of its nuclear weapons program. 
November 24, 2014Press Item
I join in thanking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for his service to our nation.  Under his watch, our military has continued to tackle threats to our national security and to the security of our allies while adjusting to new budget realities and becoming a nimbler force.
November 21, 2014Press Item
Yesterday, President Obama announced executive actions he will take to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. 
November 21, 2014Press Item
Once again, House Republicans are wasting the taxpayers’ time and money on a partisan lawsuit against the President.
November 20, 2014Press Item
Everybody, including [Speaker] John Boehner recognizes the immigration system is broken.
November 20, 2014Press Item
Once again, Republicans are wasting the Congress’s time – and the American people’s time – on partisan messaging bills that would do little to create jobs or grow our economy.
November 21, 2014Press Item
In September, House Republicans continued to waste time and taxpayer dollars by voting for the 53rd time to undermine or repeal the consumer protections, financial assistance, and expanded coverage options provided by the Affordable Care Act. 
November 19, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Co-Chairs Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison on being chosen to continue leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus, along with Whip Barbara Lee and Vice Chairs Sheila Jackson-Lee, Mike Honda, Jan Schakowsky, and David Cicilline.  
November 19, 2014Press Item
Rep. G. K. Butterfield is an outstanding choice to serve as the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.