Press Releases

May 12, 2009
America faces many serious challenges, but the rising cost of health care represents one of the greatest threats to our economic growth and long-term fiscal stability.
May 11, 2009
Containing rising health care costs that are an increasing burden on families, businesses and the federal budget is one of the critical goals of enacting health care reform this year.
May 8, 2009
This week, Republican pollster Frank Luntz met with Members of the House Republican Conference to present a messaging strategy to oppose health care reform.
May 8, 2009
While today’s numbers offer a glimmer of hope that this recession is starting to slow down, there are still far too many Americans who are out of work and struggling to find employment.
May 7, 2009
The President made clear when he took office that his Administration would be focused on restoring responsibility to all parts of government, including the budget.
May 7, 2009
It is well-known by now that our economic crisis began as a foreclosure crisis. It began with homeowners across America signing up for mortgages they could not afford.
May 7, 2009
I commend Chairman Obey for completing work on the President’s supplemental request for 2009 quickly. I will bring the supplemental to the House Floor for a vote next week so that we can send a bill to the President for his signature as soon as possible.
May 6, 2009
With today’s passage of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, the House continues to take action on measures aimed at protecting consumers and preventing another economic crisis from occurring.
May 5, 2009
Stabilizing the housing market is critical to restoring our economy. This week, the House will consider two new bills that address the most egregious practices at the heart of the subprime lending meltdown – predatory lending and mortgage fraud.
May 5, 2009
This May, we recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, a celebration of the long, rich history of Jewish Americans and the numerous ways they have shaped and strengthened American society.
May 5, 2009
I offer my congratulations to Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher on her nomination as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.
May 4, 2009
The proposal announced today by President Obama is a needed step to reform tax laws that currently give a competitive advantage to businesses that invest overseas rather than in our own nation, and that allow the wealthiest to avoid paying their fair share.
May 1, 2009
Working with President Obama, the 111th Congress has made health care a top priority, already taking major action to expand coverage for uninsured children, invest in critical health care initiatives, and lay the groundwork for comprehensive health care reform.
May 1, 2009
This week, the House and Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution, setting key national priorities and approving an economic blueprint for job creation and recovery from recession.
April 30, 2009
Families are at a significant disadvantage when dealing with credit card companies, and are too often the victims of unfair and deceptive practices. The Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights puts an end to those practices.
April 29, 2009
Tonight, the President laid out the challenges facing our nation when he took office, and what has been done to start addressing them.
April 29, 2009
I am thrilled to welcome our two newest members– Congressmen Mike Quigley and Scott Murphy.
April 28, 2009
Today on Equal Pay Day, we recognize the damaging impact that pay discrimination has on every woman in every workplace in America.
April 28, 2009
In President Obama’s first 100 days, Congress has sent a wide range of measures to his desk and passed numerous others through the House.
April 28, 2009
President Obama and the 111th Congress took office facing some of the greatest challenges any President and Congress have faced in history - an economic recession, a banking crisis, a housing meltdown, and two wars.
April 24, 2009
I am honored to accept this award, as the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress continue our efforts to strengthen the United States’ bond with Israel.
April 24, 2009
Today, we recognize the genocide that took the lives of 1.5 million Armenian children, women, and men in their ancestral homeland.
April 24, 2009
While Congress continues discussions on how to reform America’s health care system, the American public and stakeholders have expressed strong support for enacting comprehensive health care reform this year.
April 23, 2009
Since its creation in 1994, the COPS program has seen great success across the country, allowing officers to spend more time on the streets fighting and preventing crime through time-saving technology, information-sharing systems, and improved communications equipment.
April 22, 2009
We may have three Committees with jurisdiction over health care in the House of Representatives, but we speak with one voice.