Statement “The legislation U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Reps. Colin Allred (D-Texas) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) introduced today is not a paid leave bill, not a meaningful boost for low-income families, and not the solution our country urgently needs. It is, instead, a fatally flawed attempt to fool people by offering families a loan now that brings stark penalties later.
December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019
Statement “Hundreds of thousands more people in our country will go hungry if President Trump’s Department of Agriculture is allowed to revise eligibility requirements for SNAP, as announced this morning. This is one more attack on struggling families from an administration without heart or compassion and a brazen attempt to do through regulation what Congress refused to do through legislation: Make it harder for hungry families to get the food and nutrition they need.
December 3, 2019
Statement “In a meaningful and important move that will make Wake County stronger, healthier, and more successful, on Monday, December 2nd, the County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to provide up to three weeks of paid family medical leave to county employees who need paid time off to care for a seriously ill family member. This policy expands Wake County’s successful paid parental leave policy and is a significant step forward for the County and its communities.
November 27, 2019
News release Three young children recite the congressional oath of office as they use heart and star stickers to reassemble a torn-up copy of the U.S. Constitution in a powerful new 30-second ad. The spot, created by Anat Shenker-Osorio and produced by MomsRising, urges viewers to call their members of Congress and urge them to uphold their oath. “Our future is in your hands,” one of the children says as the tagline, “impeach now” flashes on the screen.
November 20, 2019
Statement “Today is a painful annual reminder that Latinas continue to face some of the most damaging wage gaps of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. On average, Latinas working full-time are paid just 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. Latina moms face an even more extreme wage gap of just 46 cents on the dollar compared to white, non-Hispanic dads. These punitive gaps persist across occupations and levels of education, and they harm individuals, families, communities and our economy.
October 31, 2019
Statement “The mounting evidence that President Trump abused his power in his dealings with Ukraine’s president is deeply disturbing and made passage of the impeachment inquiry resolution in the House of Representatives the only right and reasonable way forward. It is hard to understand how any lawmaker who values our democracy and the rule of law could vote against it.
October 30, 2019
Statement “Today’s vote on the resolution to block the Trump administration’s 1332 waiver rule—which would have prevented the administration from pushing bare-bones ‘junk’ health plans that allow discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions—was a truth test for those who promised to protect health coverage for the more than 130 million people with pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately for the country, 52 Republican U.S. Senators failed that test.
October 18, 2019
Statement “The child of sharecroppers, Elijah Cummings rose to become one of the most effective and respected members of the United States Congress – a leader who commanded respect because of his passion, dignity, and unerring sense of right and wrong. He was an eloquent and tireless champion of all those who struggle against discrimination, poverty, violence, and a system that often perpetuates injustice.
September 27, 2019
Statement "We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for joining the U.S. Senate in voting to end President Trump’s politically motivated, bogus declaration of a national emergency today. The votes in both chambers were bipartisan rejections of the President’s reckless use of emergency powers, which he is using to divert funds intended for other purposes to build a wall the country neither wants nor needs, and that will stand forever as a symbol of the hate and division Trump sows.
September 27, 2019
Statement “America’s elections belong to America’s voters, and no foreign government should ever play any role in determining the outcome. The transcript and whistleblower complaint released this week seem to show that President Trump abused his power in conversations with Ukraine's president. They support allegations he tried to use his influence and taxpayers’ money to coerce Ukraine leaders into interfering in our elections and, further, that his administration then tried to cover up these illegal, self-serving actions.