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SEATTLE, WA – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
“This was no simple resignation: President Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions the day after an election in which his party lost control of the House. This is extremely dangerous territory, placing our nation in the throes of a potential constitutional crisis. We must do everything we can to protect the Special Counsel’s investigation, and to ensure that this president does not obstruct justice.
SEATTLE – House Judiciary Committee Member Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:
“To no one’s surprise, Donald Trump nominated a conservative justice who will endanger Roe v. Wade, threaten to gut the Affordable Care Act and infringe on our voting rights. Since his campaign, Trump’s motives have been clear: he’s taking swipes at vulnerable communities and hardworking families with every chance he gets.
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s reported change in policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws:
“I’m extremely disappointed in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to disregard the will of the people and return us to the days of prohibition and the war on drugs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 68 of their fellow members of Congress in expressing concern about increased detention rates of pregnant immigrant women and recent miscarriages in detention centers across the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, legislation to reform the systemic problems in our immigration detention system. Our current system is inhumane, unjust, and driven by private, for-profit corporations like The GEO Group, which operates the Northwest Detention Center located in Tacoma, Washington.
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement on the police shooting of Charleena Lyles:
“The shooting death of Charleena Lyles is an extraordinary tragedy. In the wake of this trauma, we must support the Lyles family in their grieving and healing. The Seattle Police Department and its oversight bodies must conduct a thorough and transparent investigation in such a way that builds community trust, using the policies and procedures developed through Department of Justice reforms.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is introducing her first bill, the Access to Counsel Act, to make certain that those held or detained while attempting to enter the United States are guaranteed access to legal counsel.