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December 4, 2014Press Item
I am pleased that the House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, critical legislation to support our military that the Congress has never failed to enact before the end of the year.  
December 4, 2014Press Item
Thank you very much, Leader Pelosi, and let me join you in congratulating [Rep.] Maxine Waters on her leadership [as] the Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee and all the Members of the Financial Services Committee, the [Ranking Member] of our Small Business Committee [Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez], all of whom have worked so very hard on this issue and understand the consequences of inaction.
December 4, 2014Press Item
My heart goes out to the family of Eric Garner, who continue to seek justice for his tragic death on July 17.
December 4, 2014Press Item
It is very disappointing that the Republican Majority in the House wasted Congress’s time today on a partisan bill that will undermine the President’s executive actions to strengthen our borders, keep families together, and focus enforcement efforts on criminals. 
December 4, 2014Press Item
Everybody in that body believes the immigration system is broken.
December 3, 2014Press Item
Today’s announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the growth in health care spending has continued to slow – to the lowest rate since 1960 – demonstrates that the Affordable Care Act is working. 
December 3, 2014Press Item
Today, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation strengthening U.S.-Israel defense cooperation and expanding energy collaboration, reaffirming America’s strong commitment to Israel’s security and our close ties with its government and people.  
December 3, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, American families and businesses deserve certainty from their tax system. Confidence. Stability.
December 3, 2014Press Item
Maria Corina Machado has been a tireless advocate for civil rights and human rights in Venezuela.   
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.