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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Press Releases

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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July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin:

July 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) led 83 members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary Mike Pompeo urging them to redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia and extend the program for eighteen months.

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July 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to reports that under new guidance, the Trump administration will turn away more asylum seekers at our borders:
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July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) , Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) today introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act.

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July 12, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), John Yarmuth (KY-03), David Price (NC-04), Peter Welch (VT-At Large), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) released the following statement in opposition to the demolitions scheduled to take place in the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar:

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