Press Releases: 2008

June 10, 2008
Forty five years ago today, President Kennedy signed into law the landmark Equal Pay Act. It was a law founded on a powerful principle: that the value of work lies in a job well done, not in the gender of the worker.
June 6, 2008
It is increasingly clear that the only people who believe the Bush Administration’s policies are working are the cheerleaders who reside and work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
June 2, 2008
The Administration’s focus today on tax cuts that are not due to expire for another two years shows again how they are out of touch with Americans' daily struggle to deal with the consequences of the President’s failed economic program – anemic job growth, decreasing household incomes, exploding costs of gas, food, health care and college, record foreclosure rates, and rising poverty.
May 23, 2008
“As we observe the Memorial Day holiday, let us be reminded of the simple, yet apt words of Elmer Davis, Director of the U.S. Office of War Information during WWII: ‘This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.’...
May 22, 2008
Our intelligence community has the tools it needs to keep America safe, and we are absolutely committed to ensuring that this remains the case.
May 21, 2008
For the first six years of the 21st Century, President Bush and Republican Congresses relied on a 20th Century energy policy that failed to reduce America’s energy independence or address rising gas prices.
May 21, 2008
Today the House overwhelmingly rejected the President’s misguided veto of the Farm Bill.
May 20, 2008
The cost of gas has now climbed to $3.79 per gallon, and oil has hit a record of $129 per barrel.
May 20, 2008
Senator Kennedy is a giant in the Senate, a wonderful public servant, and a great American.
May 15, 2008
I understand the differences of opinion on the war in Iraq.
May 13, 2008
It is absolutely inconceivable that, with gas prices climbing to $3.72 today, President Bush continues to oppose the bipartisan effort in Congress to give American consumers some relief from those high prices by temporarily suspending deliveries to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
May 7, 2008
As the second term of his failed presidency winds to an end, President Bush has little left on the agenda but finger-pointing.
May 6, 2008
Today, as another school year winds to a close, we honor the men and women whose determination, caring, and seemingly infinite patience made it possible: America’s teachers.
May 5, 2008
Today, millions of Americans, Mexicans, and well-wishers around the world celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
May 1, 2008
With gas prices breaking records daily, I welcome the announcement by the Federal Trade Commission that it will move forward in fulfilling its statutory obligation to protect consumers against illegal market manipulation by the oil industry.
May 1, 2008
Throughout the month of May, we recognize the third annual Jewish American Heritage Month, an opportunity to reflect on the long history of Jewish Americans and to celebrate their many contributions to our nation.
May 1, 2008
Five years ago today, President Bush climbed out of a Navy jet, walked onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, posed for the cameras beneath a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner, and declared: ‘Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.’
May 1, 2008
I strongly support this historic, bipartisan legislation – the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) – which is the product of more than a dozen years of work and which is long overdue.
April 29, 2008
The President’s comments on the economy today clearly demonstrate why his popularity is at record lows in national polls now, and why his Administration will be viewed by historians as a failure.