BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump has awarded the massive G-7 Summit of world leaders to himself. A bedrock promise of Trump's presidency -- that he would not use his public power to benefit his private company -- explodes.
Such sad news this morning. @RepCummings was my friend and a giant of public service and the U.S. Congress. His presence, passion and moral clarity will be missed and my heart goes out to his family and constituents.
Breaking: U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Baltimore Democrat, has died.
Pregnancy discrimination happens to millions of women. Pregnant workers are often forced on leave when a simple accommodation will keep them on the job. Next week @EdLaborCmte will hold a hearing to discuss my bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. #PWFA
So goes another DHS head who bore responsibility for Trump’s immoral immigration policies, including family separation and MPP. With no Senate-confirmed leadership left at DHS, the Administration is demonstrating once again its disdain for the rule of law.
Last month, I joined @NydiaVelazquez and others to call on National Grid to end the gas moratorium and provide a plan detailing how it will restore service to thousands of customers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
Today, I led Members of the New York delegation in writing to National Grid. @RepGregoryMeeks @RepMaxRose @RepYvetteClarke @RepGraceMeng @RepJerryNadler @RepJoseSerrano & I demand NG provides a plan as to how it will restore service for 2,600 customers who are being denied gas.
Good news! @nationalgridus was abusing its customers to force action on the environmentally harmful #WilliamsPipeline. Hopefully this decision sends a message that New Yorkers won't be extorted into building more fossil fuel infrastructure.
This is excellent news! The Trump Admin’s attempt to circumvent Congress and unlawfully redefine our ‘public charge’ laws in order to deny green cards to lawful, hardworking immigrants has been halted by the court in a win for human rights, basic decency and the rule of law.
BREAKING: We've secured a nationwide preliminary injunction to BLOCK Trump's Public Charge Rule from taking effect. This rule would have had devastating impacts on New Yorkers and our nation, and today’s decision is a critical step in our efforts to uphold the rule of law.
Thank you @whyhunger for your advocacy to end poverty and hunger. I believe nutritious food is a human right and I’m proud to have partnered with you. Together, we can build a just, hunger free world.
This morning the Supreme Court is hearing three cases to determine whether #LGBTQ workers are protected from discrimination under our nation’s sex non-discrimination laws, a decision that will have major consequences for our nation. #SCOTUS
Thank you @OurWaterfront for honoring me last night at your #HeroesofHarbor Gala. I have been a long time supporter and activist on behalf of the Port of NY & NJ. It’s about jobs, the environment and connecting people to the waterfront.
Today I joined with @Local_802_AFM at a rally in support of a new contract. AFM members are creative professionals who deserve fair compensation & revenue-sharing for their work both on streaming and TV shows. Without music, there really is no TV.
This is the rhetoric you hear from authoritarian dictatorships, not a democracy. Totally consistent with Trump’s other authoritarian tendencies: attacking the courts, undermining the rule of law, refusing transparency, calling the press “enemy of the people”.
As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over...
Public housing in NYC and across the US in a crisis and it is time for the federal govt to step up. Housing is a human right. Today I joined @NydiaVelazquez in introducing legislation to invest $70 billion in federal funds to save NYCHA and public housing across the country.
Here is the gut wrenching story, via @nytimes https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/us/politics/trump-border-wars.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
If true, this is disgusting, illegal and wrong. This conduct is not who we are as a nation and I am appalled that the President would ever advocate the shooting of asylum seekers fleeing unspeakable violence. http://nytimes.com/2019/10/01/us/… via @nytimes
Don’t let the President change the subject. He got caught soliciting a foreign leader for help with his campaign at the expense of U.S. national security. Again.
Can you imagine if these Do Nothing Democrat Savages, people like Nadler, Schiff, AOC Plus 3, and many more, had a Republican Party who would have done to Obama what the Do Nothings are doing to me. Oh well, maybe next time!
Threatening a whistleblower who raised urgent concerns about our national security is deeply unpatriotic and clearly obstruction of justice.
Trump on US officials who gave information to the Ukraine whistleblower: “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”
On #WorldContraceptionDay I am recommitting to the fight to ensure everyone has access to the reproductive healthcare they need and want and to push back on the dangerous, cruel, & misguided policies of this Administration to deny people contraception here and abroad. #NoGagRule
In 1970, I was in Albany fighting to overturn NY's abortion ban, 4 years before Roe. The group I worked with then was the National Assoc to Repeal Abortion Laws, now known as @NARAL. I am so proud to have fought beside you for 50 years, and ready for the next 50. #NARAL50