Press Releases

January 13, 2017
I think what the Inspector General needs to do is [ask] ‘were the proper policies followed? Do the facts justify the action that was taken?’ Not so much for what happened in the past, but for what ought to be done in the future. 
January 13, 2017
This year, as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we reflect on his legacy and his commitment to nonviolence in the ceaseless pursuit of justice and opportunity for all.  
January 12, 2017
The data released today makes it clear that the Affordable Care Act is helping encourage entrepreneurship and making it easier for people to start small businesses and create jobs in our communities.  
January 12, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise out of a deep concern, not only for the thirty million Americans who will lose access to health coverage and the tens of millions of others who will see their costs rise if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. 
January 11, 2017
I am pleased that the Obama Administration has taken this first step to investigate Colombia’s failure to comply with the labor provisions of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement and support the Department of Labor’s call for follow-on action.  
January 10, 2017
I want to thank Mr. [Will] Hurd for his work, which has been ongoing and continuing work on this issue and on this particular program. 
January 10, 2017
In his eight years as President of the United States, Barack Obama showed our country and the world what it means to lead.  
January 10, 2017
Yesterday’s analysis by the Office of Management and Budget exposes Republicans’ budget resolution for the gimmick it is: nothing more than a partisan effort to take health coverage away from tens of millions of Americans that never achieves balance and adds $9.5 trillion to our national debt over the next ten years. 
January 10, 2017
I am deeply disappointed that Republicans refused to vote together with Democrats to bring to the Floor the Protecting Our Democracy Act. 
January 9, 2017
As Republicans move forward with their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement, House Democrats will continue to highlight what is at stake for millions of Americans. 
January 6, 2017
As the situation continues to unfold at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were killed or injured in today’s shooting, as well as with those brave first responders who worked to save lives.  
January 6, 2017
“This report is damning.  Our intelligence agencies have done their work and done it well.  There can be no refuting the hard facts: Russia hacked our election, seeking to undermine America’s democratic and electoral institutions.  Donald Trump has claimed that it could have been any of a number of nations or even a rogue individual who engaged in these cyberattacks. 
January 6, 2017
The magnitude of Russian interference in our recent election demands an independent investigative commission, and today I am joining with more than 150 of my House colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to establish such a body. 
January 6, 2017
I think there's a real danger that is occurring where Donald Trump is either not getting briefings because he thinks they're irrelevant and he knows more than the intelligence agencies, or he has the intelligence agency briefings and denies their findings… and undermines the confidence they have in themselves and undermines the confidence Americans have in our intelligence agencies. 
January 6, 2017
Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report shows an economy that continues to produce jobs at a steady clip, with seventy-five consecutive months of positive job growth alongside 144,000 new private sector jobs created in December.  
January 6, 2017
The fact of the matter is, of course, the economic environment since President Obama took office has substantially improved, incredibly improved. 
January 5, 2017
This new report ought to be alarming to all Americans.  
January 5, 2017
I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise today to reiterate the strong, bipartisan support for our ally Israel in the United States Congress.  
January 4, 2017
Before the vote on December 23, I had urged President Obama and Secretary Kerry to use the United States's veto power at the U.N. Security Council to defeat Resolution 2334.  
January 3, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I’m deeply concerned by a number of controversial provisions included by the Majority in the rules they have proposed for the 115th Congress.  
January 3, 2017
The budget resolution introduced today by Senate Republicans represents a brazenly cynical use of the federal budget process to advance the political aim of repealing the Affordable Care Act.  
January 3, 2017
As the 115th Congress convenes today, Americans are deeply worried about the future and are looking to their Representatives to work together to craft responsible, just, and wise policies that heal the divisions of the recent election and renew faith in government to be a force for good in Americans’ lives.  
January 3, 2017
Eliminating the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics, as House Republicans proposed to do without notice or debate, would have been a dangerous and ill-conceived move.  
January 3, 2017
I am deeply concerned by House Republicans’ decision in the dead of night to strip away the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.