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January 15, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus made a historic visit to Boston last weekend to address the country’s systemic inequality and economic injustice. A press conference held Friday at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute commenced the “State of Black America” series, where various elected officials acknowledged America’s continuing racial disparities and advocated for progressive reforms.   

January 10, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its first-ever visit to Massachusetts Friday evening with elected leaders from across the country articulating some of the nation’s most dire problems of institutional racism.

A press conference at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute was a precursor to caucus events throughout Representative Ayanna Pressley’s 7th Congressional district this weekend that are aimed at discussing and wrangling with systemic discrimination.

November 27, 2019 In The News

"So you cannot keep America great, make America great when you strike at the very heart of what makes this country great, what keeps us running," said Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

Pressley is on a mission to pay government workers $1 billion in back wages.  

She's been fighting for them since being sworn into Congress during the longest government shutdown in US history. That battle over President Trump's border wall ended 10 months ago. But for thousands of service workers, its effects live on. 

November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA.),  Jesús G.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced H.R. 4966, The Greater Supervision in Banking Act - legislation to strengthen Congressional oversight of the 8 U.S.-based Globally Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs), which includes JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, State Street, and Bank of New York Mellon. Collectively, U.S.

October 31, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — A House Democrat has proposed legislation to require the CEOs of the U.S. "global systemically important" banks to testify before Congress.

Under the Greater Supervision in Banking Act, the chief executives of the eight GSIBs would appear annually before the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

October 24, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley didn’t have much time for Mark Zuckerberg’s explanations. Literally, she only had five minutes.

The Facebook co-founder and CEO faced another round of grilling during a House Financial Services Committee hearing Wednesday over a wide range of subjects, from his tech company’s record on privacy to its efforts to police hate speech and misinformation. Pressley’s pointed questioning, however, focused on the ostensible subject of the hearing: Facebook’s ambitious cryptocurrency project, Libra.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced H.R. 5021, the Ending Debt Collection Harassment Act, legislation that requires the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to regulate the debt collection industry.