Press Releases

March 6, 2009
Today’s unemployment report for February contains more bad news for American workers.
March 5, 2009
I applaud the House’s passage of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act.
March 5, 2009
I applaud the Obama Administration for ending the IRS private debt collection program, which a new study shows provided no government savings, and in fact cost the government more.
March 5, 2009
Today, I joined President Obama and national health care leaders for a constructive and broad-ranging discussion on health care reform.
March 5, 2009
Our nation’s health care system is an enormous burden on American families, businesses and economy.
March 5, 2009
Last week, President Obama delivered to Congress a budget outline that shows real leadership and makes the tough, responsible choices necessary to address the challenges facing our nation.
March 4, 2009
A House vote on the D.C. House Voting Rights Act will be postponed to allow more time for discussion on outstanding matters.
March 4, 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is essential to our economic recovery. Yet, Republicans have repeatedly provided misleading information on its effects in an effort to undermine this important legislation.
March 3, 2009
I can think of no better person than John Berry to lead the Office of Personnel Management.
March 2, 2009
Due to inclement weather, there will be no votes in the House today. Debate on the suspension bills originally scheduled for today will proceed this afternoon.
March 2, 2009
Governor Sebelius is a knowledgeable and experienced executive who I believe is an exceptional choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
March 2, 2009
This month is Women’s History Month: We honor the generations of women who fought for a full and equal share in our Nation’s life, from the voting booth to the workplace.
February 27, 2009
Today President Obama gave an important speech describing – in his own words – ‘how the war in Iraq will end.’
February 27, 2009
In preparation for next week’s vote on the D.C. House Voting Rights Act, I met with the supporters and advocacy groups of this important legislation to ensure the strongest coordination of efforts in building support for House passage.
February 27, 2009
Yesterday, President Obama delivered to Congress a budget outline that lays the groundwork for our country’s economic recovery and future growth and stability.
February 26, 2009
With Senate passage of the DC House Voting Rights Act, a primary obstacle standing in the way of DC residents and their vote in the House has been removed.
February 26, 2009
Today, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2010, and Congress is ready to debate and examine it in detail.
February 26, 2009
Right now, the House is concluding general debate on H.R. 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.
February 26, 2009
Today, President Obama delivered to Congress a budget outline that lays the groundwork for our country’s future economic growth and stability.
February 25, 2009
Today, the House completed its work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills.
February 25, 2009
President Obama’s address last night to a Joint Session of Congress called for a “new era of responsibility,” and assured the country that even when faced with economic and fiscal crises, America has the resilience to emerge stronger than before.
February 24, 2009
When President Obama took office just over a month ago, he inherited President Bush’s record deficits, debt and an economy in shambles.
February 24, 2009
Clearance of the 60-vote threshold in the Senate is a major breakthrough that paves the way to passage and moves us closer to righting a 200-year old wrong that is contradictory to our American ideals at best, and at worst, a denial of democracy for 600,000 citizens living in the District of Columbia.
February 24, 2009
In announcing the promotion of Covey-Brandt, Hoyer said: “Throughout her six years in my office, Alexis has continually demonstrated her competence and capabilities across a range of responsibilities. Alexis is a tireless worker, and has earned this well-deserved promotion. She knows our Caucus very well, and will be a terrific asset for this office and Members as Floor Director.”
February 24, 2009
Tonight, President Obama inspired our nation to confront our economic crisis and turn adversity into opportunity.