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January 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019 -- Today, as the partial government shutdown enters its 18th day, Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), in partnership with Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and their colleagues, introduced legislation to ensure that federal contract service workers - including food service, custodial, and security professionals - receive back pay for wages lost dur

January 3, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by the House Speaker on January 3rd, 2019.
January 3, 2019 Press Release

The freshman class will be sworn in on January 3rd, 2019 when the First Session of the 116th United States Congress convenes.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
The First Session of the 116th U.S. Congress will commence on January 3rd, 2019 in Washington, DC.


In The News

April 9, 2019 In The News

Democrats are aiming to build safer and more inclusive spaces for workers at the entry and low wage levels with this particular piece of legislation. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the Be HEARD anti-harassment act, The Root reported.

April 5, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley spoke about her mother’s abuse at the hands of a partner while speaking in support of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to renew the act - which included new provisions that restrict gun ownership and expand rights for transgender people, according to NPR.

March 25, 2019 In The News

Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress on Sunday summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

March 24, 2019 In The News

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his 22-month Trump-Russia investigation is in the hands of the Justice Department, but Sunday’s release of a four-page summary from the US attorney general sparked renewed calls from Massachusetts’ congressional delegation for the entire report — and the evidence behind it — to be made public.

March 6, 2019 In The News

Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) is trying to lower the federal voting age to 16. Seeking to prohibit states from denying registration to 16- and 17-year-old voters in congressional and presidential elections, the first-term congresswoman has introduced an amendment to H.R.

February 28, 2019 In The News

President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was grilled by a panel of US House representatives on Wednesday, with Massachusetts Democrats Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Lynch getting their fair share of hits in, and Boston University graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raising questions about Trump’s tax returns.

February 28, 2019 In The News

US Rep. Ayanna Pressley hosted a transportation equity and policy agenda roundtable last Thursday in Fields Corner with local activists, touching on opportunities for federal legislation and homing in on opportunities for her to support state or municipal initiatives.

February 27, 2019 In The News



She's the first black woman to be elected to represent Massachusetts in Congress, but Ayanna Pressley's public journey in politics is buoyed by a very private story of how she was inspired to lead.

Instead of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, as a preschooler, Congresswoman Pressley was learning about activism.

February 18, 2019 In The News


Congresswoman Ayanna Pressely will join others in Congress, co-sponsoring a resolution that would block the declaration of a national emergency.

It's a manufactured crisis, according to the nearly 200 that joined the representative in Harvard Square on Monday. 

February 18, 2019 In The News

CAMBRIDGE - Days after a controversial national emergency declaration from President Trump, hundreds of demonstrators weathered the snow and cold Monday afternoon in Harvard Square to protest policies of his administration.