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January 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Oversight and Reform announced an investigation to review the events and intelligence surrounding the white supremacist insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

January 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement after her husband, Conan Harris, received a positive COVID-19 test yesterday evening. Harris accompanied Pressley to Washington, DC for her swearing-in ceremony last week and was with her in the Capitol complex throughout the January 6 attack. Harris has shown mild symptoms and remains in isolation, along with Pressley and staff in close contact per guidance from the attending physician.

January 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement after the House vote to impeach Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection.

January 7, 2021 Press Release

Letter (PDF)

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter to House Administration Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Carolyn Maloney calling on the Chairwomen to coordinate with relevant committees to initiate immediate and transparent investigations into the unprecedented insurrection by violent white supremacist domestic terrorists at the Capitol on Wednesday. 

January 5, 2021 Press Release

Resolution Text (PDF)

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) yesterday joined Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) and 98 of their colleagues in introducing a House resolution censuring and condemning Donald Trump for attempting to inappropriately tamper with the results of the November 2020 presidential election in the State of Georgia.

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Video (YouTube)

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, in a House Oversight Committee hearing, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) blasted Purdue Pharma executives and members of the Sackler family for their role in fueling the opioid crisis and for consistently placing the blame on people who suffer from addiction.

A full transcript of her exchange with witnesses is available below and a full video is available here.

December 11, 2020 In The News

On the one-year anniversary of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) introducing the People’s Justice Guarantee, a sweeping criminal-legal reform resolution created to dismantle a racist system that disproportionately targets, incarcerates, and kills members of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities, Pressley sat down with Kirsten West Savali, ESSENCE executive producer of News and Politics, to discuss her vision for the nation, the Black Lives Matter’s mandate for the incoming Biden-Harris administration, and why The People’s Justice Guarantee will fundamentally redefine w

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on Governor’s proposed amendments to the Massachusetts police reform legislation:

“The police reform legislation passed by my colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature is a step forward in the fight for justice in the Commonwealth. This bill is already a compromise and should serve as the floor that we will build upon going forward.  It includes essential long-overdue common-sense proposals that would save lives.