Press Releases

June 25, 2009
Democrats have taken action to restore fiscal responsibility in order to reverse years of reckless spending under the Bush Administration, and restoring PAYGO is a central part of that effort.
June 19, 2009
On June 19, 1865, almost three years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, those still enslaved in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free men and women.
June 19, 2009
I commend the three committees - the Chairmen, their Members and staff – for working together in an unprecedented way to put forward one draft that represents the next step in achieving health care reform for America.
June 17, 2009
I am pleased that we have introduced statutory PAYGO in the House, taking a major step toward restoring a policy that turned deficits to record surpluses.
June 17, 2009
Today, President Obama proposed a wide-ranging regulatory overhaul designed to prevent a recurrence of financial crisis.
June 17, 2009
Today, House Democrats introduced President Obama’s “Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009.”
June 16, 2009
This week, the House will consider the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill, which includes funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
June 15, 2009
Today, the President addressed a key organization representing those on the front lines of the health care system about the need for comprehensive reform that contains costs, guarantees choice for consumers and expands access to quality care.
June 12, 2009
This bill is important for the health of millions of Americans. By sending it to the President, we can give the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products; the health experts at the FDA will have the power to approve new tobacco products and regulate tobacco marketing, especially to minors, in the vital years when tobacco addiction can take hold or be prevented.
June 11, 2009
In an effort to obstruct the comprehensive health care reform that Americans want, Republicans have resorted to spreading false information about Democratic proposals to lower costs, preserve and expand patient choice, and assure access to quality, affordable care for all.
June 11, 2009
This afternoon, President Obama brought a strong case for health care reform to a town-hall meeting in Green Bay, Wisconsin—the same case that has resonated with so many Americans all across the country.
June 11, 2009
On June 10, 2009, President Obama submitted the
June 11, 2009
I am pleased that the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct has responded so quickly to the resolution passed by the House last week.
June 10, 2009
Tomorrow morning, the House will appoint Members to the conference committee on the supplemental.
June 10, 2009
I hope that we will pause tonight and honor the memory of Stephen Tyrone Johns of Temple Hills, Maryland, who died today defending the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum against an anti-Semitic gunman.
June 9, 2009
I am pleased that the House passed the CARS Act this afternoon with strong, bipartisan support.
June 9, 2009
Today’s announcement of proposed statutory PAYGO demonstrates Democrats’ continued commitment to bringing down the deficit.
June 9, 2009
Thank you for offering me the opportunity to speak on behalf of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.
June 9, 2009
I am pleased that Chairman Obey has put forward an aggressive draft schedule to bring all the FY10 appropriations bills to the House Floor for consideration before we leave for the August District Work Period.
June 5, 2009
Sixty five years ago tomorrow, American, British, Canadian, and Free French forces launched the amphibious invasion of Normandy and the campaign that would liberate Europe from Nazi domination.
June 5, 2009
May’s job losses were down dramatically, a sign that the economic recovery policy put in place by President Obama and the Democratic Congress appears to be starting to work.
June 3, 2009
Over the last five months, Congressional Democrats worked with President Obama to improve the lives of Americans and help our nation through this economic crisis.
June 2, 2009
The report released today by the Council of Economic Advisors underscores this key point: health care reform is an economic imperative that is essential to several aspects of our economic health and security.
May 27, 2009
Today marks the 100th day since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a sweeping economic package designed to turn our economy around—a process that is just beginning.