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May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the restrictive and dangerous anti-abortion laws passed in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Ohio, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the final passage vote, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which provides non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Yesterday, at a Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee Hearing on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties entitled Confronting White Supremacy: The Consequences of InactionCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) discussed the threat of White Supremacy to black Americans and the recent rise of far-right extremism in the United States.

May 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Friday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Committee Democrats to send a letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

BOSTON Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) led a call to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to address ongoing challenges faced by many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders seeking driver’s license renewals.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – During debate on HR 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions of 2019, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced an amendment that would ensure that the 67 million American women and girls living with a pre-existing conditions would receive the servic

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Massachusetts would receive an estimated $120.1 million per year in state and local formula grants under the CARE Act, with opportunity to apply for additional competitive funding


May 8, 2019 Press Release

The Healthy MOMMIES Act would Expand and Enhance Coverage for Pregnant People Enrolled in Medicaid, Including Access to Community-Based Doula Care



In The News

May 22, 2019 In The News

One of the most jarring behaviors of this presidency is the way in which people who were previously thought to take pride in their intelligence and expertise — William Barr, for example — have revealed their inner Donald Trumps. They don’t so much imitate their president as seek to emulate the traits that have brought him to the Oval Office. What are those, precisely?

May 22, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley went head to head with President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Human Development Ben Carson at a congressional hearing Tuesday.

Carson testified before Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) Financial Services Committee and faced questions about a plan HUD announced last year to increase rent for subsidized housing.

May 21, 2019 In The News

US abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the supreme court and across the country on Tuesday to protest against extreme new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states.

According to the website #StoptheBans, about 400 events were set to take place across all 50 US states.

May 21, 2019 In The News

On Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson testified before Rep. Maxine Waters’s (D-CA) Financial Services Committee for the first time since Waters became the chair in January. His performance did not go well.

May 20, 2019 In The News

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accepted the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Sunday, taking care not to mention President Donald Trump, the Republican Party, or friction among Democrats.

Speaker Pelosi, who made history by becoming the first female speaker in 2007, was honored for facilitating the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

May 19, 2019 In The News

Stuart Goldstein still has the red-and-white bumper stickers and other artifacts from 1969, when he helped persuade New Jersey lawmakers that 18-year-olds should be able to vote.

May 18, 2019 In The News

US Representative Ayanna Pressley, a Democrat who drew national attention last year when she defeated 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in a primary challenge, declared her solidarity with unknown and underappreciated workers Saturday during graduation exercises at Boston’s Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.

May 17, 2019 In The News

In moves that could put a stop to cashless stores, two legislators brought bills forth in Congress to make business accept cash payments. U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced a bill dubbed the Cash Always Should Be Honored (CASH) Act and U.S. Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ) introduced a bill called the Payment Choice Act, Marketwatch reported.

May 16, 2019 In The News

Susan Bro watched silently as a gut-wrenching video replayed the viciousness that killed her daughter. When the video stopped, Bro took a tissue and wiped tears from her face.