Nov 27, 2019 Newsletter


Dear Friend,

I’m writing today to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and to give you an update on what I’ve been up to this (short) week ahead of the holiday.


Nov 22, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, On Wednesday, my House Democratic colleagues elected me as the new Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. I am deeply humbled and grateful to them for entrusting me with this role and am honored by this opportunity to do more for the American people. I will do my best to follow the honorable example that Chairman Cummings left for us all. As we know, there's much work to be done -and I can't wait to get started.
Nov 1, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

The year I was first elected to Congress was named “The Year of The Woman” – because a record number of women were elected that same year. In 2018, we saw more than 100 women in Congress for the first time in history. Just this week, we saw how much we can accomplish with more women leaders in government.

Nov 1, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,


This week in Washington, DC, the House approved a resolution outlining the rules for the next stages of the impeachment inquiry. We also passed a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria, a resolution to affirm our country’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and bills to protect our public lands.


Oct 25, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, This morning, we said our final goodbyes to the late, great Elijah Cummings. He is the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol – a fitting honor for one of the most honorable men I have ever known. I am proud to have known him, to have worked with him, and to have learned from him. We will carry on his legacy of fighting for justice, equality, and our democracy. Earlier this week, the work of Congress continued. On Monday, I unveiled a new report on the links between gun ownership and suicide and on Tuesday and Wednesday the House voted to pass two of my bills – the first on ending anonymous shell companies and the second to reauthorize the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant program. More on all this below.
Oct 21, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

As you know, we lost a giant of the US Congress yesterday – Chairman Elijah E. Cummings. Our nation has lost a true leader and pioneer, and I have lost a dear friend and mentor. 

Oct 15, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I love being home here in NYC during District Work Periods because I get to spend time hearing directly from you about the issues you care about and what you want to see me working on when I return to Washington, DC.  

Oct 4, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I always look forward to District Work Periods because they give me time to spend more than just a weekend back here in NY, which means I have more time to connect with each of you, the constituents of NY-12.

Sep 20, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

It was another busy week in Washington, DC and I wanted to share some highlights with you.

This week, as Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, I released a report detailing the economic costs of gun violence and held a hearing with expert witnesses who spoke on what we need to do to end this epidemic.

Sep 13, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Congress is back in session! This week, I returned to Washington, DC for votes and Congressional hearings. To kick off the week, on Monday, I introduced my bill to stop banks from charging outrageous overdraft fees and taking advantage of their customers who can least afford it. Later in the week, I proudly voted with House Democrats to ban harmful offshore drillingand protect our environment. And, before returning to DC, I gathered with community and nonprofit leaders to call on Congress to pass my bill to support the creation of new community gardens and parks.