Thursday - November 14, 2019
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Sens. Menendez, Durbin, Cruz Issue Statement on Crisis in Bolivia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following joint statement with Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in reaction to the crisis in Bolivia following the resignation of Evo Morales as President:

"Earlier this year the U.S. Senate passed our Resolution recognizing the achievements of Bolivia's first indigenous president, but also warning about unchecked power and the dismantling of democratic institutions.

"We also noted the risks of ignoring constitutional term limits and ... Show Full Article

Sen. Udall Issues Statement Opposing Nomination of Wolf as Homeland Security Under Secretary
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, issued the following statement after Chad Wolf was confirmed by the Senate as Under Secretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans at the Homeland Security Department:

President Trump is expected to circumventing Congress and installing Wolf to be acting Secretary of Homeland Security.

"Despite denying his involvement in President Trump's shameful child separation policy, recent reports show that Mr. Wolf continuously supported and implemented the Trump administration's family separation policy which intentionally sowed fear and chaos ... Show Full Article

Rep. Sarbanes Issues Statement on President Trump Inviting Turkish President to White House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following statement:

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- Amid Turkey's Brazen Military Campaign in Northern Syria Against America's Kurdish Allies and After the 2017 Assault by President Erdogan's Bodyguards on Peaceful Protestors in Washington, Sarbanes Condemns President Trump's White House Meeting with President Erdogan

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Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the White House and held a joint press conference in the East Room.

"President ... Show Full Article

Rep. Meeks Issues Statement on La Saline Massacre Anniversary
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-New York, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the anniversary of the La Saline Massacre:

"On this day one year ago, armed gangs in Haiti committed unspeakable atrocities, killing at least 71 Haitians and injuring countless more.

"Homes were destroyed, families were displaced, and women and children were abused throughout the four-day period known as La Saline Massacre.

"The anniversary of La Saline Massacre reminds us not just of the violence Haitians suffered at the hands of these gangs, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Maloney Issues Statement on Committee Passage of Resolution on ERA Ratification
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passage a resolution (H.J.Res. 79) removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment:

"Thanks to incredible ERA advocates in Virginia, less than one year after Republicans blocked the state's ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment by one vote, a new pro-ERA majority has been elected to the state legislature.

"This all but guarantees that Virginia will become the needed 38th state to ratify the ERA soon after this new legislature is sworn in this ... Show Full Article

Rep. Lipinski Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Illinois, issued the following statement on impeachment inquiry public hearings:

Nov. 13 "begins the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. It's the first public impeachment inquiry hearing in more than two decades and is a significant moment for our nation.

"I encourage the American public to pay close attention and weigh the evidence with an open mind.

"The president was duly elected, and Congress must be careful and thoughtful when it considers the case against him.

"I have always supported Congress conducting oversight ... Show Full Article

Rep. Higgins Issues Statement on Death of Rev. Monsignor Gallagher
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Brian Higgins, D-New York, issued the following statement on the death of Rev. Monsignor Bill Gallagher:

"Monsignor Bill Gallagher lived a life of service to his country in the United States Army, to his Western New York community, and to his beloved church.

"With Monsignor Gallagher, you always knew where he stood, and he, without question, stood with the people.

"He was a man of acceptance and peace, starting each of his masses with the words "you are welcome here" and while there is great sadness in our loss of this faithful ambassador there is peace in knowing ... Show Full Article