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Congressman Dan Kildee on Bipartisan Amendment on Flint Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Cox, 202-225-3611, Jennifer.Cox@mail.house.gov Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Bipartisan Amendment on Flint Aid  Congressman Dan Kildee issued the following statement after the bipartisan Kildee-Moolenaar Amendment to H.R. 5303 the Water Resources Development Act was made in order, which would provide $170 million dollars in federal […]

Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sqILVbNEq4. Below is a copy of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s statement: “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.  Each year, from September 15th to October 15th, we gather […]

Congresswoman Lee Welcomes Opening of Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement celebrating the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: “Today’s opening has been a long time coming. Nearly 100 years ago, in 1929, Congress passed legislation to establish this museum. Now, it has finally become a reality thanks to […]

CBC Holds Press Conference at DOJ and Presents Letter to AG Loretta Lynch Addressing Systematic Surveillance and Profiling of Blacks by Law Enforcement

September 22, 2016 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – Today, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and members of the CBC held a press conference at the U.S. Department of Justice to address the systematic surveillance and profiling of African Americans by law enforcement in communities across the country: “The Congressional Black Caucus is […]

Cartwright Named to Powerful House Appropriations Panel

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Democratic Caucus has elected him to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations, the panel that makes annual spending decisions for all federal agencies and is considered one of the most powerful committees in Congress. For fully one-half century, between the end of World […]

Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Protect Our Children from Bullying, Ensure Schools Districts Are on Notice

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement (BRAVE) Act, legislation that would address bullying behavior within schools. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 3 students say they have been bullied at school.  Moreover, 1 out of 10 students who drops out of […]

Clyburn OP-ED: Democrats vs. Republicans on the Economy: It Is Not A Close Call

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) published the following op-ed on the Huffington Post today: Democrats v. Republicans on the Economy:  It is Not a Close Call             If our history were not so instructive about the catastrophic consequences that often flow from sophisticated campaigns of misinformation, I would probably […]

Reforming Our Criminal Justice System

I am committed to reforming our broken prison system to save taxpayers money and give ex-offenders, those who have paid their debt to society, a second chance. In conjunction with my leadership on criminal justice matters, I have focused on producing legislation which invests in education, in economic growth, and in jobs. I believe we […]

Voting rights laws are moving dangerously backward

By: U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett EXPANDED access to health care, new education programs for our youngest citizens, landmark protections at the ballot box: The wave of civil-rights laws that Congress passed 50 years ago broke down barriers for millions of people in our country to more fully participate in their communities and our democracy. […]