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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

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July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) requested information regarding the agency’s treatment of transgender travelers in a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske.

July 9, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – House Judiciary Committee Member Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

July 5, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement regarding the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 ruling:

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June 26, 2018 Press Release
“This decision calls into question all Americans’ basic rights. It sets a standard that the president of the United States can target and discriminate against anyone, without consequences.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court Trump v. Hawaii ruling:

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June 23, 2018 Press Release
“Like the women I had met with, these men also broke down and wept, sometimes so emotional that they could not finish their stories.”

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after returning to the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washington to speak to more than one hundred women and 26 men still held there, following an initial visit on June 9, when she was the first member of Congress to speak with women who had been separated from their children:

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June 20, 2018 Press Release
“President Trump knew he had to back off this cruelty – but instead of rescinding his cruel policy, he simply traded one cruelty for another.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s executive order today:

June 11, 2018 Press Release
Jayapal’s revolutionary initiative puts states at the center of combating our nation’s health care crisis by giving them the tools to provide health care to all their residents
SEATTLE – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, joined by elected officials and community leaders, unveiled the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2018. This bill would allow states to develop their own plans to provide access to health care for all of their residents. It would provide states with access to federal funding streams and regulatory flexibility to support affordable, universal health care plans.
June 9, 2018 Press Release
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after demanding and being given access to the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washington to look at conditions and speak with 174 immigrant women detained inside: “What I heard from the women today being held at the detention center was heartbreaking. They are there only because of the Trump administration’s cruel new ‘zero tolerance’ policies of family separation. They spoke of fleeing threats of rape, gang violence and political persecution. They spoke of their children who have been killed by gangs and their fear of being raped. The mothers could not stop crying when they spoke about their children – young girls and boys who were taken from them with no chance to say goodbye and no plan for reunification.
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June 7, 2018 Press Release
“I call on ICE to immediately follow the process that has always been in place to respect our international obligations, give these women credible fear hearings, make sure they have access to lawyers and reunite them with their families.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, released the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s transfer of 1,600 people to federal prison facilities, including 209 people at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, Washington.
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