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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

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March 29, 2018 Press Release
SEATTLE – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Department of Commerce move to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census. “The Trump administration’s latest move will not only hurt open participation in the census, but also disproportionately impact immigrant communities. People are less likely to respond to the census out of fear of deportations, of putting their families at risk, of ‘outing’ themselves or their loved ones. The fear that remains even among legal immigrants.
March 26, 2018 Press Release
SEATTLE – Today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the White House announcement to expel 60 Russian diplomats and close the Russian consulate in Seattle. "It’s important that the United States is coordinating with Canada and the European Union to punish Russia. Standing strong with our allies is essential. The action to expel diplomats and close the Russian consulate in Seattle, given its strategic location, is a small step in holding Russia accountable. However, this action is almost ironic, given the president is dragging his feet to do anything against Putin or Russia for interfering in the 2016 election – taking months to implement the bipartisan sanctions that passed through Congress last year.
March 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will introduce the Curb Objectionable Redirection of Resources and Unconstitutional Payments to Trump (CORRUPT) Act, legislation that would require a comprehensive accounting of how much Donald Trump and members of his family have profited from his presidency.

February 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) sent a letter asking White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to explain when he had knowledge of the allegations of domestic abuse by White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and the actions he took given that knowledge. According to reports, Mr. Porter’s alleged abusive behavior was the reason he was unable to secure a permanent security clearance, yet apparently Mr. Kelly defended him, promoted him, and urged him to stay.
February 2, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Nunes memo:

January 25, 2018 Press Release
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s reported attempt to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller: “Firing Mueller is a red line, full stop. The Special Counsel is widely respected on both sides of the aisle and his investigation into grave breaches of our electoral system is absolutely critical to our democracy – any attempt to threaten his investigation is an affront to accountability and potential legal consequences for collusion with a foreign power.
January 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to passage of the latest Republican continuing resolution: “Today, I voted no on this most recent continuing resolution, the fifth since September. Let me be clear, these continuing resolutions are only necessary because of gross incompetence from Republicans who control the House, Senate and the White House.
January 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the House Republican passage of the fourth short-term spending in nearly as many months, in lieu of a permanent budget fix: “The majority has made a mockery of our legislative process. We just voted on the fourth continuing resolution in nearly four months. This makes no sense. It is no way to govern.
January 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal was appointed to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. The committee, part of the House Judiciary Committee, has jurisdiction over the administration of U.S. Courts, federal rules of evidence, civil and appellate procedure, judicial ethics, patent and trademark law, information technology, as well as other appropriate matters and relevant oversight.

December 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to House passage of the continuing resolution that funds the government through January 19:

“It’s shameful to see House Republicans skip town to enjoy the holidays after voting for the continued suffering of millions of young people and children. They have the majority, their votes overrule ours, and their choice today was cruel and immoral.