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August 4, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said she believes President Trump is a racist and has been one for decades, but the Dorchester Democrat is focused not on what the former reality TV star believes but the effects of his policies on people’s lives.

That’s what Pressley told co-hosts Ed Harding and Janet Wu on WCBV-TV’s “On the Record” Sunday morning, as the three engaged in a wide-ranging interview that touched on topics from the president’s attacks on “the Squad,” to the 2020 race, to Pressley’s efforts to eliminate the federal death penalty.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following the passage of H.R. 3055 - the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020 - Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) announced the successful inclusion of her 5 amendments in the final funding package.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published today in The Hill, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and 32BJ Service Employees International Union President Hector Figueroa highlight the progress made toward securing back pay for as many as 580,000 federal contract workers who missed more than a month of pay during the government shutdown—including food service, janitorial and security workers.

June 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to reports of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting immigrant families in major U.S. cities in the coming days and news that the House of Representatives will consider an emergency border supplemental bill that will provide additional funding of $1.2 billion to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and $128 million to ICE, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) issued the following statement:

June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), announced her appointment as Vice Chair of the relaunched House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF). The House Democratic Caucus relaunched and renamed its task force focused on the needs of our nation’s older Americans, their families and future generations looking ahead to retirement to reflect an inclusive focus on the needs of caregivers and how aging impacts an entire household.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Today, the House Appropriations Committee announced that HR 3055, a critical government spending package, will include money for federal contract workers who were not paid during the 35-day partial government shutdown.  Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced HR 678, Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employees Act in January to provide back pay to as many as an estimated 580,000 workers who went

June 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in conjunction with Gun Violence Awareness Month and the 5th Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced a resolution to honor survivors of homicide victims by establishing National Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month.  For every one homicide victim, there are at least 10 surviving family members who suffer in the aftermath of homicide.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

H.R. 1, The For the People Act, is the most comprehensive money in politics and government reform package since Watergate


May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the restrictive and dangerous anti-abortion laws passed in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Ohio, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Yesterday, at a Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee Hearing on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties entitled Confronting White Supremacy: The Consequences of InactionCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) discussed the threat of White Supremacy to black Americans and the recent rise of far-right extremism in the United States.


In her testimony, Congresswoman Pressley highlighted the absurdity of the FBI’s surveillance of so-called “Black Identity Extremists.”