Press Releases

August 4, 2010
Next week, the House will return to session to vote to keep teachers on the job and provide assistance to states for Medicaid recipients.
July 30, 2010
Today marks the 45th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid—two essential programs that have brought better health, security, and peace of mind to generations of seniors and families in need.
July 30, 2010
Today we learned that the U.S. economy grew by 2.4% between the months of April and June—meaning that our economy has consistently grown every quarter for a year.
July 30, 2010
Today the House passed two important bills to hold oil companies accountable in the wake of the devastating Gulf Coast oil spill.
July 30, 2010
This evening, the House took an important vote on a bill to spur the creation of American jobs.
July 28, 2010
I applaud the House for passing the Fair Sentencing Act by voice vote, making our federal drug sentencing policies fairer and more rational.
July 27, 2010
I'm disappointed that Republicans once again put corporate interests ahead of the American people's interest, and blocked consideration of the DISCLOSE Act.
July 27, 2010
I am pleased that my colleagues supported the Fiscal Year 2010 emergency supplemental, sending it to President Obama for his signature.
July 23, 2010
America has faced its share of trying times—times when not just our economy, but our nation, seemed in decline.
July 23, 2010
While it is encouraging that the deficit for this year is smaller than originally projected, it remains far too high.
July 22, 2010
Today, President Obama signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, an important fiscal responsibility measure. This law will save billions of dollars that are currently lost to waste, fraud, and abuse by identifying improper payments made by the Federal government and working to recover the funds...
July 22, 2010
Today the House took action to extend unemployment insurance for nearly 2.5 million Americans after weeks of Republican obstruction made it harder for millions of Americans to pay their bills and put food on the table...
July 21, 2010
Manufacturing is crucial to America's economic strength, and Democrats are committed to rebuilding it as part of America's economic recovery.
July 21, 2010
Today the President signed into law Wall Street reform, building on Democrats' efforts to promote a strong economy and continue job creation.
July 20, 2010
I am extremely disappointed that Senate Republicans continue to stand against middle class families who lost jobs through no fault of their own, even as they fight for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
July 15, 2010
Today's passage of Wall Street reform is another step Democrats are taking to strengthen our economy, create jobs, and give consumers more control.
July 14, 2010
Hoyer has hired James Leuschen as Senior Policy Advisor, replacing Ed Lorenzen, who will be joining the Peter G. Peterson Foundation as a Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO. In addition, Hoyer also announced the promotion of Shuwanza Goff to Floor Aide.
July 14, 2010
Today's report from the White House Council of Economic Advisors is further evidence that the Recovery Act is working to create jobs.
July 14, 2010
Today's announcement by the Obama Administration means that, next year, as many as 41 million Americans will be able to access recommended preventive services through their health insurance plans, without being charged a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance.
July 13, 2010
Beginning today, all House Democratic staff will have access to regular updates on what's happening on the House Floor through the
July 2, 2010
Today's release of employment numbers from June brings mixed news. On one hand, it's encouraging that the private sector, whose job creation is essential to our recovery, added 83,000 jobs last month.
July 1, 2010
Americans will see two important changes starting today to give them greater control over their health care and enhance their insurance options.
July 1, 2010
Today, the House voted to restore and extend unemployment insurance for more than 1 million Americans facing long-term joblessness.
July 1, 2010
Tonight the House passed a budget that cuts spending and reaffirms Democrats' strong commitment to fiscal responsibility, while also making clear that our top priority remains job creation.
June 30, 2010
Today's Long-Term Budget Outlook from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirms that our budget is on a dangerously unsustainable course.