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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.

October 11, 2019 In The News

Ayanna Pressley says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is not doing what it was set up to do.

October 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, along with 26 Members of Congress sent a letter to the heads of the Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC demanding that the three banking agencies not issue a proposed rule unless it has the

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), and more than 60 of their colleagues sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen Kraninger slamming the Bureau’s decision to roll back protections that prevent debt collectors from harassing Americans.