Press Releases

December 10, 2013
“I congratulate my friend Rep. Mel Watt on his confirmation as the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Authority. 
December 10, 2013
But the fact of the matter is, Chris Van Hollen is Ranking Member of the Budget Committee on our side - he has not been in any of these negotiations, nor have any of the other [members of the budget conference]. 
December 6, 2013
For the forty-fifth consecutive month, our economy has added private sector jobs, continuing our recovery and helping to put more Americans back to work.  While I am encouraged that our unemployment rate has dropped to 7.0% and that 203,000 jobs – including 196,000 private sector jobs – were added in November, we are not adding jobs at a pace fast enough to provide economic security to every family.
December 5, 2013
"Throughout his life, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela met the purveyors of injustice, intolerance, and racism with an unyielding determination to forge a better and fairer future for his beloved nation.  
December 5, 2013
“First of all, let me say, we don't know what the budget parameters and any agreement are going to be. We have heard rumors. You have written about them. We don't know their substance. 
December 5, 2013
“I want to thank Rep. John Conyers, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Mel Watt, Ranking Member of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee, for offering their substitute amendment to the Innovation Act today.
December 5, 2013
“I stand in solidarity with AFGE and NTEU today - and with all those who serve in our nation’s federal workforce.
December 4, 2013
“In his remarks today, President Obama highlighted the challenge of growing income inequality, which poses a danger not only to our long-term economic competitiveness and prosperity but to the very nature of our country as a beacon of equal opportunity for all.  
December 2, 2013
"I join in congratulating Ed Cassidy on his appointment as the House's new Chief Administrative Officer.  
December 2, 2013
“This morning’s Institute for Supply Management report shows the strongest gains for manufacturing in two and a half years, building on last month’s solid gains and proving that our manufacturers have what it takes to make it in America. 
November 29, 2013
“This Sunday marks World AIDS Day, when we recommit ourselves to combating HIV-AIDS in America and across the world.  While great strides have been made to prevent the spread of this disease and treat those who are infected, we must continue the fight as long as HIV-AIDS continues to affect communities and endanger lives. 
November 26, 2013
“Today’s report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is further evidence that the Affordable Care Act continues to provide access to quality, affordable health care to Americans, including millions of seniors who are saving money on their prescription drugs.  
November 25, 2013
“For nearly three decades, Dan Strodel has served the House of Representatives with distinction, including as Chief Administrative Officer since 2010.  In that role, he has helped ensure the smooth operation of the House of Representatives and the well-being of its Members and staff. 
November 24, 2013
"The United States and its allies are committed to ensuring that Iran neither develops nor has nuclear arms. 
November 24, 2013
“Our policy is that Iran should not have a nuclear arms capability. That continues to be our policy and the military option, as Secretary Kerry just said, is still on the table and it needs to be on the table.
November 22, 2013
Fifty years ago today, while working as an intern to Maryland Senator David Brewster, I was coming down the steps of the U.S. Capitol when I was stopped by an officer of the U.S. Capitol Police who said: ‘Have you heard?  The President’s been shot.’  I will never forget that moment – as I know so many Americans will always remember where they were on the day President John F. Kennedy was taken from us. 
November 21, 2013
“Shutdown is unacceptable and certainly defaulting on our debt is unacceptable. We've had a long time to come to agreement. Republicans refused to go to conference. We are now in conference 
November 21, 2013
“Thank you very much Leader. Many of you have heard me say, but you know it as well – there are 8 legislative days left in 2013, according to the Republican Majority schedule. Two of those days, of course, are days in which we come in at 6:30. So that there is not much time to do the work of the American people.
November 21, 2013
“Thank you very much Leader. Many of you have heard me say, but you know it as well – there are 8 legislative days left in 2013, according to the Republican Majority schedule. Two of those days, of course, are days in which we come in at 6:30. So that there is not much time to do the work of the American people.
November 14, 2013
“Thank you very much, Madam Leader, and Chairman Becerra, thank you, and Jim Clyburn, our Assistant Leader. First let me say the Democratic Caucus is almost unanimous in the belief that the Affordable Care Act is good for our country, good for our people, that it will make affordable, quality health care available to all Americans. That is the substance of what we're talking about.
November 13, 2013
The data released this afternoon by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that there is a clear interest and demand for affordable, quality health care coverage.  
November 13, 2013
“The signing into law of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act today represents a significant victory for students and their families,” Whip Hoyer said. 
November 13, 2013
“Thank you very much I appreciate it. Congressman Cardenas has been a leader on this issue, as have all the Members here.
November 8, 2013
“I join in remembering the horrific Nazi pogrom of Kristallnacht seventy-five years ago.  The destruction and hate-driven murder that occurred over two days marked a turning point toward a horrific genocide whose pain continues to be felt by all those throughout the world who believe in justice. 
November 8, 2013
“The Obama Administration’s new rules requiring parity for coverage of mental health and physical health care services finally ends an unfair disparity in our nation’s health care system.