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July 24, 2014Press Item
I want to thank all of you for being here. Robert [Hiltonsmith, Policy Analyst at Demos], I want to thank you for being here as well. Our nation has always stood for the basic principle that if you work hard and take responsibility you ought to be able to make a decent living, get paid a fair wage for your labor, and have access to opportunities that enable you to secure a place in our middle class. I said that was our principle, but it is not always our reality.
July 24, 2014Press Item
Today, while millions of Americans are waiting for Congress to take action to create jobs, raise the minimum wage, fix our broken immigration system, address the humanitarian crisis at the border, and restore emergency unemployment insurance, the House’s Republican Majority chose to waste taxpayers’ time and money on a frivolous, politically motivated lawsuit against the President.
July 24, 2014Press Item
This morning’s news that the Affordable Care Act has saved consumers a total of $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since 2011 is a further demonstration that the law is doing what it was intended to do: providing families with greater access to affordable, quality care.
July 24, 2014Press Item
Five years ago today, the federal minimum wage increased to $7.25 an hour, and it has not changed since. 
July 23, 2014Press Item
I applaud the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on approving yesterday the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a critical treaty that would enshrine in international law America’s efforts to ban discrimination against people with disabilities.
July 23, 2014Press Item
This evening, the House is considering a series of important bills that will help combat the scourge of human trafficking. 
July 23, 2014Press Item
There is no more fundamental right that Americans have than the right to vote, and today’s hearing by the Committee on House Administration to review the recommendations of the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration was an important step toward ensuring that this basic right is never denied.
July 23, 2014Press Item
Madam Speaker, I rise today alongside my Republican colleague from Illinois, Representative Aaron Schock, who is here to speak about the Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2014, which we will be introducing later today. 
July 23, 2014Press Item
“Full-service community schools are a critical tool in the effort to close the achievement gap and ensure that we are graduating students who are college and career-ready,” stated Whip Hoyer.
July 22, 2014Press Item
I am disappointed that the House failed to pass Rep. Eric Swalwell’s bill to secure critical minerals used in the production of energy efficient products, renewable energy systems, electronics, and other technologies. 
July 22, 2014Press Item
I congratulate Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois for his hard work bringing the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act to the Floor today, and I was pleased to vote for its passage.
July 22, 2014Press Item
I disagree with today’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the federal government cannot provide subsidies to qualifying enrollees in the federally run health insurance marketplace.
July 22, 2014Press Item
Thank you, members of the Commission, for this opportunity to make a statement.  I want to thank the Commission for conducting this critical hearing as well as to extend my gratitude to the three witnesses, each of whom serves a critical function in advancing the OSCE’s mission of protecting freedom and democracy. 
July 22, 2014Press Item
I was pleased to be at the White House today as President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
July 22, 2014Press Item
With less than two weeks until the August district work period, House Republicans continue to ignore critical legislative priorities and are focusing their attention on a partisan and political lawsuit that will waste time and taxpayers’ dollars.
July 21, 2014Press Item
"I'm pleased to announce this year's Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 213,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube," stated Whip Hoyer...