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  • Lofgren Announces Intent to Run for Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Position
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – At a Democratic Caucus meeting this morning, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) announced to her colleagues her intention to seek the top Democratic position on the House Judiciary Committee should an official vacancy occur pursuant to House Democratic Caucus Rules. Below is a statement from Lofgren: “Whenever an official vacancy at the top Democratic position of the Judiciary Committee may occur in accordance with Caucus Rules, I will put my credentials forward for my colleagues’... Read more

  • Lofgren Statement on Congressman John Conyers Jr.
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today regarding Congressman John Conyers Jr.: “The reports about Congressman Conyers are as serious as they get. The Committee on Ethics should take up this matter immediately with a goal of promptly assessing the validity of the news account. This reported behavior cannot be tolerated in the House of Representatives or anywhere else.” Read more

  • Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration Cancellation of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in the United States: “The Trump Administration’s callous decision to strip some 50,000 vulnerable Haitians of Temporary Protected Status will harm both the U.S. and Haiti. Haiti is recovering from multiple hurricanes, food insecurity, an earthquake, and a full-scale cholera epidemic. Forcing tens of tho... Read more

  • Poe and Lofgren Urge Improvements to USA Liberty Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today announced their bipartisan push to amend and improve the USA Liberty Act, to ensure that the bill adequately reform’s a sweeping, secretive government spying program: “Although the USA Liberty Act makes some necessary reforms, as currently drafted, we believe the bill does not adequately protect the Constitutional rights of Americans. As written, the bill allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to continue warrant... Read more

  • Conyers & Lofgren Statement On Trump Administration's Decision to Strip Temporary Protected Status from Nicaraguans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Ranking Member of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following joint statement today on the Trump Administration's decision to strip Temporary Protected Status from Nicaraguans: “The Trump Administration’s decision to strip Temporary Protected Status from Nicaraguans who have lived in this country for nearly 20 years is w... Read more

  • Lofgren & Conyers: detention of 10-year-old disabled child unjust and inhumane
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports that a ten-year-old disabled child was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents immediately after emergency surgery at the Driscoll’s Children hospital in Corpus Christi, U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) wrote to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke today raising concerns that the child’s detention is unjust, inhumane, and will create community-wide fear resulting in immigrants not seeking medical care, e... Read more

  • Bipartisan Coalition Introduces USA RIGHTS Act to Reform Secretive Warrantless Spy Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.­— Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Ted Poe, R-Texas, Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, Justin Amash, R-Mich., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Thomas Massie, R-Ky., introduced the USA RIGHTS Act in the House of Representatives today. The legislation reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program to protect the Constitutional rights of Americans, while giving intelligence agencies authority to target foreign terrorists, criminals and other overseas intelligence targets. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.... Read more

  • Statement on Judiciary Committee Markup of Agricultural Guestworker Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, delivered the following statement today during markup in the House Judiciary Committee of the Agriculture Guestworker Act, a Republican bill that would undercut the U.S. workforce with a low-wage guest worker program. Statement of Rep. Zoe Lofgren Tuesday, October 24, 2017 *** “Like Ranking Member Conyers, I must also begin by expressing disappointment at the... Read more

  • Conyers & Lofgren Statement on 2018 Refugee Ceiling
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Ranking Member of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after an annual refugee consultation with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke in which officials confirmed the Trump Administration would set an historically low refugee ceiling of 4... Read more

  • Top Dems Investigate Report That White House Squelched Study on Economic Contributions of Refugees
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2017)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and a letter to Department of Hea... Read more