Press Releases

January 11, 2019 Press Release
Legislation is fourth bipartisan Senate bill that the House has passed this week to end Trump Shutdown
The House today approved, 240-179, legislation to reopen the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill ensures that America’s National Parks can fully reopen and critical EPA operations can resume. It is the fourth bipartisan Senate bill that the House has passed this week to reopen key parts of the government and stop some of the most serious harms of the Trump Shutdown.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
The Trump Shutdown has suspended cleanups of hazardous materials and delayed lifesaving rulemaking to keep toxic chemicals like methylene chloride out of Americans’ homes. The Trump Shutdown threatens the enduring natural beauty and conservation efforts of our National Parks as trash piles up, and the safety of visitors is in question. Public health and safety should not be political bargaining chips.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today is the twenty-first day of the Trump Shutdown and the damage it inflicts on families and communities across this country continues to grow. More than 800,000 federal workers are without pay, and today will be the first missed paycheck for those families. Many of our civil servants are working without pay. Telling them they may have to file for unemployment is outrageous and just wrong.
January 10, 2019 Press Release
Agriculture and Transportation-HUD bills are virtually identical to Senate bills that were adopted on a bipartisan 92-6 vote

The House today approved two more pieces of legislation to reopen key parts of the federal government and provide certainty to American families affected by the Trump Shutdown. The bills fund the Departments of Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and Transportation, as well as the FDA, through September 30.

January 10, 2019 Press Release
The Trump shutdown has also had dangerous housing implications for many hardworking families. It could lead to evictions of senior citizens and the disabled, displacing the most vulnerable among us.
January 10, 2019 Press Release
This legislation would finally re-open these Departments and allow more than 20,000 furloughed employees at DOT and over 7,000 at HUD to receive backpay and return to their mission: serving the American people.
January 10, 2019 Press Release
We can begin this bipartisan path by passing the bill before us, which passed the Senate in September by a vote of 92-6. This bill would open the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration and adequately fund these services through the end of the fiscal year.
January 10, 2019 Press Release
Through a diverse urban/rural coalition, this legislation includes our farmer safety net and our food and nutrition programs. Families, farmers, ranchers, and producers go to work every morning. So should their government.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
Legislation is virtually identical to Senate bill that was adopted on a bipartisan 92-6 vote
The House today approved legislation to reopen the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service and remove any doubt that hardworking American families will receive their tax refunds on schedule.
January 9, 2019 Press Release
Legislation reopens Treasury and IRS, ensures taxpayers get refunds on time
We can reopen both the IRS and the SBA today, along with other vital agencies like the FCC, the SEC, and the federal Judiciary. Democrats are yet again ready to act, and I urge my colleague to support this bill.

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