December 4, 2008Press Item
Some awards mark a job well done. This one marks a responsibility that endures: our responsibility to an ally and a friend, a partner for peace and a fellow democracy, the State of Israel; our responsibility to stand by Israel and the Jewish people in a world where friends so often seem outnumbered by threats.
December 5, 2008Press Item
The American economy lost 533,000 more jobs last month—the worst one-month drop in three decades. Our unemployment rate, 6.7%, is the highest in 15 years.
December 5, 2008Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor reported that the American economy lost 533,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate hit a 15-year high.
December 5, 2008Press Item
The 111th Congress is set to convene at a tough and challenging time in our nation’s history.
December 2, 2008Press Item
Last month, the Democratic leadership in Congress insisted that the automakers present a plan for long-term viability before receiving any assistance from the federal government. Today, the automakers are presenting to Congress their plans for restructuring and viability.
December 3, 2008Press Item
The economic crisis has hit workers and businesses hard, with rising unemployment and a frozen credit market, making it especially critical that President-elect Obama choose leaders for his economic team who will help him address the nation’s pressing needs.
December 1, 2008Press Item
Today, Barack Obama kept his campaign promise to choose advisors of the highest stature, from a variety of backgrounds, who would challenge his thinking on vital issues.
December 1, 2008Press Item
President-elect Obama held a press conference today to announce his national security team: Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense, Eric Holder as Attorney General, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security, Susan Rice as Ambassador to the United Nations, and General Jim Jones as National Security Adviser.
December 1, 2008Press Item
Today the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the U.S. economy has officially been in a recession since December 2007--but that will not come as a surprise to millions of Americans.
December 1, 2008Press Item
Each year on World AIDS Day we come together as an international community to reflect on the progress we have made combating this horrific disease, as well as recognize how much we have left to accomplish.
December 1, 2008Press Item
Today, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the U.S. economy has been in a recession since December 2007.
November 27, 2008Press Item
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mumbai, our friends throughout all of India, and their concerned loved ones in the United States.
November 20, 2008Press Item
Congressional Democrats held a press conference today stating they will hold the auto industry accountable to the American People and demand they provide a plan for viability.
November 20, 2008Press Item
I want to commend Chairman John Dingell for his nearly 53 years of service to his constituents and to our nation, making him the longest serving member of Congress come next February.
November 20, 2008Press Item
I applaud the Senate's passage of House legislation extending unemployment insurance for Americans suffering in this recession.
November 24, 2008Press Item
For months now, the historic scope of our economic crisis has been clear to all Americans. Our financial markets have seen great turmoil, leading millions of Americans to fear for the security of their savings, pensions, and retirements.
November 24, 2008Press Item
Democratic Leaders welcome the President-elect Obama's President-elect Obama’s nominations to his economic team
November 25, 2008Press Item
Today’s economic announcement from President-elect Obama indicated that he is serious about ending the fiscal recklessness that has characterized the Bush Administration.
November 20, 2008Press Item
As we said this afternoon, Democrats fully understand the importance of America’s automotive industry to our entire economy, and to the 3 million workers who depend on it for employment.
November 14, 2008The Weekly Whip
Possible consideration of economic recovery legislation.
November 18, 2008Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today discussed the ramifications of the historic 2008 election and the agenda for the incoming 111th Congress at the National Press Club.
November 18, 2008The Daily Whip
Members are advised that the House will reassemble at 1:00 p.m., at which time Member-elect Marcia Fudge (OH-11) will be sworn in.
September 26, 2008Press Item
Amid extraordinarily busy legislative maneuverings designed to close the 110th Congress, House Majority Leader Hoyer had a simple and upbeat message this week when he talked politics and his post-election hopes with a half-dozen reporters in his office.