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January 7, 2015Press Item
I join in standing with the people of Paris and our oldest ally France in the wake of the tragic and heinous attack against the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine this morning.
January 7, 2015Press Item
‘Facing the rising sun upon a new day begun.’ What an extraordinary group of Americans I have as my colleagues to face that rising sun with new challenges and new opportunities.
January 6, 2015Press Item
Unfortunately, I don't have time to respond to many of the representations that Mr. [Chairman Pete] Sessions made with reference to our economy, but we can all agree that our most important responsibility as Members of the Congress is to grow this economy, create the kinds of jobs that Americans need so that they can succeed and support themselves and their families. 
January 6, 2015Press Item
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States convened, providing the House with a new opportunity to address the challenges we face together. 
January 5, 2015Press Item
The House of Representatives will consider its rules package for the 114th Congress when it convenes on January 6.
January 4, 2015Press Item
Senator Edward Brooke was a man of principle and political courage.
December 19, 2014Press Item
I’m pleased that the Senate is following the House’s lead in supporting the actions of the Bulk Data Task Force, which was created in a bipartisan effort in 2012 to make legislative data more open and accessible.
December 19, 2014Press Item
We treat House Delegates and the Resident Commissioner as we treat all other Members for almost all purposes.
December 18, 2014Press Item
Today’s executive order is an important step forward in responding to the recent tragedies in Ferguson, New York, and other cities with careful and thoughtful steps to enhance police training and strengthen trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
December 17, 2014Press Item
I join in praising the release of Alan Gross and express tremendous relief at his safe return to his family.
December 17, 2014Press Item
I join in thanking Raj Shah for his service these past five years as Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. 
December 17, 2014Press Item
I am pleased that the Senate has finally confirmed three of the four commissioners to lead the Election Assistance Commission after a disturbingly long vacancy period. 
December 17, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Jonathan Stivers on his confirmation as USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia last night.
December 17, 2014Press Item
I am very disappointed that the Senate failed to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it adjourned for the year. 
December 16, 2014Press Item
Today’s heinous attack against schoolchildren and teachers in Peshawar ought to be condemned universally in the strongest possible terms.
December 16, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Dr. Vivek Murthy on his confirmation as U.S. Surgeon General.
December 12, 2014Press Item
This week, the House passed two pieces of legislation that needed to get done before the end of the year.
December 12, 2014Press Item
Wanted to be sure you saw today's op-ed by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) on Huffington Post reminding Americans to browse affordable, quality health care plans through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace before the December 15 deadline for coverage beginning January 1.
December 11, 2014Press Item
Thank you Mr. Speaker.  Mr. Speaker and Members, ever since the Conference Report was reported out, Leader Pelosi and I have told everyone how objectionable the two provisions that have been described to us are on our side of the aisle.