Tuesday - April 13, 2021
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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Statement From Rep. Pressley on Boston Police Department's Handling of Patrick Rose Allegations
BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 13 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Massachusetts, issued the following statement:

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement regarding the Boston Police's handling of the allegations made against retired officer and former union president Patrick Rose.

"The disturbing reports about the Boston Police Department's (BPD) handling of the allegations made against Patrick Rose, former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, are the latest example of the desperate need for greater transparency, increased oversight and a fundamental ... Show Full Article

Sen. Sinema Statement on Nomination of Chief Magnus for CBP Commissioner
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, issued the following statement:

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Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema - Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Border Management--released the following statement on the nomination of Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus as Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection:

"Chief Chris Magnus's nomination to lead Customs and Border Protection represents a positive step toward ensuring the administration understands and addresses the needs of Arizona communities.

Our state pays the price for the federal government's failure to fix a broken ... Show Full Article

Sen. Scott: 151 Organizations Endorse Bipartisan College Transparency Act
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, issued the following news release on April 12, 2021:

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today announced an overwhelming show of support for the College Transparency Act (CTA) from 151 organizations representing everything from educational institutions, student organizations, and employers.

The bipartisan legislation ensures students and families have clear and absorbable information as they consider higher education opportunities. The CTA modernizes ... Show Full Article

Rep. Horsford Applauds Nomination of Kenneth Polite to Lead Department of Justice's Criminal Division
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nevada, issued the following news release:

After President Biden nominated former U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite to lead the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Congressman Steven Horsford released the following statement:

"Kenneth Polite is a tenacious advocate for justice with a distinguished record of service to the American people. As U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, he worked to break cycles of violence through mentorship programs for underserved youth, stop public corruption, and protect civil rights. His nomination ... Show Full Article

Del. Norton Asks Bureau of Prisons to Share Information on D.C. Residents Leaving Custody and Returning to Community
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following news release:

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to request that BOP provide information on District of Columbia residents leaving BOP custody so that the District can help with reentry into the community. Alternatively, Norton requested that if BOP continues to take the position that providing this information would violate the Privacy Act, inmates be provided a waiver form to sign before their release.

"D.C. has many programs that can help people ... Show Full Article

Chair Grijalva, Vice Chair Sablan Hail White House Announcement of Gretchen Sierra Zorita as Associate Director for Puerto Rico and Territories
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news release on April 12, 2021:

Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Vice Chair Gregorio Sablan (D-CNMI) today praised President Biden's hiring of Gretchen Sierra Zorita to the newly created position of White House Associate Director for Puerto Rico and Territories, which will coordinate with Congress to better address longstanding issues of importance to the millions of citizens and nationals living in U.S. territories.

"The Biden administration's choice to create ... Show Full Article

After Urging From Lee and Klobuchar, Apple Agrees to Send Witness to Hearing on App Stores and Mobile App Competition
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ranking Member and Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, yesterday announced that both Apple and Google have agreed to send witnesses to a subcommittee hearing on app stores and mobile app competition scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:30 PM. In a letter sent on Friday, April 9th, 2021, Lee and Klobuchar criticized Apple's initial decision to withhold witnesses from testifying and ... Show Full Article