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April 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes in Syria: “President Trump has just conducted another set of unconstitutional strikes. He does not have the power to take these actions without consulting Congress. Only Congress – not the White House – has the power to declare war.
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.
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.