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June 26, 2014Press Item
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted crucial voter protections. 
June 26, 2014Press Item
Today, as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages, let us pay tribute to all those who have stood up, marched, and spoken out for LGBT equality and pride. 
June 26, 2014Press Item
I’m pleased to follow my friend, [Sen.] Dick Durbin.  Leader Reid just told you that we came from a ceremony giving the [Congressional] Gold Medal to [Israeli President] Shimon Peres.  Shimon Peres, in many ways, is a founding father of his country, a country, which for millennia, was peopled by the Jewish people, but in another sense, a nation of immigrants, as America is a nation of immigrants, made great and courageous and entrepreneurial by its immigrants.
June 26, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating President Shimon Peres of Israel on being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal today.
June 25, 2014Press Item
You know, I'm looked at as a civil leader in the House of Representatives, but I am a militant for civil rights, a militant for voters’ rights, and I have walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge with my friend [Rep.] John Lewis and so many people that are here, including [Democratic Leader] Nancy Pelosi and [Rep.] Steve Cohen.
June 25, 2014Press Item
On Friday, it will be exactly one year since the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bipartisan support.
June 25, 2014Press Item
On this day last year, the Supreme Court set back the cause of equal voting rights in America in its terrible decision striking down a key part of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.  In the year since, we’ve seen several Republican-led states impose new voting restrictions.
June 24, 2014Press Item
It has been almost one year since the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill with a strong bipartisan vote.
June 24, 2014Press Item
I was proud to stand with other Congressional leaders today as the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor.
June 23, 2014Press Item
On Friday, June 27, it will be exactly one year since the Senate passed their comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bipartisan support.
June 20, 2014Press Item
Today’s report by the Justice Department further demonstrates the Obama Administration’s commitment to advancing equality for same-sex spouses and their families.
June 22, 2014Press Item
I join in marking the seventieth anniversary of the enactment of the G.I. Bill, which helped millions of veterans of the Second World War afford higher education, attain homeownership, and train for civilian jobs in the post-war economy. 
June 20, 2014Press Item
Fifty years ago, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were brutally murdered while trying to register African Americans to vote in Mississippi.
June 20, 2014Press Item
This week, President Obama announced several new actions that his administration is taking to encourage businesses to bring jobs and innovation back to the United States by helping innovators access federal research and development facilities, and encouraging local communities to support manufacturing entrepreneurship.