Press Releases: 2010

August 10, 2010
Let's consider what would happen if Republicans had their way and this bill failed.
August 9, 2010
Democrats have been focused throughout this Congress on reducing the deficit and restoring fiscal responsibility.
August 9, 2010
"I am pleased to announce the promotion of two valued members of my staff, Katie Grant and Maureen Beach, as well as welcome Dan Reilly to the Majority Leader's Office. All three are tireless workers whose experience and skills will be an asset to my office, House Democrats, and the media."
August 6, 2010
"Forty-five years ago, Congress voted to ensure that all Americans, no matter their race or color, had the right to go to the polls and cast their vote. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 gave made the promise of equal suffrage guaranteed by the 15th Amendment a reality, and dramatically strengthened our democracy as a result."
August 6, 2010
It's encouraging that the private sector added 71,000 jobs last month—the seventh month in a row in which private sector employment grew.
August 6, 2010
As Democrats continue to work to move our nation forward, we remain focused on continued job creation and economic recovery. As part of that effort, Democrats recently launched our "Make it in America" agenda, which seeks to increase domestic manufacturing and create good, middle-class jobs here at home.
August 6, 2010
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) led a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Haiti today, Friday, August 6th. Joining him were Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Congressman David Price (D-NC), Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD), and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL).
August 5, 2010
Today, the Senate passed important legislation to save 290,000 jobs and help states continue providing a range of essential services, from school programs to health care, without adding to the deficit.
August 5, 2010
"Today's report shows that as a result of the health care reform law, Medicare will remain solvent for an additional 12 years beyond what was projected last year. Congress must remain committed to achieving the cost savings laid out in the health care reform law, so that we ensure Medicare remains available for seniors for years to come.
August 4, 2010
Next week, the House will return to session to vote to keep teachers on the job and provide assistance to states for Medicaid recipients.
July 30, 2010
Today marks the 45th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid—two essential programs that have brought better health, security, and peace of mind to generations of seniors and families in need.
July 30, 2010
Today we learned that the U.S. economy grew by 2.4% between the months of April and June—meaning that our economy has consistently grown every quarter for a year.
July 30, 2010
Today the House passed two important bills to hold oil companies accountable in the wake of the devastating Gulf Coast oil spill.
July 30, 2010
This evening, the House took an important vote on a bill to spur the creation of American jobs.
July 28, 2010
I applaud the House for passing the Fair Sentencing Act by voice vote, making our federal drug sentencing policies fairer and more rational.
July 27, 2010
I'm disappointed that Republicans once again put corporate interests ahead of the American people's interest, and blocked consideration of the DISCLOSE Act.
July 27, 2010
I am pleased that my colleagues supported the Fiscal Year 2010 emergency supplemental, sending it to President Obama for his signature.
July 23, 2010
While it is encouraging that the deficit for this year is smaller than originally projected, it remains far too high.
July 23, 2010
America has faced its share of trying times—times when not just our economy, but our nation, seemed in decline.
July 22, 2010
Today, President Obama signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, an important fiscal responsibility measure. This law will save billions of dollars that are currently lost to waste, fraud, and abuse by identifying improper payments made by the Federal government and working to recover the funds...
July 22, 2010
Today the House took action to extend unemployment insurance for nearly 2.5 million Americans after weeks of Republican obstruction made it harder for millions of Americans to pay their bills and put food on the table...
July 21, 2010
Today the President signed into law Wall Street reform, building on Democrats' efforts to promote a strong economy and continue job creation.
July 21, 2010
Manufacturing is crucial to America's economic strength, and Democrats are committed to rebuilding it as part of America's economic recovery.
July 20, 2010
I am extremely disappointed that Senate Republicans continue to stand against middle class families who lost jobs through no fault of their own, even as they fight for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
July 15, 2010
Today's passage of Wall Street reform is another step Democrats are taking to strengthen our economy, create jobs, and give consumers more control.