Press Releases: 2008

October 7, 2008
In an ongoing effort to ensure a successful 2010 Decennial Census, leaders in the House of Representatives sent a letter to Senators Barack Obama and John McCain today emphasizing the need for the next Administration to make the census a top priority.
October 3, 2008
I was disappointed by the Senate’s failure to pass H.R.7112, the Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2008, due to Republican opposition.
October 3, 2008
Today’s unemployment report is more discouraging news about the state of our economy. America has lost jobs every month of 2008; September’s loss of 159,000 jobs brings the yearly total to more than three-quarters of a million.
October 2, 2008
The House will consider the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act tomorrow morning.
October 1, 2008
Democrats are continuing to work around the clock in a bipartisan way on legislation to address the economic crisis.
September 30, 2008
Democrats remain focused on how we can work towards a bipartisan response to the economic crisis facing our nation.
September 30, 2008
I am talking with my House colleagues about the Senate action and how to best proceed taking that into consideration and determining what action in the House will be most successful.
September 29, 2008
As I said on the House floor, today was a very consequential day. We are facing a severe economic downturn, and it was crucial for Democrats and Republicans to come together to support the financial rescue plan put forward by President Bush and Secretary Paulson.
September 29, 2008
At this time, the House is scheduled to meet at noon on Thursday. However, whether the House will consider legislation regarding the economic crisis has not been determined.
September 26, 2008
I applaud the House’s passage of the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, a bill aimed at curtailing Iranian aggression through sanctions and divestment.
September 26, 2008
The financial crisis we are facing would have repercussions far beyond Wall Street—it could endanger the economic security of millions. Crisis or not, we are facing an economic downturn that is very real, one that speaks poorly of the President’s economic stewardship.
September 26, 2008
The bill provides essential tax relief to American families and businesses. Its tax credits will help create tens of thousands of American jobs, while investing in the new energy technology we need to break our dependence on foreign oil.
September 25, 2008
The ADA Amendments Act signed today by the President brings millions of our fellow citizens back where they belong: under the protection of the ADA.
September 24, 2008
It was imperative that the President explain to Americans, who are rightly frustrated, angry and resistant to offering up their tax dollars, why it is in their best interest to quickly, decisively and boldly respond to the financial crisis on Wall Street.
September 24, 2008
The bill authorizes a total of $601.4 billion, including $531.4B in budget authority for the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’s national security programs.
September 24, 2008
The House has already passed responsible legislation this year to extend expiring energy incentives and business tax credits. While we applaud the Senate for acting yesterday and taking a step toward being fiscally responsible, their bill still falls short of the pay-as-you-go principle that House Democrats have insisted on.
September 24, 2008
We are making progress and injecting presidential politics in this critical issue would not be helpful to quickly producing the best proposal for the American people.
September 23, 2008
I’m here today to talk about the record of the last eight years and what we can learn from it. But on a more basic level, I’m here to stand up for the principle that facts are common property.
September 23, 2008
President Bush called last week 'a pivotal moment' in the life of the American economy, and he’s absolutely right. Wild market fluctuations, bank failures, billion-dollar government bailouts—in the weeks and months to come, all of us, not least the people in this room, will be tested sorely.
September 23, 2008
I am pleased that the Senate has moved forward on passing these important tax provisions.