Press Releases

January 8, 2009
President-elect Obama was right when he pinpointed the prime cause of our economic crisis.
January 7, 2009
Two years ago, Democrats were elected to the majority with a pledge to rededicate Congress to high standards of integrity and accountability.
January 7, 2009
The projected numbers released by the CBO today are a dismal final verdict on the economic policies pursued by the Bush Administration.
January 6, 2009
Today, Members of Congress swear our oath of office, fully aware of the difficult work ahead of us.
January 5, 2009
House Democratic Leaders today unveiled the proposed Democratic Rules package for the 111th Congress, common-sense reforms to the House Rules will enable Congress to work more effectively.
December 30, 2008
Vice President-elect Biden could not have picked a better and more qualified Director of Legislative Affairs than Sudafi Henry.
December 29, 2008
Israel is acting in clear self-defense in response to heinous rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza.
December 19, 2008
In deciding today to lend rescue funds to the automakers, President Bush took a necessary step to prevent further economic decline.
December 19, 2008
With the enactment of the Energy Independence and Security Act one year ago, we took an important step in changing our energy policy.
December 18, 2008
Today’s news that 554,000 Americans filed unemployment claims is another sign that our economy, along with American families everywhere, continues to struggle.
December 12, 2008
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Robin Toner.
December 12, 2008
Every member of Congress should be focused on the overall economy right now, not on satisfying long-standing grudges against political enemies.
December 11, 2008
By nominating Tom Daschle to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, President-elect Obama has made it clear that he intends to follow through on his pledge to reform this nation’s health care system.
December 11, 2008
Last week, the number of Americans filing unemployment claims reached a 26-year high.
December 10, 2008
I commend the Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization for its initial assessment of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
December 10, 2008
This bill is designed to give the automakers the time and space they need to become a competitive, job-creating industry once again.
December 10, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and 10 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan White Paper on Darfur to President-elect Obama today. This group traveled to Sudan in April 2007.
December 9, 2008
Today we heard from some of the best minds in America on the profound economic and security challenges facing our nation.
December 5, 2008
At this time, the House is scheduled to reassemble at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th.
December 5, 2008
In light of today’s dismal report showing millions of Americans out of work and an economy deep in recession, it is clear that we must act to assist the automobile industry.
December 5, 2008
The American economy lost 533,000 more jobs last month—the worst one-month drop in three decades. Our unemployment rate, 6.7%, is the highest in 15 years.
December 5, 2008
The 111th Congress is set to convene at a tough and challenging time in our nation’s history.
December 3, 2008
The economic crisis has hit workers and businesses hard, with rising unemployment and a frozen credit market, making it especially critical that President-elect Obama choose leaders for his economic team who will help him address the nation’s pressing needs.
December 2, 2008
Last month, the Democratic leadership in Congress insisted that the automakers present a plan for long-term viability before receiving any assistance from the federal government. Today, the automakers are presenting to Congress their plans for restructuring and viability.
December 1, 2008
Today, Barack Obama kept his campaign promise to choose advisors of the highest stature, from a variety of backgrounds, who would challenge his thinking on vital issues.