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June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Suzan K.

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



In The News

June 14, 2019 In The News

Andrew Hoyler had already given up a lot in his effort to become a pilot. He had secured scholarships, took out federal student loans and worked several jobs, but it still wasn’t enough. But his college, Purdue University, had another option for him.

June 14, 2019 In The News

The Democratic majority in the US House appears likely to pass a spending bill which will include the Hyde Amendment, a measure that blocks federal funds from being spent on abortions, despite clear opposition from the the party’s base and from 2020 candidates.

June 14, 2019 In The News

Extensive work was well underway on a new $20 bill bearing the image of Harriet Tubman when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced last month that the design of the note would be delayed for technical reasons by six years and might not include the former slave and abolitionist.

June 13, 2019 In The News

Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) wants people to be able to access birth control easily and affordably ― and is pushing new legislation to do it.

June 12, 2019 In The News

The House of Representatives is expected to approve back pay this month for hundreds of thousands of federal contractors who went unpaid during the 35-day government shutdown during December and January, according to Democratic lawmakers.

June 6, 2019 In The News

Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin a letter Thursday challenging the former Wall Street executive to explain his recent decision to postpone the planned 2020 redesign of the $20 bill to feature the abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

June 5, 2019 In The News

Senator Elizabeth Warren and other congressional Democrats delivered a warning on Tuesday about the potential dangers of income-share agreements, an alternative form of college financing increasingly popular with some critics of student loans.

June 3, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) is leading a quartet of House Democrats in seeking answers from the Department of Housing & Urban Development over a proposed rollback in transgender non-discrimination protections at homeless shelters.

May 31, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley encouraged University of Massachusetts Boston graduates to “upend the status quo” in a stirring commencement speech that addressed ways to rise above the stark political and racial divides that persist in Boston and across the nation.

“Today we find ourselves at a crossroads as a nation and as a city,” Pressley said.

May 29, 2019 In The News

Wednesday morning, Robert Mueller spoke at the Justice Department, announcing the end of his two-year appointment as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.