Press Releases: 2010

April 16, 2010
The Commerce Department reported that retail sales increased 1.6 percent in March, which was stronger than the 1.2 percent increase economists predicted.
April 15, 2010
I intend to bring the DC Voting Rights Act to the House Floor for a vote next week.
April 15, 2010
A temporary extension of unemployment and health benefits is vital to help the many families who are still struggling as the economy starts to recover from the recession.
April 15, 2010
ICYMI, wanted to make sure you saw today’s editorial in USA Today about how the economy is showing broad signs of recovery.
April 15, 2010
Starting immediately and throughout the coming year, our families, small businesses, seniors, and young Americans will begin to feel the real and positive impact of reform.
April 15, 2010
Today, the conservative group Citizens Against Government Waste reported on the earmark reforms undertaken by Congress since the Democrats won the majority in 2006.
April 15, 2010
It is with great sadness that I mark the passing of a civil rights icon, Benjamin L. Hooks.
April 14, 2010
Sixty two years ago, thirty seven Israelis signed their names to a bold vision, establishing the State of Israel.
April 14, 2010
Today, the House passed a resolution honoring the 29 miners who lost their lives in this month’s tragic explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.
April 14, 2010
Thanks to Democratic policies, Americans are receiving significantly higher refunds as they file their taxes this year.
April 14, 2010
Fiscal responsibility is a top priority of this Democratic Congress, and a bipartisan group of Members unveiled a measure today, the IMPROVE Acquisition Act, that will build on our efforts to return our nation to a sustainable fiscal path.
April 13, 2010
The Nuclear Security Summit that concluded today brought the world together to fight a shared enemy, one that was not sufficiently addressed under years of Republican leadership.
April 12, 2010
This year, millions of American families will notice lower taxes and larger tax refunds as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law last year.
April 9, 2010
The jobs report for March was the latest sign that that our economy is turning around and showing signs of improvement as a result of the Recovery Act and other actions taken by Democrats to get Americans back to work and build a sustainable economic recovery.
April 9, 2010
According to a survey of nationwide retailers, March posted the best monthly sales performance in a decade, “offering bold new evidence that a strong economic recovery could be ahead.… Of the 28 retailers whose results were tallied by Thomson Reuters, 92% beat sales expectations.
April 9, 2010
Congressman Bart Stupak has been a valued member of the Democratic caucus, representing northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula for nearly two decades.
April 8, 2010
Today’s signing of the new START Treaty will strengthen the security of our nation, and our world.
April 2, 2010
Today's news that our economy added 162,000 jobs is an important sign that the economy is turning around after many months of job losses.
March 31, 2010
Today’s announcement promotes a balanced approach on energy that will create jobs and strengthen our national security as we move away from foreign sources of oil.
March 25, 2010
Today, the House took the final step in adopting comprehensive health insurance reform, sending to the President a package of improvements to the underlying reform bill enacted into law earlier this week.
March 25, 2010
This morning, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) appeared on CBS's “The Early Show” to discuss recent threats against Members of Congress following the House's vote on health care reform.
March 25, 2010
The Senate is expected to complete work this afternoon on the improvements bill to the new health care reform law.