Press Releases

August 7, 2009
Today’s numbers are a sign that the Recovery Act is beginning to take hold and have a real effect across the nation.
August 6, 2009
I want to offer my congratulations to Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her confirmation.
August 3, 2009
Today marks the beginning of a new, richly-deserved opportunity for our service members and veterans.
July 31, 2009
The action by the Energy and Commerce Committee to approve legislation that gives Americans the peace of mind of affordable quality health care they can count on is truly historic.
July 31, 2009
History shows that the chance to reform the American health care system is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. So reform is absolutely worth the time it takes to get it right.
July 31, 2009
Today’s news on America’s gross domestic product includes some promising signs for our economic recovery.
July 30, 2009
On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, providing a lifeline to millions of elderly Americans and low-income families who would otherwise not have been able to afford health care
July 30, 2009
This bill gives the Food and Drug Administration the authority and resources it needs to ensure that all Americans can be confident that the food they are putting on their family tables is free of contamination.
July 29, 2009
Congress is closer than ever before in history to passing comprehensive health insurance reform.
July 28, 2009
The rising cost of health care is one of the biggest drags on our economy, and small businesses and middle-class families are struggling to keep their heads above water.
July 23, 2009
For far too many decades, we have labored under a health care system that is unworthy of our great country.
July 23, 2009
Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage comes as much-needed relief for families and our economy.
July 22, 2009
Tonight, President Obama demonstrated that health care reform is urgent on multiple fronts.
July 22, 2009
Republicans Say They Want Fiscal Discipline. Will They Vote For PAYGO?
July 21, 2009
Republican strategy on health care is clear.
July 21, 2009
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
July 20, 2009
Forty years ago today, American astronauts walked on the surface of the moon.
July 20, 2009
On June 14, President Obama transmitted legislation to Congress establishing a statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirement, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced the legislation as H.R. 2920.
July 18, 2009
In keeping with our commitment to creating policy in a fiscally responsible manner, Congressional Democrats pledged that health care reform would be fully paid for and would not contribute to the federal deficit.
July 15, 2009
Next week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirements that helped turn deficits into surpluses during the Clinton Administration.
July 14, 2009
Even before passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Obama cautioned Americans that economic recovery would take time.
July 14, 2009
From President Obama to every Democrat in Congress, we are committed to reforming health care.
July 13, 2009
Reforming health care is an economic imperative, a budget imperative, and a moral imperative.