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Dec 17, 2014

Rangel: Alan Gross Release Marks New Chapter Of US-Cuban Ties

Issues: Foreign Policy

Havana, Cuba- Charles B. Rangel released the following statement from Cuba, after the Cuban Government released American Alan Gross after five years in prison.

Dec 16, 2014

Rangel Condemns Terrorist Attack At Pakistani School

Issues: Foreign Policy

New York, NY - Charles B. Rangel released the following statement after the deadly attack occurred at the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 16, 2014.

Dec 12, 2014

Rangel Applauds Governor Cuomo's $3.2 M Funding To Promote College Access To Low Income Students

Issues: Education

Washington, DC - Earlier this week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $3.2 million in federal College Access Challenge Grant Program funding has been awarded to 20 organizations across the State to help increase college enrollment and directly serve low-income students. This funding comes from a $6.2 million grant awarded to the State in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Education and will be administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. A $6.5 million grant was also awarded in 2014 and will be used to support college access services and activities for the 2015-16 school year.

Dec 12, 2014

Rangel Statement Against Cromnibus

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 83 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, which is a short-term funding bill to keep the government open beyond Dec. 11, when it is scheduled to expire.

Dec 11, 2014

Rangel Urges Healthcare Enrollment

Issues: Healthcare

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Charles B. Rangel urged constituents to take advantage of opportunities and resources offered during the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Open Enrollment Period, which closes on February 15, 2015.

Dec 10, 2014

Rangel: Dean Dingell Will Be Missed

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement today after Congressman John Dingell (MI-12) announced he will not seek reelection.

Dec 9, 2014

Rangel Statement on the Passing of Congressman Herman Badillo

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement on the death of Congressman Badillo. Herman Badillo, America’s first Puerto Rican-born Congressman.

Dec 5, 2014

Rangel Statement on Ashton Carter's Nomination as Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement today after President Obama announced he will nominate former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter to succeed Secretary Chuck Hagel as the head of the Department of Defense:

Dec 5, 2014

Rangel Statement on the December Jobs Report

Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 321,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held at 5.8 percent, the lowest unemployment rate since July 2008.

Dec 2, 2014

Rangel: Ferguson Didn't Happen Overnight

The following is a transcript of the remarks given by Congressman Charles B. Rangel on the House floor during a Special Order discussing "Race in America After Ferguson" on December 1, 2014.

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