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“In response to the President’s renewed call for action on comprehensive immigration reform, Congressman Cantor once again offered only excuses for inaction. With 30 House Republicans on the record in support of comprehensive reform, Rep. Cantor’s ridiculous statement this evening confirms that the Republican leadership continues to stand in the way of legislation that would pass the House immediately if allowed to come to the floor."
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will deliver commencement addresses this year at UC Berkeley and Bard College.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“The American people are sick and tired of House Republican obstruction, and House Democrats are demanding a vote. With 200 cosponsors of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform in the House, and 30 Republicans who have expressed public support for reforming our broken immigration system, the votes are there."
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“Today, in Boston and across the country, we stand united – sharing in prayers for the continued recovery of the victims and their families, and for a future free from fear. We will continue to work to those ends, and ensure that our efforts honor the perseverance and resilience of a city that is truly Boston Strong.”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
“Today’s CBO report is good news for both the physical and fiscal health of our nation. Just weeks after cresting the milestone of 7.5 million Americans enrolled in quality, affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces, the CBO report finds that the Affordable Care Act continues to surpass expectations."
Monday, April 14, 2014
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those lost yesterday at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City. This tragedy struck the heart of a community, targeting its youth and its seniors, simply because of their faith."
Monday, April 14, 2014
“Sylvia Mathews Burwell is a rigorous, energetic, and experienced leader with sterling credentials and unparalleled determination. Director Burwell is one of the best and brightest public servants in government today, and she is a terrific choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services."
Friday, April 11, 2014
“From day one, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has remained laser-focused on a single purpose: to make health care a right, not a privilege, for all Americans. Her leadership has been forceful, effective, and essential."
Thursday, April 10, 2014
"As we go into the Holy Season, I am reminded of the Gospel of Matthew where he said: 'For where your treasure is, there also your heart will be.' Clearly, if you applied the Gospel of Matthew to the budgets that are on the floor today you would see where the heart is of the Republican Party: with the wealthiest people in America, with special interests in our country, and not with the great middle class."
Thursday, April 10, 2014
“For more than a decade, Jonathan Stivers has been an invaluable member of my team, leading our efforts on foreign assistance and global health, democracy and human rights, East and Southeast Asia. Jon has played a central role in advancing my foreign policy priorities, especially in the fields of appropriations, HIV/AIDS, international trade, and in countries across the Asia-Pacific region."
Thursday, April 10, 2014