February 10, 2009Press Item
The Clinton administration delivered the nation into the 21st century with a record budget surplus. In eight years, President Bush and Republican Congresses squandered the budget opportunities they inherited and turned them into the worst deficits in American history.
February 4, 2009Press Item
I want to commend Chairman John Spratt for today’s hearing on the status of defense budget plans for 2010 and future years.
February 4, 2009Press Item
Congressional leaders joined President Obama at the White House for the bill-signing of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization.
February 6, 2009Press Item
Today’s news that the economy lost 598,000 jobs last month follows weeks of layoff announcements and record numbers of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.
February 6, 2009Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor announced the U.S. economy lost 598,000 jobs in January, the largest one-month decline since 1974, and the unemployment rate hit 7.6%, its highest point in 16 years.
February 4, 2009Press Item
As Congress continues work on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it is clear that we cannot have a full economic recovery until the financial crisis is addressed.
February 2, 2009Press Item
February is recognized as Black History Month. Today House leaders released statements commemorating the occasion.
February 3, 2009Press Item
Today, in the midst of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and as Congress considers the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it is telling to look back and examine the pattern of Republican failures on economic policy.
February 3, 2009The Daily Whip
Senate Amendment to H.R. 2 - The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, S. 352 – The DTV Delay Act
February 4, 2009Press Item
The House will now reassemble on Monday at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes at 6:30 p.m.
February 4, 2009Press Item
If you can afford healthcare in America, there is no better place in the world to be sick: You’ll be treated at the best hospitals, by the most skilled doctors, with the latest technology.
February 2, 2009Press Item
Throughout the month of February, Americans come together to celebrate Black History Month.
January 28, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to address the problems facing the economy and put Americans back to work.
January 29, 2009Press Item
This is the contradiction of American healthcare: That we have the best hospitals, the most highly-trained doctors, the latest technology—and a system in which millions find it impossible to go in for a regular checkup.
January 30, 2009Press Item
Today’s news that our nation had its sharpest economic contraction in over a quarter-century is further confirmation that swift and bold action is needed to get our economy moving again.
January 30, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, S. 352 – The DTV Delay Act, Senate Amendment to H.R. 2 - The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, H.R. __ - Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009
January 27, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 1 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
January 28, 2009Press Item
As you know, we are dealing with one of the worst economic climates in memory: 2.6 million jobs lost last year; the worst housing market since the Great Depression; financial turmoil that has threatened the savings and retirements of millions.
January 27, 2009Press Item
Thank you for inviting me to testify on an issue that tests, every year, our commitment to the democratic principles we voice here so often and with such certainty.