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WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Peter King (NY-02), and more than 80 of their colleagues sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing deep concerns about operational changes at the U.S.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement on the HEALS Act unveiled by Senate Republicans earlier this week:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) delivered a floor speech in which she condemned the vulgar language and disrespect directed at Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) this week by a House colleague.
Her remarks, as prepared for delivery, are available below.
Transcript: Rep. Pressley Condemns Vulgar & Disrespectful Attack on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the below statement following release of the proposed FY 2021 Appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies.
“For generations, the Hyde Amendment has restricted the constitutional right to safe and legal abortion care for millions-- disproportionately impacting our most vulnerable, low-income, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced a congressional record statement remembering and honoring the life of Aubri Esters, an outspoken and beloved activist in the Massachusetts 7th. Esters was a bold advocate for marginalized communities, including transgender individuals, people with disabilities, people with substance use disorders, and trauma survivors.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) announced two additions, Ricardo A. Sánchez and Briana Blueitt, to her communications staff in Washington, DC. Sánchez will serve as Communications Director and Blueitt will serve as Communications Manager.
The two will work closely with George Flynn, the Congresswoman’s Press Secretary, who has been with the office since April 2019.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05), in partnership with Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), introduced a resolution to condemn police brutality, racial profiling and the excessive use of force.
WASHINGTON – Today, following House passage of H.R. 6800, The Heroes Act, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement:
“In my district, and across the nation, this pandemic is devastating families and communities. This unprecedented crisis has been exacerbated by a negligent and incompetent administration that has failed to prioritize saving lives and failed to execute a national testing strategy that will help us get ahead of this virus.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and 16 of their colleagues called on House leadership to provide additional assistance to the country’s museums, libraries, and cultural institutions in the next coronavirus recovery package. The nation’s arts and cultural sector accounts for approximately 4.5% of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P.