Press Releases

June 20, 2017
In 2015, a majority of Republican Members joined every Democratic Member of the House to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank against an effort by some on the extreme right, including Rep. Scott Garrett, to shut down permanently this agency that directly helps U.S. businesses create jobs in America.
June 19, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Otto Warmbier today, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, who have had to endure a painful ordeal these past seventeen months.
June 19, 2017
I join today in observing Juneteenth, when Americans commemorate the end of the brutal and inhuman system of slavery in this country. 
June 19, 2017
Today, the people of London experienced another terror attack, this time targeting innocent Muslim worshippers as they left Ramadan prayers.
June 16, 2017
While the Trump Administration has announced it will continue President Obama’s #DACA, which marked its fifth anniversary this week, and allow DREAMers who were brought to this country as children to continue working here legally, his decision to end the DAPA program means that undocumented immigrant families will continue to live in fear of being split apart. 
June 15, 2017
It is appalling that the Commerce Department is changing the language of its equal opportunity policy statement to exclude LGBT Americans. 
June 15, 2017
Five years ago today, President Obama took action to protect DREAMers, using his executive authority to launch the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 
June 15, 2017
“I want to thank the Senate for unanimously passing Senator Graham’s amendment reaffirming America’s commitment to NATO’s Article 5 collective defense agreement. 
June 15, 2017
If Russian operatives were successful in hacking into servers in thirty-nine states connected to voting systems and elections personnel, we ought to be very concerned about the security of future elections.
June 14, 2017
My prayers today are with my friend Whip Steve Scalise and with all those who were injured in the shooting this morning, including the U.S. Capitol Police officers who courageously responded and saved lives.  
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.  
June 12, 2017
Once again, an American court has determined what we already know: that President Trump’s attempt to ban Muslims from entering this country is not only immoral but unconstitutional.
June 12, 2017
The voters who participated in Puerto Rico's status referendum expressed an unambiguous desire to continue seeking a future in common with the United States as an equal member of our union.  
June 9, 2017
I was honored to meet today with recipients of the National Endowment for Democracy award. 
June 9, 2017
Puerto Ricans will have an opportunity this weekend to choose the future status of their island. 
June 8, 2017
We need to keep in mind there are really two separate issues here. One is, what did the Russians do, who did they do it with, how were they trying to undermine our democracy and western democracies generally? 
June 8, 2017
Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony today was illustrative and alarming. 
June 8, 2017
Thank you very much Ranking Member Waters who has done such a great job at protecting our consumers and our financial stability. 
June 7, 2017
President Trump’s statements to former FBI Director Comey are extremely troubling.  It is imperative that investigators in Congress and with the Justice Department look at all the facts that are presented and ask serious questions about where they lead. 
June 7, 2017
I join in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem today.  During the Six-Day War, Israel defeated enemies bent on its destruction, and in the process made the holy city of Jerusalem whole again. 
June 6, 2017
The decision by Anthem to withdraw from the health insurance marketplace in Ohio is yet another example of uncertainty created by Republicans driving insurers from the market. 
June 4, 2017
The British people have now endured multiple terror attacks in a short period, but they continue to face adversity with strength, with perseverance, and with unity.
June 2, 2017
The measure by which this Administration must be judged, first and foremost, is whether Americans' lives are getting better, not worse, and whether their families have greater economic security, not less. 
June 1, 2017
The announcement of President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is a striking abdication of American leadership in the world. It is a dangerous surrender of American strength in foreign affairs, one that empowers other nations and weakens our influence abroad. 
June 1, 2017
I join in marking the start of Immigrant Heritage Month, in which we celebrate the immigrant foundations of our country.