In The News

February 4, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley announced via Tweet that she will not be attending President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

"I am not attending tonight’s sham," she tweeted around 5 p.m.

January 30, 2020 In The News

Last night the House passed Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s sweeping bill to reform practices by credit reporting agencies.

Pressley's Comprehensive CREDIT Act would mandate that credit reporting agencies remove negative information about certain student loan and medical debts once paid, and require reforms to the credit scoring and dispute process.

January 29, 2020 In The News

Progressive lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, including U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts’s 7th District, declared housing a fundamental human right and called for a new wave of investments in combatting homelessness and expanding affordable housing.

January 29, 2020 In The News

They are among the overlooked, the underappreciated and still, the unpaid.

They clean toilets, mop floors and maintain security.

They work in federal buildings but are not federal employees.

They are lower-wage government contractors.

January 28, 2020 In The News

More than ten people have died in state prison in Mississippi since the beginning of 2020 — most of them in one particular state penitentiary: Parchman. Parchman's death toll continue to rise at a horrifying rate, with some prisoners reportedly beaten to death during their incarceration.

January 23, 2020 In The News

In a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Sen. Ed Markey, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for information about why a Northeastern University student from Iran was removed from the country despite a judge's stay of deportation order.

January 17, 2020 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said on Friday she hopes to achieve 80 percent decarceration through The People's Justice Guarantee, the sweeping criminal justice reform plan she released last November.

January 16, 2020 In The News

Representative Ayanna Pressley is opening up about her struggle with alopecia — the clinical term for loss of hair — revealing in a video published Thursday by The Root that she has recently gone bald after first noticing signs of hair loss in the fall.

January 16, 2020 In The News

U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Barbara Lee probed the “State of Black America” last weekend during the Congressional Black Caucus’s first-ever visit to Massachusetts.