Press Releases

September 15, 2017 Press Release
Call for an end to random screening and harassment of hotel guests by immigration authorities

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) wrote to Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan demanding answers in the wake of reports that the agency regularly obtained guest lists from two Phoenix-area Motel 6 locations and used that information to question and detain individuals believed to

September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

August 24, 2017 Press Release
Justice Department admits new “sanctuary cities” policy will impose additional costs on local law enforcement

WASHINGTON—Fifty-three members of the United States House and Senate are calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions for holding critical violence prevention funds used by American cities hostage to the Trump Administration’s extreme immigration agenda. 

August 22, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), who authored the censure resolution introduced last week against President Trump for his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, issued the following statement in response to

August 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement regarding the war in Afghanistan.

August 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) issued this joint statement opposing President Trump’s Infrastructure Executive Order:

August 16, 2017 Press Release

SEATTLE – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) to announce a resolution of censure against President Donald Trump for his August 15, 2017 remarks reasserting earlier comments that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and excusing the behavio

August 15, 2017 Press Release

SEATTLE – In the aftermath of the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally and the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal – joined by 31 members of Congress – introduced a resolution urging President Trump to strongly condemn white nationalists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups responsible for the violence, and to remove from the

August 10, 2017 Press Release

SEATTLE – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal announced the introduction of a resolution marking the 100th anniversary of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks —commonly known as the Ballard Locks—in Ballard, Washington, a neighborhood within Jayapal’s 7th Congressional District.

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