Press Releases: 2009

February 27, 2009
Today President Obama gave an important speech describing – in his own words – ‘how the war in Iraq will end.’
February 27, 2009
In preparation for next week’s vote on the D.C. House Voting Rights Act, I met with the supporters and advocacy groups of this important legislation to ensure the strongest coordination of efforts in building support for House passage.
February 27, 2009
Yesterday, President Obama delivered to Congress a budget outline that lays the groundwork for our country’s economic recovery and future growth and stability.
February 26, 2009
With Senate passage of the DC House Voting Rights Act, a primary obstacle standing in the way of DC residents and their vote in the House has been removed.
February 26, 2009
Today, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2010, and Congress is ready to debate and examine it in detail.
February 26, 2009
Right now, the House is concluding general debate on H.R. 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.
February 26, 2009
Today, President Obama delivered to Congress a budget outline that lays the groundwork for our country’s future economic growth and stability.
February 25, 2009
Today, the House completed its work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills.
February 25, 2009
President Obama’s address last night to a Joint Session of Congress called for a “new era of responsibility,” and assured the country that even when faced with economic and fiscal crises, America has the resilience to emerge stronger than before.
February 24, 2009
When President Obama took office just over a month ago, he inherited President Bush’s record deficits, debt and an economy in shambles.
February 24, 2009
Clearance of the 60-vote threshold in the Senate is a major breakthrough that paves the way to passage and moves us closer to righting a 200-year old wrong that is contradictory to our American ideals at best, and at worst, a denial of democracy for 600,000 citizens living in the District of Columbia.
February 24, 2009
In announcing the promotion of Covey-Brandt, Hoyer said: “Throughout her six years in my office, Alexis has continually demonstrated her competence and capabilities across a range of responsibilities. Alexis is a tireless worker, and has earned this well-deserved promotion. She knows our Caucus very well, and will be a terrific asset for this office and Members as Floor Director.”
February 24, 2009
Tonight, President Obama inspired our nation to confront our economic crisis and turn adversity into opportunity.
February 24, 2009
As the House begins debate on the FY09 Consolidated Appropriations Act this week, Republicans are continuing to try to sweep their history under the rug and convince the American people that they are committed to fiscal responsibility.
February 23, 2009
Today’s fiscal summit at the White House was a positive step as we begin to address our nation’s long-term fiscal challenges, and I commend President Obama for convening this meeting so quickly at the beginning of his Presidency.
February 20, 2009
I am too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors.’ George Washington left his country’s service with those words, in his farewell address.
February 20, 2009
I want to commend President Obama for convening a fiscal summit next week, demonstrating his commitment to restoring fiscal responsibility.
February 18, 2009
The impact of the housing crisis has been widespread and deep, devastating homeowners and communities throughout the nation, and launching the worst economic decline since the Great Depression.
February 17, 2009
The restructuring plans offered by GM and Chrysler today are the next step for the American auto industry as it returns to strength and makes necessary changes to compete in the 21st century economy.
February 17, 2009
President Obama’s announcement that he will send troop reinforcements to Afghanistan is the first step toward refocusing on the security and stabilization of that nation.
February 13, 2009
Today, the House passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act conference report to begin the process of repairing our economy and getting Americans back to work.
February 12, 2009
The House is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and is expected to proceed directly to consideration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment conference report.
February 12, 2009
Today, we celebrate the 200th birthday of our nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
February 11, 2009
The compromise economic recovery legislation is a victory for the country and for the American people.