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February 11, 2015Press Item
Twenty-five years ago, Nelson Mandela took his first steps into freedom from captivity on Robben Island, where he had been held as a political prisoner for eighteen of his twenty-seven years behind bars.
February 11, 2015Press Item
This morning, the President sent Congress the text of a resolution to authorize continued military operations against ISIL, in response to bipartisan calls for a new AUMF that addresses the threats we face today.  
February 11, 2015Press Item
Today’s announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman ought to be welcome news to our nation’s manufacturers and agricultural exporters.  
February 10, 2015Press Item
Too many workers are being left out in the cold, and we need to make sure we come in from the cold.
February 10, 2015Press Item
With only 8 legislative days left until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding, House Republicans continue to hold our national security hostage to their political agenda. 
February 6, 2015Press Item
This week, the President released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016.
February 6, 2015Press Item
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today, 267,000 new private sector jobs were created in January, marking the fifty-ninth consecutive month of increases and the eleventh consecutive month above 200,000. 
February 5, 2015Press Item
There really is no controversy with respect to the funding of the Homeland Security Department. 
February 5, 2015Press Item
This is a critically important issue for our country, for our people, for families, and, certainly, for our children.
February 4, 2015Press Item
On Monday, the President released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. His budget proposal builds on the strength of our economic recovery to make smart investments that will increase our nation’s competitiveness, while ensuring that working families share in the benefits of the recovery.
February 3, 2015Press Item
This week, Republican dysfunction on immigration is on full display.
February 3, 2015Press Item
Mr. Speaker, this House is about to hold its fifty-sixth vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act – which came to us, by the way, by route of the Heritage Foundation, as I think probably most of you recall.
February 3, 2015Press Item
Today, House Republicans will hold their 56th vote to undermine or repeal patient protections and cost savings that the Affordable Care Act has brought to millions of Americans.
February 3, 2015Press Item
Last week, I joined with federal and state legislators involved in passing the Affordable Care Act to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the case ofKing v. Burwell.