Press Releases: 2010

February 3, 2010
Tomorrow, the House will vote to send statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) legislation to the President, a major step in Democratic efforts to strengthen fiscal responsibility.
February 2, 2010
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
February 2, 2010
Democrats are taking action on multiple fronts to restore fiscal responsibility after inheriting huge deficits and an economic downturn.
February 2, 2010
President Obama has announced a proposal to support small business lending by transferring $30 billion from the Troubled Assets Relief Program to community banks that extend credit to local businesses.
February 1, 2010
This month, America observes Black History Month to honor the contributions of the African-Americans whose work has shaped our nation in every area of endeavor.
February 1, 2010
I look forward to reviewing President Obama’s budget in detail in the days to come, but I am happy to see that it combines job-creating incentives with a serious commitment to reducing our deficit.
January 29, 2010
Today’s announcement that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew from -6.4% in the first quarter to 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009 is another indication that our economy continues to show positive signs of recovery.
January 29, 2010
Today’s economic news is encouraging. America’s economy grew by 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009—the highest rate of growth in six years.
January 29, 2010
The Commerce Department reported that the economy (GDP) grew 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009, the fastest rate of growth since 2003.
January 29, 2010
According to a CNN poll released today, a majority of Americans are in favor of the following investments made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
January 28, 2010
I applaud the Senate for taking action on a key piece of our agenda to restore fiscal balance and bring down our nation’s deficit.
January 28, 2010
I am pleased to hear that Chrysler has decided that it will not challenge the binding arbitration process for terminated dealers.
January 27, 2010
Tonight, President Obama spoke about the reality of these hard times, as well as the determination and optimism that have helped America overcome hardship in the past--the same qualities that are essential to our recovery today.
January 27, 2010
Republican claims on fiscal discipline go against their record of not paying for things and increasing spending, as well as implementing economic policies that helped create the deepest recession in generations.
January 26, 2010
Below are a few examples of how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working to save and create jobs for Americans across the country.
January 26, 2010
In October 2008, Democrats worked with the Bush Administration in a good faith effort to pass legislation to prevent the economy from collapsing into a depression.
January 26, 2010
I am very pleased that General Motors has decided not to challenge the binding arbitration process for terminated dealers.
January 26, 2010
It’s unfortunate that a majority of Senate Republicans chose to block an attempt today to create a bipartisan fiscal commission that would set a long-term path to a balanced budget.
January 25, 2010
It was with real sadness that I learned today of the death of Senator Charles ‘Mac’ Mathias.
January 25, 2010
Today, CNN released a report entitled, “Stimulus got me my job,” demonstrating the positive impact that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is having by creating and saving jobs for Americans across the country.
January 23, 2010
I appreciate President Obama's announcement today reiterating his support for statutory paygo and affirming support for a fiscal commission.
January 22, 2010
While the American housing market continues to rebound, this week new “applications for building permits, an indicator of future house-building, rose by 10.9% in December and were 15.8% higher than a year earlier.”
January 22, 2010
After months of working with the White House and the Senate, I am pleased that we are closer than ever to putting in place fiscal responsibility measures that will help get our nation back on the path to fiscal balance.
January 21, 2010
Today’s Supreme Court’s decision is a departure from precedent, tilting the playing field for corporations at the expense of individual Americans.