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March 7, 2015Press Item
Thank you Saint John. What a wonderful experience this is for all of us. We owe [Representative] John [Lewis] and Doug [Tanner, Founder of the Faith & Politics Institute] for what they achieved in the past and for all that they continue to do today through the Faith & Politics Institute. 
March 6, 2015Press Item
I am proud to join an amicus brief in the marriage equality cases soon to be argued before the Supreme Court.
March 6, 2015Press Item
This weekend we mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ when on March 7, 1965, a determined group of Civil Rights activists set out from Selma on a march to the State Capitol in Montgomery to demand the right to register and to vote. 
March 6, 2015Press Item
This week, the House of Representatives took responsible, bipartisan action to pass a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year. 
March 6, 2015Press Item
Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks the sixtieth month of consecutive job growth for our private sector, with 288,000 new jobs created in February and 1.75 million over the last 12 months.  
March 4, 2015Press Item
The New Democrats’ American Prosperity Agenda is a blueprint for achieving the kind of commonsense, bipartisan economic policies the American people expect from their Congress.
March 4, 2015Press Item
Mr. Speaker, the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov last Friday in front of the Kremlin was a reprehensible act that demands a thorough and independent investigation. 
March 4, 2015Press Item
For sixteen years, Colleen Kelley has provided NTEU with principled and skilled leadership, and I join in thanking her for her service to federal employees and to our country. 
March 4, 2015Press Item
As we observe Women’s History Month, we have an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by women from across our country and throughout our history who fought for justice, equal rights, and opportunities for all.
March 3, 2015Press Item
Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke before a joint meeting of Congress regarding the ongoing negotiations with Iran, and I share his concerns about the trustworthiness of Iran’s leaders. 
March 3, 2015Press Item
There is a time to debate, and there is a time to decide. Today it was a time to decide.
March 2, 2015Press Item
The Senate has now voted to reject House Republicans’ approach of making funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on partisan immigration amendments.
March 2, 2015Press Item
After Republicans nearly shut down the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, a seven-day continuing resolution is in place to give Congress time to pass legislation funding DHS for the entire fiscal year. 
March 2, 2015Press Item
For nearly four decades as a Member of the United States Congress, Barbara Mikulski has been Maryland’s untiring fighter for justice and opportunity and a trailblazer for breaking down barriers.  
February 27, 2015Press Item
Tonight I voted for a seven-day continuing resolution to keep the Department of Homeland Security open to allow time for the House to pass the Senate's full-year funding bill next week. 
February 27, 2015Press Item
Well, the Majority Leader just said that we are going to be having further votes, which is good.