Press Releases: 2009

May 20, 2009
First, I want to thank Rep. Maloney, who sponsored the House companion of this bill, and who has been a tireless advocate of credit card reform.
May 20, 2009
I want to thank the Members here today, Representatives Langevin, and Wasserman-Schultz, as well as Representatives Sensenbrenner and Upton, for their commitment to making the house a safer and more accessible place for all citizens.
May 19, 2009
Over the past five months, Congress has sent important legislation to the President’s desk and passed numerous others through the House.
May 19, 2009
Today, the House passed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, an important piece of legislation that will help responsible families avoid foreclosure, while stabilizing our housing market.
May 19, 2009
By announcing a new national standard to increase vehicle fuel efficiency and cut emissions, President Obama has moved us a significant step closer to achieving energy independence and curbing the greenhouse gases polluting our air and contributing to global warming.
May 18, 2009
Today, the House voted for final passage of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, a bill that will improve the integrity of our financial system and help us avoid a repeat of the recent economic crisis.
May 14, 2009
I urge my colleagues to support this supplemental appropriations bill, which makes vital investments in the needs of our troops, responsible policy abroad, and security at home.
May 13, 2009
I want to congratulate Chairman Waxman, Chairman Markey and the Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee in reaching consensus on key elements of comprehensive clean energy legislation.
May 13, 2009
The weapons acquisition reform legislation passed by the House today is a significant step toward reducing waste, fraud and abuse in government spending.
May 12, 2009
Today’s report shows that the challenges confronting Medicare and Social Security are continuing to grow.
May 12, 2009
As we look to update our energy infrastructure, as well as pursue the development of alternative energy sources, it is important to ensure we can transmit energy efficiently and reliably throughout the country.
May 12, 2009
America faces many serious challenges, but the rising cost of health care represents one of the greatest threats to our economic growth and long-term fiscal stability.
May 11, 2009
Containing rising health care costs that are an increasing burden on families, businesses and the federal budget is one of the critical goals of enacting health care reform this year.
May 8, 2009
This week, Republican pollster Frank Luntz met with Members of the House Republican Conference to present a messaging strategy to oppose health care reform.
May 8, 2009
While today’s numbers offer a glimmer of hope that this recession is starting to slow down, there are still far too many Americans who are out of work and struggling to find employment.
May 7, 2009
The President made clear when he took office that his Administration would be focused on restoring responsibility to all parts of government, including the budget.
May 7, 2009
It is well-known by now that our economic crisis began as a foreclosure crisis. It began with homeowners across America signing up for mortgages they could not afford.
May 7, 2009
I commend Chairman Obey for completing work on the President’s supplemental request for 2009 quickly. I will bring the supplemental to the House Floor for a vote next week so that we can send a bill to the President for his signature as soon as possible.
May 6, 2009
With today’s passage of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, the House continues to take action on measures aimed at protecting consumers and preventing another economic crisis from occurring.
May 5, 2009
Stabilizing the housing market is critical to restoring our economy. This week, the House will consider two new bills that address the most egregious practices at the heart of the subprime lending meltdown – predatory lending and mortgage fraud.
May 5, 2009
This May, we recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, a celebration of the long, rich history of Jewish Americans and the numerous ways they have shaped and strengthened American society.
May 5, 2009
I offer my congratulations to Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher on her nomination as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.
May 4, 2009
The proposal announced today by President Obama is a needed step to reform tax laws that currently give a competitive advantage to businesses that invest overseas rather than in our own nation, and that allow the wealthiest to avoid paying their fair share.
May 1, 2009
Working with President Obama, the 111th Congress has made health care a top priority, already taking major action to expand coverage for uninsured children, invest in critical health care initiatives, and lay the groundwork for comprehensive health care reform.
May 1, 2009
This week, the House and Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution, setting key national priorities and approving an economic blueprint for job creation and recovery from recession.