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August 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today issued the following statement on the decision by Boston Public Schools to begin the school year remotely. Boston Public Schools will now join Somerville Public Schools, Chelsea Public Schools and Everett Public Schools in conducting an entirely remote start to the academic year.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today issued statements reiterating their calls for the U.S.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in an op-ed published in the Boston GlobeCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo called on lawmakers to end the unjust court-invented doctrine of qualified immunity, which shiel

August 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s executive action destabilizing Social Security and Medicare, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families, and her colleagues on the Task Force released the following statement:

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today joined the Massachusetts Teachers Association, American Federation of Teachers of Massachusetts, students and advocates in calling for full remote learning in Massachusetts this fall. Her full statement is below:



In The News

January 31, 2019 In The News

Four freshman progressive House members are throwing a wrench into government funding negotiations, urging their colleagues to reduce spending on the Department of Homeland Security as a bipartisan committee negotiates a way forward for the agency.

January 27, 2019 In The News

BOSTON - Although the government shutdown has ended with a continued resolution for the next three weeks, those furloughed employees here in Massachusetts are still struggling to get by. 

January 20, 2019 In The News

After being officially sworn in to the 116th Congress by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C. earlier this month, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley held a local swearing in ceremony Saturday at Roxbury Community College.

January 16, 2019 In The News

From the outside, Room 1108 in the Longworth House Office Building is unremarkable. Inside, it’s even less so. But to Ayanna Pressley — who is the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress — it is everything.

The office symbolizes a kind of spiritual lineage for her: Fifty years ago, the space was occupied by Shirley Chisholm, the nation’s first black congresswoman.

January 16, 2019 In The News

For Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), the political in many ways is also deeply personal.

A partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week, has left 800,000 federal workers without a paycheck. Hardest hit are those who can least afford to go without pay: federal contract workers who barely earn above minimum wage and probably won’t be awarded back pay.

January 8, 2019 In The News

Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D) took aim at President Trump on the House floor Tuesday afternoon as a partial government shutdown continued into its 18th day, accusing the president of bringing "dishonor" to the Oval Office.

January 3, 2019 In The News
An article about the 116th United States Congress.