Press Releases

January 15, 2009
As our nation continues to struggle with this recession, it is important that President-elect Obama have all the tools he needs to address the ongoing financial crisis in a swift, effective manner as soon as he takes office
January 15, 2009
Last fall, at the urging of President Bush, Treasury Secretary Paulson, and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke, Congress took extraordinary action to stabilize America’s financial markets and limit the scope of an economic crisis.
January 14, 2009
President Bush pursued reckless fiscal policies for years, setting the stage for massive deficits and economic decline.
January 13, 2009
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a successful, popular, bipartisan program that provides private health care coverage for millions of children who would otherwise go without care.
January 12, 2009
The American public has been rightfully concerned about the effectiveness of the first $350 billion used by the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
January 9, 2009
Today’s dismal news that the economy lost 524,000 jobs last month makes it absolutely clear: the economic policies of President Bush have been a complete failure.
January 9, 2009
Within my lifetime, the ideal of ‘equal pay for equal work’ was a radical one.
January 8, 2009
Today, the Electoral College formalized the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.
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.