Press Releases: 2009

January 16, 2009
President Bush has been the most fiscally irresponsible President in our nation’s history.
January 16, 2009
On Monday we will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a bold and active leader who fought to bring true equality and justice to all Americans.
January 15, 2009
In the midst of a recession that has already cost our economy 2.6 million jobs, the need for swift action is clear.
January 15, 2009
Alejandro has been a key part of my staff for over six years, providing critical guidance and advice to help set and implement the Democratic legislative agenda.
January 15, 2009
As our nation continues to struggle with this recession, it is important that President-elect Obama have all the tools he needs to address the ongoing financial crisis in a swift, effective manner as soon as he takes office
January 15, 2009
Last fall, at the urging of President Bush, Treasury Secretary Paulson, and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke, Congress took extraordinary action to stabilize America’s financial markets and limit the scope of an economic crisis.
January 14, 2009
President Bush pursued reckless fiscal policies for years, setting the stage for massive deficits and economic decline.
January 13, 2009
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a successful, popular, bipartisan program that provides private health care coverage for millions of children who would otherwise go without care.
January 12, 2009
The American public has been rightfully concerned about the effectiveness of the first $350 billion used by the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
January 9, 2009
Today’s dismal news that the economy lost 524,000 jobs last month makes it absolutely clear: the economic policies of President Bush have been a complete failure.
January 9, 2009
Within my lifetime, the ideal of ‘equal pay for equal work’ was a radical one.
January 8, 2009
Today, the Electoral College formalized the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.
January 8, 2009
President-elect Obama was right when he pinpointed the prime cause of our economic crisis.
January 7, 2009
Two years ago, Democrats were elected to the majority with a pledge to rededicate Congress to high standards of integrity and accountability.
January 7, 2009
The projected numbers released by the CBO today are a dismal final verdict on the economic policies pursued by the Bush Administration.
January 6, 2009
Today, Members of Congress swear our oath of office, fully aware of the difficult work ahead of us.
January 5, 2009
House Democratic Leaders today unveiled the proposed Democratic Rules package for the 111th Congress, common-sense reforms to the House Rules will enable Congress to work more effectively.