Issue Reports

March 2, 2015
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. 
February 26, 2015
In less than 48 hours, the Department of Homeland Security will run out of funding and shut down, putting our national security at risk at a time when we face threats at home and abroad. 
February 12, 2015
Yesterday, House Democrats introduced a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year and prevent a shutdown of DHS – and every single House Republican voted against it.
February 10, 2015
With only 8 legislative days left until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding, House Republicans continue to hold our national security hostage to their political agenda. 
February 4, 2015
On Monday, the President released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. His budget proposal builds on the strength of our economic recovery to make smart investments that will increase our nation’s competitiveness, while ensuring that working families share in the benefits of the recovery.
February 3, 2015
Today, House Republicans will hold their 56th vote to undermine or repeal patient protections and cost savings that the Affordable Care Act has brought to millions of Americans.
February 2, 2015
In Punxsutawney today, Phil the Groundhog emerged from his burrow and determined that the next six weeks will be mostly a repeat of the last.
January 29, 2015
Republicans have controlled both the House and the Senate for four weeks, and their record shows that they have focused on extreme, partisan legislation rather than taking action to help the middle class and all those who aspire to it.
January 27, 2015
We’re just four weeks into the 114th Congress and the Republican Majority is already off to a rough start. 
January 7, 2015
Today, the House will vote to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which expired on December 31 after the Senate failed to pass the House’s bill, which passed with a strong bipartisan vote of 417-7. 
January 5, 2015
The House of Representatives will consider its rules package for the 114th Congress when it convenes on January 6.
December 9, 2014
With only three scheduled days left on the legislative calendar, there is still more work to be done before Congress adjourns for the year.
December 5, 2014
Across the country, millions of Americans are experiencing the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. 
December 2, 2014
Congress needs to pass legislation funding the entire government before adjourning for the year, but as the scheduled adjournment date of December 11 nears, Republicans continue to threaten another harmful, costly government shutdown.
November 21, 2014
In September, House Republicans continued to waste time and taxpayer dollars by voting for the 53rd time to undermine or repeal the consumer protections, financial assistance, and expanded coverage options provided by the Affordable Care Act. 
November 17, 2014
Starting this past weekend, Americans began signing up for affordable health insurance plans for 2015 through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. 
November 13, 2014
With only fourteen legislative days remaining before the House is scheduled to adjourn, there are a number of pressing issues that need to be addressed.
September 19, 2014
In May, the White House released its third U.S. National Climate Assessment revealing the dangerous effects climate change is already having – and will continue to have – on regions across the nation.
September 18, 2014
Having campaigned on promises to tackle our deficits and debt, the House Republican Majority has abandoned its responsibility to work toward long-term fiscal sustainability in a bipartisan way, instead ushering in an era of economic uncertainty characterized by government shutdowns, the risk of defaulting on our nation’s debts, and retroactive extensions. 
September 17, 2014
In order to put more Americans back to work and expand opportunities for the middle class, our nation must continue to invest in our K-12 schools, expand early childhood education, and ensure higher education is more affordable for Americans. 
September 16, 2014
Over a year after the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a strong bipartisan vote of 68-32, House Republicans have yet to take action to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.
September 15, 2014
After House Republicans voted for the 53rd time to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act last week, here’s a look at how House Republicans have wasted time and taxpayer dollars on over 50 attempts to undermine or repeal the law that is already providing Americans with critical patient protections and health care benefits – rather than focusing on jobs and the economy, which they pledged to do.
September 11, 2014
As we approach the end of the 113th Congress, the most-closed, least-productive Congress in modern history, here’s a look at House Republicans’ long record of obstruction and partisanship. 
September 10, 2014
Having campaigned on promises to make Congress more transparent and encourage open debate, the House Republican majority quickly abandoned those principles and made the 112th and 113th Congresses the least productive in history, characterized by few significant bills enacted, a record number of ‘closed rules,’ that limited debate, and failure to abide by their own promises on how they would run the House.