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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Press Releases

February 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is granting $402,600 to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for cancer research.

“This grant will advance the fight against cancer and save lives,” said Rep. Jayapal. “I’m glad to see HHS continue to support Fred Hutchinson, one of our nation’s preeminent cancer research centers.”

February 9, 2017 Press Release
In response to President Trump’s Muslim Ban detentions, this bicameral legislation ensures that people detained at airports, ports of entry or detention centers are allowed access to legal counsel.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is introducing her first bill, the Access to Counsel Act, to make certain that those held or detained while attempting to enter the United States are guaranteed access to legal counsel.

February 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of Health and Human Services will grant more than $800,000 to the University of Washington for research on vascular diseases as well as improving outcomes for amputees.

“I’m proud and grateful that HHS continues to support pioneering health researchers in Washington’s 7th District,” said Rep. Jayapal.

February 4, 2017 Press Release
“It should not have taken a lawsuit to force them to do the right thing.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued this statement in response to the Departments of Homeland Security and State complying with court orders, reversing visa suspensions, and halting the implementation of President Trump’s unlawful executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries:

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February 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, in response to a lawsuit by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Seattle-based federal judge James Robart halted key provisions of President Trump’s executive orders banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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February 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– More than 100 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by House Judiciary Committee Member Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), wrote to the Secretary of Homeland Security John F.

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January 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of Health and Human Services will grant more than $1.5 million to Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington for research on concussions and HIV/AIDS prevention, respectively.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) cosponsored H.R. 496, the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act, which allows individuals who meet the standards of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to remain in the United States without fear of deportation.

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January 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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