Press Releases

May 5, 2008
Today, millions of Americans, Mexicans, and well-wishers around the world celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
May 1, 2008
With gas prices breaking records daily, I welcome the announcement by the Federal Trade Commission that it will move forward in fulfilling its statutory obligation to protect consumers against illegal market manipulation by the oil industry.
May 1, 2008
Throughout the month of May, we recognize the third annual Jewish American Heritage Month, an opportunity to reflect on the long history of Jewish Americans and to celebrate their many contributions to our nation.
May 1, 2008
Five years ago today, President Bush climbed out of a Navy jet, walked onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, posed for the cameras beneath a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner, and declared: ‘Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.’
May 1, 2008
I strongly support this historic, bipartisan legislation – the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) – which is the product of more than a dozen years of work and which is long overdue.
April 29, 2008
The President’s comments on the economy today clearly demonstrate why his popularity is at record lows in national polls now, and why his Administration will be viewed by historians as a failure.
April 28, 2008
Today marks the beginning of ‘Cover the Uninsured Week,’ which is designed to remind us of the plight of the 47 million Americans who lack health insurance – despite living in the richest country in the world.
April 28, 2008
Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is extremely disappointing. Restrictive voter identification laws result in registered voters being denied their right to vote, which is simply unacceptable.
April 23, 2008
It is absolutely outrageous that, with seven million more Americans being added to the rolls of the uninsured since President Bush took office, this Administration is actually trying to impose changes to Medicaid regulations that could affect the ability of millions of indigent Americans from receiving the health care they need and deserve.
April 22, 2008
Today on Equal Pay Day, we mark how far into the year a woman must work, on average, before equaling the amount of money earned by a man during the previous calendar year.
April 21, 2008
Tomorrow is the 38th Earth Day, a day to reflect on the progress we’ve made for the health of our planet – and to remember how much more remains to be done.
April 16, 2008
Last November, I joined Majority Leader Reid, Senator Schumer, and Congresswoman Maloney as the JEC released a report about the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the American economy.
April 16, 2008
For more than seven years, President Bush’s position on climate change can best be defined as completely insufficient.
April 15, 2008
Today, as millions of Americans prepare to file their federal income tax returns by midnight, many will be confounded, confused and, yes, perhaps even cranky because of our unbelievably complicated tax code.
April 11, 2008
Just last week, we marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 10, 2008
The President’s comments today on the war in Iraq essentially restated – albeit in a more subtle form – what Vice President Cheney said last month: This Administration has every intention of ignoring the will of the American people, who want our troops redeployed in a responsible fashion and who want the Iraqis to take responsibility for the future of their own nation.
April 9, 2008
Today, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker testified before the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.
April 8, 2008
Today, pursuant to the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002 (TPA), I introduced the implementing legislation for the U.S.-Columbia Trade Promotion Agreement.
April 8, 2008
Today, pursuant to the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002 (TPA), I introduced the implementing legislation for the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.
April 4, 2008
There’s no question that the economy President Bush will hand off to his successor in January will be worse than the economy he inherited. This President’s economic program – exemplified by today’s very disappointing jobs report – is just further evidence that his policies are failing Americans.