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January 31, 2014Press Item
“I join in celebrating Black History Month, which begins tomorrow.
January 31, 2014Press Item
On Tuesday, President Obama stood before Congress and the American people to deliver a message of optimism borne from the progress we have made over the past five years recovering our economy from the Great Recession. 
January 30, 2014Press Item
“I am encouraged that House Republicans have put forward a set of principles for immigration reform and have now expressed a readiness to discuss how to fix our broken immigration system.  
January 30, 2014Press Item
“I have known my good friend Henry Waxman for almost fifty years.  He is one of the House’s most talented and committed legislators.
January 30, 2014Press Item
“Today’s news that the fourth quarter of 2013 saw economic growth at 3.2% ought to be greeted by cautious optimism
January 29, 2014Press Item
“Five years after the Democratic Congress and President Obama enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, we must continue to make women’s equality and access to opportunity a hallmark of the Democratic agenda – and I am proud of our work to make progress in this critical area.  
January 29, 2014Press Item
“This is not a perfect bill, and I am disappointed that it cuts food assistance that is critical for millions of Americans who are at risk of hunger.  
January 29, 2014Press Item
“I think what the President said [was] we want to work together. But if you don't work, I’m not going to be immobilized, I’m not going to forget that I’m elected by all the people to do things.
January 29, 2014Press Item
“I am glad that the President chose to hold his first public event after the State of the Union address in Maryland to highlight local businesses committed to hiring American workers and paying them fair wages. 
January 28, 2014Press Item
“Tonight, President Obama challenged Congress to join him in taking action on the most pressing challenges we face as a nation.
January 28, 2014Press Item
“Today’s vote was yet another waste of time and one more example of House Republicans’ obsession with undermining women’s access to quality, affordable health care.  
January 28, 2014Press Item
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Reps. Louise Slaughter (NY), and Diana DeGette (CO), along with Ranking House Judiciary Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI),  Ranking House Education and the Workforce Member George Miller (CA), Ranking House Energy and Commerce Member Henry A. Waxman (CA), Ranking House Ways and Means Member Sander Levin (MI), and Ranking House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Member Jerrold Nadler (NY) in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v Sebelius.
January 28, 2014Press Item
Just weeks after the two-year bipartisan budget agreement was passed, Republicans are once again threatening to play games with our economy and create another manufactured crisis by holding the debt limit hostage to unrelated demands.
January 26, 2014Press Item
The fact is that the Senate passed in a very bipartisan way a comprehensive immigration bill.