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November 25, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow, we gather with our friends and families to give thanks for our blessings as citizens of this great nation.
November 18, 2009Press Item
Every day, we and our families live under the blanket of protection provided by America’s firefighters—men and women who are willing to risk their lives to safeguard us, our loved ones, and our property.
November 5, 2009Press Item
I stood with Members of the Tri-Caucus last month to register our strong opposition to the Vitter-Bennett amendment.
October 28, 2009Press Item
On his arrival in the Senate, Edward Brooke tells us in his autobiography, the same Senators who spoke out so forcefully for segregation were happy to invite their new colleague into the Senate swimming pool.
October 27, 2009Press Item
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 27, 2009Press Item
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 22, 2009Press Item
The census doesn’t exist to score political points—it exists to give us an accurate picture of our country.
October 9, 2009Press Item
It is a great honor to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and I want to extend my congratulations to President Obama.
October 7, 2009Press Item
She will be as famous a thousand years from now as she is today.’ Mark Twain, who was her friend, made that prediction for Helen Adams Keller.
October 5, 2009Press Item
This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We honor the contributions of the 54 million Americans with disabilities, and we pledge ourselves to removing all of the roadblocks to their full and equal participation in the workplace.
September 21, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that he is cutting four days from the chamber’s work schedule.
September 16, 2009Press Item
Representative Joe Wilson was formally rebuked by the House on Tuesday for his outburst during President Obama’s health care address. The vote came after a Congressional clash over civility that showcased the deep partisan divisions in the House.
September 25, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) over the past week has slammed ACORN, renewed his offer to negotiate with one of the GOP's chief Democratic antagonists and said that he could live without a public option in healthcare reform.
September 21, 2009Press Item
After passing major legislation this year dealing with such critical challenges as economic recovery and making college more affordable, House Members will continue to work on important issues in Committee, on the Floor, and in their districts this Fall.
September 15, 2009Press Item
None of us is happy to be here considering the resolution before us. I know I am not. At the same time, what is at issue here is of importance to this House and to our country.
September 11, 2009Press Item
House Leaders mark the eighth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
September 9, 2009Press Item
Today we mark the distance traveled between fear and memory.
September 9, 2009Press Item
Members of Congress paid tribute to the many Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 at the September 11th Congressional Remembrance Ceremony today.
August 26, 2009Press Item
America was founded on a promise of equality – a promise that we now understand applies not only to all men, but to all women.
August 26, 2009Press Item
Today, House Leaders joined President Obama in mourning the loss and remembering the legacy of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
August 26, 2009Press Item
Today, America mourns the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was one of the most dynamic and influential legislators in our Nation's history, and his legacy will live on in the work of the colleagues he inspired, and in the lives of the millions of Americans for whom his passion for social justice made a difference.
August 18, 2009Press Item
"Novak was a Washington institution, the author of a syndicated column that ran for four and a half decades, a familiar presence on television, and one of the nation’s most prominent conservative voices...
August 11, 2009Press Item
The world mourns a great loss today with the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.