Press Releases: 2009

April 1, 2009
Today, the House will begin consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010.
March 31, 2009
We have already seen real results from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including jobs saved and created across the country.
March 31, 2009
Tomorrow, the House will take up H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
March 31, 2009
Today, the House passed the Senator Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which will create outlets for service so people of all ages can contribute to our nation’s recovery.
March 31, 2009
This morning, Chairmen Waxman and Markey unveiled a discussion draft that is a starting point for the House’s work on comprehensive energy legislation.
March 30, 2009
The plan announced by President Obama today is an honest and responsible effort to provide for a strong auto industry while also protecting taxpayers’ money.
March 27, 2009
I applaud the Obama Administration for taking its time to develop a comprehensive strategy for the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
March 27, 2009
Spending on health care represents the fastest growing area of the American economy and our federal budget.
March 27, 2009
While Republicans expended a great deal of effort to make their budget document look just like President Obama’s, it was missing something rather important: Numbers…or any substance at all.
March 26, 2009
The Democratic budget resolution, passed out of committee yesterday, reaffirms President Obama’s and the Democratic Congress’ commitment to a long-term plan to restore fiscal responsibility and advance the priorities of the American people.
March 26, 2009
Today’s announcement by Secretary Geithner was a positive one, showing President Obama’s commitment to the regulatory reform necessary to strengthen our economy.
March 25, 2009
Today, the House Budget Committee is marking up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 25, 2009
As the House Budget Committee takes up the Chairman’s Mark today, please click here for a document outlining budget reconciliation, an optional procedure to align spending and revenues with budget provisions.
March 25, 2009
The budget resolution before the House Budget Committee today is a solid plan to build on Democratic efforts to restore our nation’s economy.
March 24, 2009
Tonight, President Obama made a strong case for his budget priorities and his Administration’s plan to confront this recession.
March 24, 2009
Tomorrow, the House Budget Committee will mark up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 24, 2009
After passing major legislation through Congress already this year, our Committees are continuing work on critical legislation that will be considered later this spring and summer.
March 23, 2009
The plan announced by Treasury Secretary Geithner this morning is another positive step toward ending the current financial crisis.
March 23, 2009
America’s health care system is in need of reform. Millions of Americans are living without health insurance, and millions more are underinsured or barely able to afford the coverage they have.
March 20, 2009
The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the President’s budget blueprint shows larger deficits than those upon which the President’s budget was based.
March 19, 2009
The Majority Leader's Office has created a video highlighting President Obama’s and Congressional Democrats’ commitment to a budget that shows real leadership and makes the tough, responsible choices necessary to address the challenges facing our nation while making critical investments in our future.
March 19, 2009
In a crisis that has repeatedly shaken Americans’ faith in the most powerful financial institutions, the sordid AIG bonuses stand out.
March 18, 2009
What has angered so many people about this recession is the perception that its causes are not simply material, but moral.
March 18, 2009
After eight years, Republicans’ irresponsible spending turned a record surplus into huge deficits and debt, and left our nation with record deficits for years to come.