Press Releases

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today issued the following statement regarding the news that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19:

September 30, 2020 Press Release
“We live in the richest country on the planet, yet drug prices are so high that people can’t afford to stay alive. This is about the right to live and the American public deserves better.”
September 30, 2020 Press Release
“Today’s House vote to pass the Helping MOMS Act is a critical step in our fight to end these stark racial injustices and affirm the health and safety of every mother and child.”

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 4996, the Helping MOMS Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis.

September 29, 2020 Press Release
In House Oversight Hearing, Pressley Also Highlights White Supremacist Police Trainings, Calls for Accountability in Law Enforcement
September 29, 2020 Press Release
“Removing barriers to medication abortion care is now more urgent than ever. As access to medication abortion remains obstructed by medically unnecessary restrictions and barriers, we are needlessly putting people at risk.”

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published yesterday in The Hill, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of the Abortion Rights & Access Task Force of the Pro-Choice Caucus, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) an

September 28, 2020 Press Release
“By showing up in the world exactly as we are, with or without hair, we send a powerful message that we belong while creating space for others to do the same.”

WASHINGTON – Today, in an op-ed published on, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Aisha Francis, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, opened up about their experiences with hair lo

September 26, 2020 Press Release
“Barrett’s long history of anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-immigrant statements and decisions make her fundamentally unfit to serve on the Supreme Court."

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today issued the following statement on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court:

September 25, 2020 Press Release
“As leaders of the Pro-Choice Caucus, we urge our colleagues in the Senate to honor Justice Ginsburg’s final wish and legacy.”
September 24, 2020 Press Release
“As women in politics—and women of color—we are all too familiar with the vitriol and threats of violence that come with claiming our rightful place in the world. But these attempts to intimidate and debase us because of our gender only strengthen our resolve in pursuit of justice."

WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), and Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), introduced a House resolution recognizing violence against women in politics is a global phenome

September 23, 2020 Press Release
“I implore the Board to ensure that any conversations about the future of BFIT include a robust community engagement process.”