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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Press Releases

January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to force 200,000 Salvadorans to leave the United States:

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January 4, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s move to open U.S. coastal waters to offshore drilling:

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January 4, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s reported change in policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws:

“I’m extremely disappointed in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to disregard the will of the people and return us to the days of prohibition and the war on drugs.

December 22, 2017 Press Release
The resolution is co-sponsored by Nydia Velázquez, Jenniffer González-Colón and Washington State’s Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer

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December 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to House passage of the continuing resolution that funds the government through January 19:

December 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Cheri Bustos commended Microsoft for announcing they would be eliminating forced arbitration agreements with employees who make sexual harassment claims.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to House passage of the Republican tax bill that raises taxes on middle class families while giving tax breaks to large corporations and the wealthy:

December 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Amtrak Cascades 501 derailment near DuPont, Washington.

"The news of the devastating train derailment outside of Dupont this morning is horrifying. My heart goes out to the victims, their friends and family, and everyone impacted by this tragedy.

December 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Dave Reichert, Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, and Derek Kilmer in a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding to restore and modernize the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M.

December 6, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation, co-sponsored by Reps. Bustos, Jones, Jayapal and Stefanik, would invalidate forced arbitration, and bring sexual harassment and discrimination claims out of the secret settlement process to help eliminate institutionalized protections for abusers.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joined Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson and a bipartisan group of members of Congress, to announce legislation to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017 would void forced arbitration agreements that prevent sexual harassment survivors from getting the justice they deserve. Carlson, who previously hosted “Fox & Friends,” left the network after enduring years of sexual harassment by powerful men who used forced arbitration to institutionalize protections for sexual harassers, and prevent survivors from discussing their cases and taking them to trial.
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