Press Releases: 2008

March 7, 2008
The steep job loss for February reported today by the Labor Department is simply confirmation that the Bush Administration’s economic policies are failing the American people, and another indication of the economic insecurities that face hard-working families.
March 6, 2008
The budget passed by the House Budget Committee today is a blueprint for strengthening our economy and making America safer, and it reflects the priorities of the American people.
March 6, 2008
I want to express my sincere condolences to the State of Israel and the families of those who were murdered and injured in today’s terrorist attacks at the Mercaz Harav seminary.
March 5, 2008
This resolution is a very strong statement of support by this House for our nation’s one true ally in the Middle East, the State of Israel, which has faced clearly criminal rocket attacks by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli civilians over the last three years.
February 27, 2008
Mr. Speaker, this important legislation is an explicit recognition that our great nation must make critical investments today in the development of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency – investments that will strengthen our national, economic and environmental security for generations to come.
February 22, 2008
Democrats continued today to work hard on crafting a new FISA bill that will keep our nation safe and protect our civil liberties.
February 21, 2008
I am disappointed that House and Senate Republicans apparently instructed their staffs not to participate in today’s bicameral meeting on modernizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
February 15, 2008
As Comptroller General for the last ten years, David Walker has been tireless in his efforts to bring attention to the long-term fiscal challenges we face and in educating both policymakers and the public about the need for greater fiscal responsibility.
February 15, 2008
After refusing to extend current law, the President repeated today his untenable and irresponsible claim that our national security will be jeopardized unless the House immediately rubber-stamps a Senate bill to modify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
February 14, 2008
Every Member of Congress knows that our highest duty is to protect America. The President’s comments earlier today implying that any one of us is less focused on the security of our nation were wrong, divisive and harmful.
February 13, 2008
I am very pleased that the President has signed the bipartisan economic stimulus bill into law.
February 11, 2008
I was deeply and profoundly saddened to learn today of the passing of my very good friend and colleague, Representative Tom Lantos of California, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the only Holocaust survivor to ever serve in the U.S. Congress.
February 7, 2008
I am saddened by Representative Hooley’s decision to not seek a seventh term. However, I would like to congratulate her on the almost 12 years of service that she has given to her district and nation.
February 4, 2008
WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement regarding the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget that was released today:
February 1, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to commemorate Black History Month, which is observed during February:
January 31, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today to the Democratic Caucus at the Caucus Issues Conference here that he has promoted Deputy Floor Director Alejandro Perez to be the new Floor Director.
January 29, 2008
Today the House is voting on a 15-day extension of the Protect America Act.
January 29, 2008
Mr. Speaker, for several years, the American people were told our economy was roaring.