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May 13, 2015Press Item
I was very saddened to learn of the tragic derailment last night in Philadelphia. 
May 13, 2015Press Item
I was honored to receive the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award yesterday from Secretary Mabus. 
May 13, 2015Press Item
I want to thank Rep. Gallego for working to include an amendment in the defense authorization bill to encourage the Secretary of Defense to consider allowing DREAMers to serve in the military – and I want to thank him for his service to our nation as a Marine as well. 
May 12, 2015Press Item
At the end of May, the Highway Trust Fund is set to expire. 
May 8, 2015Press Item
Victory in Europe on May 8, 1945, fulfilled the hopes and prayers of so many people and nations who had struggled under the yoke of fascism and the Nazis’ brutal, genocidal regime.
May 8, 2015Press Item
For the sixty-second month in a row, our economic recovery has added private sector jobs and put Americans back to work.  
May 6, 2015Press Item
Jim Wright lived a full and extremely productive life.  I counted him as a friend, supporter, and someone I admired for his commitment to people, his courage in pursuing his principles, and his skill as a political leader.
May 5, 2015Press Item
Today, I join in celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of one of the most inspiring moments in Mexican history – victory in the Battle of Puebla. 
May 1, 2015Press Item
Freddie Gray and his family deserve justice, and the charges filed today by the State's Attorney in Baltimore show that there is a process moving forward to investigate fully and thoroughly what happened.  
May 1, 2015Press Item
Once again, House Republicans are using the appropriations process to score political points and send a message to their base by advancing funding bills that continue the disastrous sequester policy and that include partisan policy riders that would be disastrous for our country.
May 1, 2015Press Item
We write to you in order to request that the House take up a long-term surface transportation funding bill when it returns from the May district work period.
May 1, 2015Press Item
I join in marking the beginning of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is celebrated each May throughout our country. 
May 1, 2015Press Item
Throughout the month of May, we celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have helped build and strengthen our nation throughout its history.
April 30, 2015Press Item
I am disappointed that House Republicans passed a resolution this evening disapproving of a law to protect workers in the District of Columbia from discrimination based on personal health care decisions.
April 30, 2015Press Item
I joined with many other Members to oppose this year’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill out of a deep concern that it does not adequately fund the needs of our nation’s veterans, while using a budget gimmick to get around the sequester cuts imposed by the Republican budget strategy.