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May 16, 2014Press Item
For twenty years, CAPAC has been a leading voice within the Democratic Caucus for equal opportunity, civil rights, and economic growth, and I have been as proud to work closely with its Members in the 113th Congress as I was to partner with former Rep. Norman Mineta and CAPAC’s original founding Members in 1994.
May 16, 2014Press Item
Sixty years ago tomorrow, the Supreme Court issued its historic, unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, ending the shameful practice of legal segregation in schools throughout our country.
May 13, 2014Press Item
Promoting the growth of U.S. exports remains one of the core components of the Make It in America plan for jobs and competitiveness, and I welcome the Administration’s announcement today of a new phase in the National Export Initiative.
May 9, 2014Press Item
I was proud to vote for H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act, which passed the House today with a bipartisan vote of 360-45.  This legislation ensures quality, equity, and transparency in the federal Charter School Program. 
May 9, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, we ought to extend the research and development tax credit to help businesses invest in innovation. But Republicans are asking us to do so without paying for it, which would add $155 billion to the deficit.
May 8, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I rise with a great deal of sadness. We're punting. USA Today said: ‘House action on tax extenders forfeits credibility on deficits and national debt.’ They are right.
May 8, 2014Press Item
I am deeply disappointed that House Republicans continue to politicize a national tragedy.
May 8, 2014Press Item
No one should doubt where Congress stands on the brutal kidnapping of nearly 300 girls and young women in Nigeria, but this resolution, which I am proud to cosponsor, will make it very clear that America remains committed to helping bring them home and ensuring that their plight will not fade from the world’s attention
May 7, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, what a waste of the people's time for Congress to spend this week on politics and not policy. We are about to vote on a resolution that is really a partisan political message.
May 7, 2014Press Item
As Speaker Boehner continues to struggle with division in the Republican Conference over taking action on immigration reform, there is increasing support among Republicans on the need for reform.