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November 18, 2021 Press Release
"The Online Privacy Act prevents the abusive collection and retention of personal information. If companies can’t collect data, they can’t use that data to manipulate Americans for profit."
November 17, 2021 Press Release
"I believe the amendments offered by my colleagues and adopted by the Committee have further strengthened the legislation."
November 4, 2021 Press Release
"Congress must ensure all federal agencies and statutes are set up in ways that best support our communities as they prepare for and respond to deadly fires."
October 29, 2021 Press Release
"Congress must advance a whole-of-government approach to execute a coordinated and united federal agenda on wildfires that uses science-based and cost-effective measures to change the way we think about, plan for, and respond to wildfires."
October 21, 2021 Press Release
Letter to Sec. Mayorkas highlights that the Yuba County Jail, Otay Mesa Detention Center & Adelanto Processing Center “have been operating in a substandard manner”
October 12, 2021 Press Release
"We can and must do better for the people of Cameroon."
October 1, 2021 Press Release
"The American Rescue Plan is helping us combat the pandemic and, specifically, ensuring support gets to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19."
September 23, 2021 Press Release
"DOD and the intelligence community have unique capabilities and assets we know can help better detect ignitions, track fire lines, and provide ongoing assessments of fires for the wildfire management and suppression community."
August 30, 2021 Press Release
"There is no question that the brave men and women who run toward danger instead of running away from it need up-to-date medical equipment to do their jobs and save lives."
August 27, 2021 Press Release
"Sirhan Sirhan not only murdered a man – he murdered hope for America. Our nation is still paying the price for his actions."


In The News

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.

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.

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


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.

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?

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.

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.