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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.

December 19, 2019 In The News

A week after leading a fight to secure strong investments in community health centers as part of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’s Lower Drug Costs Now Act in the U.S. House, U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley decided to visit one community Health Center that has become a model for others across the nation.

On Monday Pressley toured East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) emergency department and then participated in a roundtable discussion with heads of the Health Center’s various departments.

December 13, 2019 In The News

Months after federal immigration officials reinstated deferred action for medical cases, a family in Boston who feared they'd be removed from the U.S. — even as their son continued to need life-saving treatments — now has clarity.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, sent a letter to Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky seeking information on the targ

December 5, 2019 In The News

Over a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would seek to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes — an initiative to combat youth smoking.

But much like a proposed ban on most flavored e-cigarettes touted only months ago by President Donald Trump, that plan has apparently stalled.

Ayanna Pressley wants to know: why?

November 6, 2019 In The News

Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump is bringing her much-lampooned “Be Best” initiative to Boston—but she will hardly be welcomed with open arms.

In response to Trump’s visit, about 250 BMC workers are participating in a “Stand-In for Solidarity” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday on the Moakley Green. The stand-in, a silent event, is meant to reflect participants’ support of BMC patients, many of whom have been aversely affected by Trump administration policies.

November 6, 2019 Press Release

BOSTON - Today,  in response to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and first lady Melania Trump's visit to Boston Medical Center, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement:

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led 85 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate and House Leadership urging them to provide a five-year extension of the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF), the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program.

September 19, 2019 In The News

IN AN ABRUPT about-face, the Trump administration is reversing course on the recent declaration that it was ending a policy that allows seriously ill immigrants to remain in the country legally to receive medical treatment.

The protected status, called “medical deferred action,” was eliminated on August 7 when the US Customs and Immigration Services agency began sending letters to patients and families requiring them to leave the country within 33 days or face deportation.