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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.
July 30, 2009Press Item
This bill gives the Food and Drug Administration the authority and resources it needs to ensure that all Americans can be confident that the food they are putting on their family tables is free of contamination.
July 23, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage comes as much-needed relief for families and our economy.
July 20, 2009Press Item
Forty years ago today, American astronauts walked on the surface of the moon.
July 2, 2009Press Item
Today, Americans recognize the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, a truly historic piece of legislation that remains as profoundly important today as it was in 1964.
June 2, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer has a message for members as they enter the busy summer months: Pick up the pace on roll calls, or miss your chance to vote.
June 1, 2009Press Item
Congress returns this week to face an agenda stuffed with difficult, high-profile issues that will test the ability of Democrats and the White House to deliver health care, energy and spending legislation while simultaneously contending with a Supreme Court nomination.
May 21, 2009Press Item
IN THE THREE months since the U.S. Senate approved the D.C. voting rights bill, dates targeted for a House vote have come and gone with no action.
June 13, 2009Press Item
Congress has shamefully caved in, yet again, to the gun lobby and abandoned the effort to grant the long-suffering District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.