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March 3, 2021 Press Release
"Stabilizing the workforce will protect the future of our farms and our food supply."
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February 19, 2021 Press Release
"It’s an honor to be named a 2021 Champion of Science, and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to promote robust investments in federally-funded research that spurs innovation and to support our STEM workforce."
February 4, 2021 Press Release
"We are greatly encouraged to see that the Biden Administration is beginning the process of rebuilding this historically bipartisan refugee program and returning the United States to its leadership position on the world stage."
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February 2, 2021 Press Release
"That the President has taken such wide-ranging actions on immigration in his first few weeks in office is indicative of just how much damage the Trump Administration did to our immigration system."
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January 20, 2021 Press Release
"President Biden has declared to the world his intent to return America to its roots and restore its reputation as an inclusive and welcoming nation."
January 14, 2021 Press Release
"Today’s report sheds new light on the chaos, cruelty, and reckless disregard for vulnerable children in our nation’s custody."
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January 13, 2021 Press Release
"The Founders devised the Impeachment Clause to protect against a President who would threaten Constitutional order. If we don’t act now, the Impeachment Clause would essentially be meaningless."
January 12, 2021 Press Release
"Vice President Pence should invoke the 25th Amendment, assume Presidential duties until the inauguration next week and save us from a President who is unable to function, unable protect our country."
December 21, 2020 Press Release
"I’m very disappointed that we have not yet been able to reach a compromise between the House and Senate on a version of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act... But I won’t give up hope that ongoing bipartisan and bicameral talks can get us over the finish line in the next Congress. I’ll keep trying."
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December 3, 2020 Press Release
"Unfortunately the provisions sent to the House by the Senate yesterday most likely make matters worse, not better."
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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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