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September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) applauded the Boston City Council’s passage of an ordinance led by Councilors Lydia Edwards, Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George that would expa

September 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, applauded the committee’s passage of its portion of the Build Back Better Act, which makes a historic investment of over $300 billion in the nation’s housing stock and includes several key priorities championed

September 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published in The Nation, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and David Stein outlined the civil rights history of the Federal Job Guarantee and discussed the urgent need for a Federal Job Guarantee to establish one to help the

September 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s inaction on Texas’ restrictive abortion law.


In The News

June 23, 2021 In The News

U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley is fighting for funding for local community projects to help residents recover from several of last year’s hardships.

December 11, 2020 In The News

On Thursday, Representative Ayanna Pressley joined 32 other members of the U.S. Congress to introduce the Transit Parity Resolution, which calls on the federal government to end its 40-year practice of spending four times as much on highways than on transit.

December 11, 2020 In The News

On the one-year anniversary of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) introducing the People’s Justice Guarantee, a sweeping criminal-legal reform resolution created to dismantle a racist system that disproportionately targets, incarcerates, and kills members of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities, Pressley sat down with Kirsten West Savali, ESSENCE executive producer of News

December 10, 2020 In The News

Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) lent her voice to the chorus that’s urging the Biden administration to cancel student debt, stressing the impact on Black borrowers.

December 10, 2020 In The News

When Ayanna Pressley was an unpaid intern, she worked three other jobs to get by.

“That was the situation for most offices at the time,” the Massachusetts Democrat says of those days without a paycheck, interning for a member of a big political family, Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. “I certainly hold no ill will.”

December 8, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley sent a letter Monday to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) expressing "grave concern" and demanding answers about recent changes to court filing deadlines that could affect dozens of immigration cases across the U.S.

April 8, 2020 In The News

Community health centers in Massachusetts will see an infusion of $36.5 million statewide, with several key facilities in Dorchester and Mattapan included in the funding awards through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under CARES Act.

Boston community health centers that will receive funding include:

April 7, 2020 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley is leading a call by the Congressional Black Caucus demanding the next coronavirus relief package require federal authorities to collect and report race-specific data.

Pressley told WBUR that she and Rep. Robin Kelly, of Illinois, made the ask in a letter to Democratic leadership Tuesday.

April 5, 2020 In The News

Just as the new coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, gym members in New York City frantically called the fitness center where Rahmell Peebles worked, asking him to freeze their memberships.

Peebles, a 30-year-old black man who’s skeptical of what he hears from the news media and government, initially didn’t see the need for alarm over the virus.

April 2, 2020 In The News

There was no joking this week as the COVID-19 crisis moves toward what will likely be an unimaginable apex -- and lawmakers are already looking ahead to the next emergency legislation to help America weather the viral storm.

Lawmakers Already Listing Relief Measures For The Next Bill