Press Releases

February 17, 2014
"Five years ago, under the leadership of President Obama and House and Senate Democrats, Congress took action to help our economy begin to recover from the Great Recession.
February 13, 2014
“The President came to Congress and gave a State of the Union and said, look, I'm optimistic, we've come a far pace as you've just outlined very well.
February 12, 2014
"The enrollment numbers released today show that there is a clear demand for affordable, quality health care. 
February 12, 2014
“Today, President Obama took an important step toward making sure that every American who works hard can earn a living wage.
February 11, 2014
“I am opposing this bill because it breaks the principle that domestic spending cuts should not pay for higher defense spending.  
February 11, 2014
“I am so pleased to be here. [Congressman] Keith Ellison was introduced as someone who was there in the heat, he was there in the rain, he was there today – a little warmer right now with the sun – but we’re going to be there.
February 7, 2014
“Because of this Republican-led House’s continued inability to govern responsibly, today the United States has once more hit its self-imposed debt ceiling.  
February 7, 2014
“The January jobs report released this morning, which shows that our economy added 142,000 private sector jobs last month and brought the unemployment rate down to its lowest since October 2008 at 6.6%, is a reminder that our economic recovery continues to move forward.
February 6, 2014
“It is very disappointing that Senate Republicans continue to block the restoration of emergency unemployment assistance for 1.7 million Americans who are seeking work in a tough job market. 
February 6, 2014
“Today’s announcement by the Commerce Department that 2013 was a record year for U.S. exports is a strong indicator that if Congress were to move forward with Make It In America legislation, the benefits to our economy and job creation would be tremendous. 
February 5, 2014
“The challenges facing our nation are great, but House Republicans’ legislative agenda this week does not rise to meet them. 
February 4, 2014
“Tonight, House Democrats had the privilege of sitting down with President Obama for a productive discussion of Democrats’ shared agenda for the year ahead. 
February 4, 2014
“The Budget and Economic Outlook report released this morning by the Congressional Budget Office makes it clear that, while our deficits have fallen significantly and our economy has grown since President Obama took office, Congress must work together to achieve deficit reduction while ensuring our economic gains are shared by the middle class.  
February 4, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today announced his participation in USA Network’s “Characters Unite” public service campaign to promote tolerance and acceptance, and combat social injustice. 
February 4, 2014
“I was pleased to join President Obama today at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, as he spoke about his Administration’s ConnectED public-private partnership to connect our nation’s classrooms to the internet and deploy the latest technologies to help our children acquire the skills that will set them on the path to future success
February 3, 2014
“For the eighth consecutive month our manufacturing sector continues to expand, in spite of the effects of the Republican-led government shutdown in October and the economic uncertainty caused by the looming deadline for our government to pay its bills and avoid default. 
January 31, 2014
“I join in celebrating Black History Month, which begins tomorrow.
January 30, 2014
“I am encouraged that House Republicans have put forward a set of principles for immigration reform and have now expressed a readiness to discuss how to fix our broken immigration system.  
January 30, 2014
“I have known my good friend Henry Waxman for almost fifty years.  He is one of the House’s most talented and committed legislators.
January 30, 2014
“Today’s news that the fourth quarter of 2013 saw economic growth at 3.2% ought to be greeted by cautious optimism
January 29, 2014
“Five years after the Democratic Congress and President Obama enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, we must continue to make women’s equality and access to opportunity a hallmark of the Democratic agenda – and I am proud of our work to make progress in this critical area.  
January 29, 2014
“This is not a perfect bill, and I am disappointed that it cuts food assistance that is critical for millions of Americans who are at risk of hunger.  
January 29, 2014
“I think what the President said [was] we want to work together. But if you don't work, I’m not going to be immobilized, I’m not going to forget that I’m elected by all the people to do things.
January 29, 2014
“I am glad that the President chose to hold his first public event after the State of the Union address in Maryland to highlight local businesses committed to hiring American workers and paying them fair wages. 
January 28, 2014
“Tonight, President Obama challenged Congress to join him in taking action on the most pressing challenges we face as a nation.