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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Press Releases

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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December 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court move allowing President Trump’s Muslim Ban to go into effect:

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November 28, 2017 Press Release
“I believe these women, I see the pattern and there is only one conclusion – Mr. Conyers must resign.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to allegations of sexual misconduct against Rep. John Conyers:

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to House Republicans passing the tax scam bill:

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To gather input from her constituents, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal hosted a tele-town hall on Tuesday about the Republican tax plan. The event was attended by 2,275 people over the phone and online.

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November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's plan to punt a solution for Dreamers and tie it to border and interior enforcement:

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the House Republican tax plan:

“The plan released by the Republican leadership is nothing but a dream come true for the biggest corporations. It will further destroy the middle class by giving huge tax breaks to wealthy Americans on the backs of working people.

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November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Exactly one month after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal shared the following letter from her constituent on the House floor:

Video of the floor remarks is available here.

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