Press Releases

October 2, 2009
One year ago, Congress took swift and deliberative action to rescue our financial sector from an impending collapse.
October 2, 2009
Today’s report on September job losses is disappointing news. Though economists largely agree that the recession that began in December 2007 has ended, that brings little comfort to Americans who are still out of work.
October 2, 2009
Today's report on unemployment from the Department of Labor is disappointing and while the numbers are better than they were a year ago, they are still far too high.
September 30, 2009
Building a new, clean energy economy that creates jobs, saves consumers, increases American competitiveness, and moves us closer toward energy independence is a key priority for this Congress.
September 28, 2009
September 25, 2009
On Thursday, Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers delivered a speech on the state of the economy, crediting “the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government for taking actions that…prevented the economy from going ‘over the edge as it did in the 1930s.’”
September 25, 2009
In June of this year, House Republicans said they would introduce a bill to reform America’s health care system.
September 25, 2009
Over the last six decades, the rising costs of health care and the increasing number of uninsured Americans have been discussed in every presidential campaign and by nearly every Administration and Congress – whether Democratic or Republican.
September 25, 2009
I am highly disturbed by news of a new, previously undeclared uranium enrichment facility in Iran.
September 23, 2009
Today, the Government Accountability Office, the federal government’s top watchdog, released a report on the progress made by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in fighting the recession across America.
September 23, 2009
In President Obama’s recent address to Congress, he said, “[This is] a plan that incorporates ideas from many of the people in this room tonight – Democrats and Republicans.”
September 22, 2009
Under the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the pace of job loss has declined dramatically in recent months. However, because the recession was so deep, it will take more time to completely reverse the more than 6.9 million jobs lost since the beginning of the recession in 2007.
September 21, 2009
After passing major legislation this year dealing with such critical challenges as economic recovery and making college more affordable, House Members will continue to work on important issues in Committee, on the Floor, and in their districts this Fall.
September 18, 2009
This evening, Jews around the world will begin their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
September 17, 2009
Today the House passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, legislation that accomplishes two key goals: expanding opportunities for higher education, and putting our country on sounder fiscal footing.
September 17, 2009
This afternoon, I was pleased to join President Obama as he made the case for health insurance reform to an audience of students in my congressional district, at the University of Maryland in College Park.
September 16, 2009
I am pleased that the Senate Finance Committee appears to be poised to begin marking up its proposal next week.
September 16, 2009
In remarks made after a speech marking the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday that the recession is “very likely over.”
September 15, 2009
After the President’s address to Congress and the Nation in which he called for an end to the “bickering” and “games” in the effort to reform health care, Republicans seem to be changing their tune to sing the praises of bipartisanship.
September 15, 2009
This afternoon the House will consider a resolution disapproving of the conduct by Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) during the joint session of Congress, September 9, 2009.
September 14, 2009
One year ago today, the collapse of Lehman Brothers precipitated a crisis that had not been seen since the days of the Great Depression.
September 12, 2009
I applaud the President for taking action to ensure that American workers and industry can compete fairly.
September 10, 2009
The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) quarterly report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act shows that the Recovery Act is working as intended to lift our country out of recession, by contributing to the growth of our economy and significantly decreasing unemployment.