Press Releases: 2009

September 15, 2009
After the President’s address to Congress and the Nation in which he called for an end to the “bickering” and “games” in the effort to reform health care, Republicans seem to be changing their tune to sing the praises of bipartisanship.
September 15, 2009
This afternoon the House will consider a resolution disapproving of the conduct by Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) during the joint session of Congress, September 9, 2009.
September 14, 2009
One year ago today, the collapse of Lehman Brothers precipitated a crisis that had not been seen since the days of the Great Depression.
September 12, 2009
I applaud the President for taking action to ensure that American workers and industry can compete fairly.
September 10, 2009
The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) quarterly report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act shows that the Recovery Act is working as intended to lift our country out of recession, by contributing to the growth of our economy and significantly decreasing unemployment.
September 9, 2009
As President Obama made clear tonight, America cannot put up for much longer with the skyrocketing cost of health care that is hurting our families, our businesses and our country.
September 8, 2009
Over the past month, Democrats made a concerted effort to engage their constituents on the critical issue of health care reform, holding more than 1000 health care events.
September 4, 2009
This month’s job losses continue a pattern of improvement: in fact, August was the month with the fewest job losses in a year.
September 3, 2009
This Saturday marks the 200th day since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, legislation designed to end the economic crisis inherited by the Obama Administration.
September 2, 2009
In case you missed it, we wanted to be sure you saw today’s story in the Wall Street Journal about the positive effect the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is having on the economy.
September 2, 2009
$2 billion in Recovery Act funds has already moved out to state governments and community organizations to fund weatherization programs that improve the energy-efficiency of low-income homes.
September 1, 2009
Over $369 million in Recovery Act funds has already been put to work improving rural water systems to help ensure families have access to clean water.
August 31, 2009
$1.2 billion in Recovery Act funds will help hospitals and health care providers implement and use electronic health records.
August 28, 2009
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin or accelerate cleanup work at 20 Superfund sites from the National Priority List.
August 27, 2009
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin work on 200 new waste and water systems in rural America.
August 26, 2009
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to initiate 2,300 construction and rehabilitation projects at 359 military facilities across the Nation.
August 26, 2009
America was founded on a promise of equality – a promise that we now understand applies not only to all men, but to all women.
August 26, 2009
Today, America mourns the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was one of the most dynamic and influential legislators in our Nation's history, and his legacy will live on in the work of the colleagues he inspired, and in the lives of the millions of Americans for whom his passion for social justice made a difference.
August 25, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to create 125,000 summer youth jobs.
August 25, 2009
Today’s Mid-Session Review of the Budget confirms that Congress and the Administration must persist in their efforts to bring the deficit under control.
August 24, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to hire or keep on the job approximately 5,000 law enforcement officers.
August 21, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin projects at 107 National Parks.