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Top Massachusetts Democrats are paying tribute to Maryland Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a fellow Democrat who died early Thursday and who chaired a key House committee that investigated President Trump.
“Rep. Elijah Cummings was a giant in the House, an unwavering champion for his district and all Americans, and a dear friend,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Cambridge Democrat seeking her party’s 2020 presidential nomination, via Twitter. “My heart goes out to his wife Maya and his family.”
The constituents who came to Stetson Hall in Randolph brought questions about immigration, impeachment, women’s rights and growing inequality to 7th District U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s town hall meeting Saturday.
In her speech and her responses to audience members’ questions, Pressley brought a message of hope.
US Representative Ayanna Pressley says that after more than two and a half years of controversies, scandals, and allegations of wrongdoing, the American public is ready to see Congress impeach President Trump.
“This is about the American people, and I think that political will from the American people has moved to this,” the Dorchester Democrat told host Joy Reid in an interview televised Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.”
Amid politicians’ calls for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment, Rep. Ayanna Pressley is actually trying to get the process started.
Pressley on Tuesday filed an impeachment resolution that presses the House Judiciary Committee to kick off an investigation that would mark the first step in an impeachment process.
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.
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.
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.
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: