Press Releases: 2009

October 30, 2009
Today's announcement shows the Recovery Act is working as intended to create jobs and bring an end to the severe recession.
October 30, 2009
A sign that the economy is recovering, the Commerce Department announced that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the 3rd quarter, the best quarter for growth in two years.
October 29, 2009
Today, the House passed the Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009, a measure to improve lending and access to credit for small businesses.
October 29, 2009
Since first introducing their draft proposal for health insurance reform four months ago, House Democrats have been working together in an unprecedented way to bring legislation to the House floor that will fix our broken system and ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care – and the stability and security that comes with it.
October 29, 2009
Today, Democrats are showing our commitment to our nation’s doctors and seniors by introducing legislation that permanently fixes the sustainable growth rate.
October 29, 2009
Today’s announcement that GDP grew by 3.5% in the last quarter is encouraging news, adding another sign that our economy is slowly recovering from the deepest recession in 75 years.
October 28, 2009
I am pleased that President Obama signed into law today the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2010 Fiscal Year, legislation that enhances our nation’s security and the well-being of those who serve it.
October 28, 2009
As Democrats move closer to a final bill on health care reform, more and more senior members of the Republicans Party are coming forward to urge House Republicans to support reform.
October 27, 2009
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 27, 2009
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 27, 2009
Investments made today to develop and grow our clean energy economy will reap immediate benefits by creating jobs and advancing our recovery, as well as in the future by spurring long-term growth and providing the durable infrastructure to meet tomorrow’s energy demands.
October 27, 2009
In recent weeks, Republicans have charged that Democrats have not done anything to help small businesses access credit and create jobs.
October 23, 2009
A Federal Reserve report released Wednesday shows that economic recovery is taking effect due in part to improvements in manufacturing and housing, the latter due in large part to the $8,000 credit for first-time homebuyers.
October 22, 2009
Today, House Republicans held a press conference condemning the Democratic health reform plan and alleging that small businesses would be “destroyed” under Democratic reforms.
October 22, 2009
I am pleased the Senate passed the Defense Authorization conference report, which strengthens our national security and provides for our service members and their families as well as our nation’s federal employees.
October 21, 2009
As part of continuing efforts to help small businesses during the economic downturn, President Obama announced new initiatives today to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive, create jobs and help drive the nation’s economic recovery.
October 21, 2009
As Democrats continue to focus on creating jobs and ensuring a strong economic recovery, today’s economic forum was an important opportunity to hear from experts about the state of the economy.
October 21, 2009
Today, by a strong bipartisan majority, the House voted to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act, which strengthens our nation’s commitment to Americans with HIV/AIDS.
October 19, 2009
I am pleased that the Obama Administration released their long-awaited strategy for dealing with the serious situation we face in Sudan.
October 19, 2009
As President Obama and Democrats continue to work to bring final health reform legislation forward for a vote in the weeks ahead, Republicans are only focused on killing reform that would help middle-class families by lowering costs, expanding coverage, and providing quality health care choices for all Americans.
October 19, 2009
Since the economy nearly collapsed into a Depression last Fall, Congress has taken swift and deliberative action to prevent a catastrophe and restore economic growth.
October 16, 2009
On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 10,000 for the first time since October 2008, when markets crumbled following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
October 14, 2009
Today, by a strong bipartisan majority, the House passed the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act, a bill that will strengthen pressure on Iran to end its dangerous pursuit of nuclear weapons.
October 13, 2009
Today’s action marks a significant milestone on the road to health insurance reform that provides all Americans with access to affordable, quality health care.