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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington


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June 1, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), with Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) urged U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas D. Homan to designate courthouses as sensitive locations where immigrants cannot be arrested and detained by ICE.
May 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released a 2018 Infrastructure Report on 28 projects that will strengthen infrastructure and transportation systems across Washington’s 7th Congressional District and the greater Seattle region.
May 16, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Mia Love (R-UT) led 130 bipartisan members of Congress in urging Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to maintain the current regulation granting work authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers. The Trump Administration is expected to rescind the rule granting these spouses work authorization in June.
May 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Senator Kamala D. Harris today introduced the Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act, which would increase oversight of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers and halt funds for construction or expansion of new facilities. Over the last two decades, the federal immigration system has undergone a dramatic expansion that has led to a 400 percent increase in detained non-citizens with an increasing number being children, women and pregnant women. These detainees are often mistreated by ICE agents and forced to reside in deplorable conditions with their rights being habitually and systemically violated.
May 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03) released the following statement in response to reports that Israel Defense Forces have killed more than 50 Palestinians and injured more than 2,000 at the Gaza border today.

May 8, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the historic Iran nuclear deal: “Donald Trump’s decision today moves us closer to war with Iran. This decision will only ramp up tensions and cause other nations, including North Korea, to question whether they should make agreements with the United States that may not be kept.
May 3, 2018 Press Release
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal announced the winners of Washington’s 7th District 2018 Congressional Arts Competition. They are: 1st: Zhen Williams, Chief Sealth International High School, “Voice Through My Hands” 2nd: Marlowe Pody, Garfield High School, “Fleeting” 3rd: Min Jeong Lee, Shoreline Christian School, “Hope”
April 27, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a big win for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Washington’s 7th Congressional District, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s two amendments passed through the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018.
April 24, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the decision by Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia to require the government to resume accepting new applicants to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
April 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 2, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will host a town hall in Downtown Seattle starting at 5:30 p.m. PST.