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June 10, 2021 Press Release
"The Santa Clara County projects included in the INVEST in America Act will make our community safer, more accessible, and more connected."
June 8, 2021 Press Release
"This initial report released today by the Task Force makes it clear that important strides are being made to mitigate the immeasurable harm that resulted from the Trump Administration’s cruel family separation policy."
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June 2, 2021 Press Release
"Underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority groups, have often experienced higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. This funding will importantly help address these disparities and meet the needs of the communities that have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic."
June 2, 2021 Press Release
"The bipartisan EAGLE Act moves our country toward a system that de-emphasizes birthplace and better serves America."
May 13, 2021 Press Release
"Federal funding is coming in to prevent cuts to important services and allow state and local governments to effectively contribute to a strong recovery."
May 12, 2021 Press Release
"It’s good news that this federal investment will help secure the future of three esteemed local institutions and provide struggling students with urgent relief that will allow them to stay on track and complete their education."
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May 6, 2021 Press Release
"Our bill is both in the best interest of the United States and the Indo-Pacific region.”
April 27, 2021 Press Release
"One of the things we usually do around Joint Sessions of Congress is highlight something that matters to Americans. The COVID relief bills that Congress passed and have been enacted into law have importantly kept people going throughout this pandemic so that when it’s over we’ll still be standing."
April 21, 2021 Press Release
"It is necessary to close the data broker loophole that allows the government to buy some of our most sensitive personal data – like location records."

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July 17, 2019 In The News

 

Lawmakers on both sides of the congressional aisle agree that backlogs and lengthy processing times for immigration applications are a problem, though they diverged during a House subcommittee hearing on the cause.

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July 17, 2019 In The News

For the past two and a half years, Congress has largely granted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a free pass on immigration backlogs and application delays, denials and Requests for Evidence.

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July 11, 2019 In The News

Amid a backlog that sees some applicants waiting decades for green cards, 140 Republican members of Congress joined 224 Democrats and passed a bill Wednesday to end the per-country cap on green cards.

July 10, 2019 In The News

State and federal lawmakers are calling for new rules and investigations surrounding the use of facial-recognition scans of driver’s license databases by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agencies, fueling a debate over the technology some on Capitol Hill have said represents a “massive breach of privacy and trust.”

July 5, 2019 In The News

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

The stories of the crisis on the U.S. southern border just keep coming. Dangerous overcrowding, squalid conditions, adults and children held for days and weeks at a time - issues that Acting Inspector General Jennifer Costello describes as urgent and needing immediate attention and action.

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June 27, 2019 In The News

As we argue about the horrifying humanitarian disaster at the southern border, a fundamental question is hovering in the background: Do we want to make it harder for desperate people to legally secure refuge in the United States, or easier for them to legally do so?

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June 24, 2019 In The News

A House panel on Friday backed legislation to improve election security ahead of next year’s contests as Democrats press for shoring up the nation’s voting system after Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

June 20, 2019 In The News

Two Vietnamese men hoping to donate blood marrow to their brother in San Jose have been approved visas to travel to the U.S., local politicians announced Tuesday.

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June 20, 2019 In The News

House lawmakers demand end to warrantless collection of Americans’ data

Two House lawmakers are pushing an amendment that would effectively defund a massive data collection program run by the National Security Agency i unless the government promises to not intentionally collect data of Americans.

June 18, 2019 In The News

Two Vietnamese brothers have been granted temporary visas to supply a life-saving bone marrow transfer for their dying sibling, a United States citizen living in San Jose, after a Chronicle investigation.

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