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July 27, 2017
It seems that the White House and its Republican allies in Congress haven’t learned from their mistakes on writing TrumpCare bills and are once again preparing to write hugely consequential legislation affecting hundreds of millions of Americans behind closed doors among a small cadre of leaders without input even from rank-and-file Members of their own party.  
July 24, 2017
Amid the investigations into Russia’s interference in our last election and its ongoing efforts to subvert democratic systems here at home and among our allies, it is critical that Congress provide our intelligence community with the best possible tools and clear direction.
July 20, 2017
Last night, the House Budget Committee approved on a party line vote a Republican budget resolution that disinvests in America’s future and relies on a foundation that simply doesn’t add up.
July 20, 2017
Senator McConnell made it clear that if in fact they fail to pass a replacement bill, that he thought the alternative was to work together with Democrats. I think that's the right way to go.
July 19, 2017
Thank you to Randi [Weingarten] who absolutely gets it, all the time, every day, every hour, and lets us hear about it…
July 18, 2017
The budget resolution unveiled today by Chairman Black and House Republicans reminds me of the old adage that one mustn’t be fooled twice. 
July 14, 2017
Today, Democrats and Republicans in the House came together to pass legislation supporting the work of our men and women in uniform. 
July 13, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of President Trump’s budget proposal exposes just how hazardous this Administration’s policies would be to the long-term fiscal stability of this country.
June 27, 2017
By postponing their budget markup for FY2018, House Republicans will place an already-late process even further behind schedule, risking a shutdown in September if appropriations are not completed on time. 
June 12, 2017
It is already June, and Republicans in Congress have yet to even propose a budget resolution for the fiscal year starting in October.  
May 24, 2017
[Rep. Lee] says I looked at the budget. If you care about people and you look at this budget, you will tear up.
May 24, 2017
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Yesterday President Trump laid out his budget request for next year.
May 23, 2017
It's not real. And frankly, my first thoughts were mirrored by almost every Republican who made a comment on the budget, this is not a real document, it is not a real offer, it's not a starting point.
May 23, 2017
President Trump’s budget is a litany of broken promises to the American people
May 18, 2017
The Trump-Mulvaney budget is not real. It is a pre-text, and does not come to grips with the challenges confronting America. It is an ideological document, not a document that will ever be utilized. 
May 3, 2017
Joe, you took the words out of my mouth. I don't think it's what the Democrats or Republicans want, the process won. 
May 2, 2017
I am appalled that President Trump tweeted this morning that he wants the government to shut down. Funding our government is not a game, where one side wins and the other side loses.
April 26, 2017
“’Fool me once,’ the old adage says, and ‘shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.’  
March 28, 2017
Rep. Bill Pascrell's resolution of inquiry seeks to provide a means for the American people to find much-sought and much-deserved answers about Donald Trump's many potential conflicts of interest. 
February 28, 2017
Tonight, President Trump stood before the United States Congress and gave a speech long on rhetoric but short on any real policy agenda.  
February 7, 2017
Thank you, Secretary Rubin.  Thank you to everyone at the Hamilton Project and the Brookings Institution.  And thanks to former Director Orszag and the distinguished panelists who are here today as well.
November 29, 2016
I want to thank my friend Rep. Sandy Levin for his service as Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee and, previously, as its Chair.
June 24, 2016
The tax proposal House Republicans unveiled today is nothing new.  
June 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of the fourth plank of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ #WrongWay agenda.
June 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ regulatory agenda, the third plank of their #WrongWay agenda.