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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Press Releases

September 11, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE - Below is Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s testimony as prepared on the ‘Overtime Rule’ at the Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division’s listening session in Seattle:

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September 7, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led a group of 64 members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging them to support the Flores Settlement.

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September 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Member Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement on the anonymous Op-Ed in The New York Times authored by a senior Trump Administration official:

August 28, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) and more than 170 House Democrats sent a letter today to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calling on the Department to issue formal guidance prohibiting the use of federal education funding to buy guns for teachers and school staff.

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August 9, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), along with Reps. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and 75 colleagues in the U.S.

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July 26, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, along with 64 colleagues in the U.S. House, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to stop placing the interests of the formula industry over those of breastfeeding mothers. In a recent World Health Assembly gathering, the Trump administration sought to water down language in a resolution that stated breastfeeding is a healthy option for babies that should be encouraged. When possible, breastfeeding has broad health benefits for babies and is a cost-effective option for mothers.
July 24, 2018 Press Release

Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen requesting answers to several quest

July 23, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over the weekend, eight members of Congress returned from a trip to the Texas border. On their visit the members observed court proceedings of those who crossed the border, and visited the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center, the Port Isabel Detention Center and the Brownsville Port of Entry.
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July 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05), Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), other members of Congress and advocates from around the country launched the Medicare for All Congressional Caucus in a press conference. The Medicare for All Congressional Caucus will help build the evidence base for Medicare for All. It will sponsor briefings on topics ranging from the basics of Medicare for All to financing to universal health care systems around the world. In development is also a clearinghouse of resources for members of Congress and their staff. Additionally, the caucus will provide an opportunity for members and their staff to interact with partners and providers across the country to gain a practical understanding of how a Medicare for All system would work.
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July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement on the passage of the GOP’s politically-driven resolution concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

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