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August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today joined the Massachusetts Teachers Association, American Federation of Teachers of Massachusetts, students and advocates in calling for full remote learning in Massachusetts this fall. Her full statement is below:

July 21, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) announced the successful inclusion of their amendment that would codify protections in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for international students who recently found themselves the target of xenophobic guidance released by the Trump Administration earlier this month. 

May 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos, urging the Administration to rescind its dangerous new Title IX rule that guts protections for student survivors of sexual assault and places a tremendous strain on already-overburdened schools.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and 28 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy today calling for the universal, one-time, student loan debt cancellation of at least $30,000 per borrower in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

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).

April 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)  and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) led more than 30 of their congressional colleagues in blasting the Trump Administration for continuing to garnish wages of millions of struggling student loan borrowers, despite a new law passed by Congress last month that prohibits such wage seizures during the coronavirus public health emergency.