Press Releases

March 23, 2009
America’s health care system is in need of reform. Millions of Americans are living without health insurance, and millions more are underinsured or barely able to afford the coverage they have.
March 20, 2009
The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the President’s budget blueprint shows larger deficits than those upon which the President’s budget was based.
March 19, 2009
The Majority Leader's Office has created a video highlighting President Obama’s and Congressional Democrats’ commitment to a budget that shows real leadership and makes the tough, responsible choices necessary to address the challenges facing our nation while making critical investments in our future.
March 19, 2009
In a crisis that has repeatedly shaken Americans’ faith in the most powerful financial institutions, the sordid AIG bonuses stand out.
March 18, 2009
What has angered so many people about this recession is the perception that its causes are not simply material, but moral.
March 18, 2009
After eight years, Republicans’ irresponsible spending turned a record surplus into huge deficits and debt, and left our nation with record deficits for years to come.
March 17, 2009
When President George W. Bush took office, the Bush Administration and Republican Congress used the opportunity to pass massive tax cuts, which erased the surplus and created the largest deficits in history.
March 16, 2009
Today's announcement by the Obama Administration is a positive step to free up credit for small businesses.
March 12, 2009
When President Obama took the oath of office in January, he pledged to work with Congress to address the challenges facing our nation and make the tough decisions necessary to ensure that our economy is strong for years to come.
March 12, 2009
The need to fix health care is a conversation that is happening not just in Washington, but at the kitchen tables of families across this country.
March 11, 2009
Today, House Democratic Leaders announced new earmark reforms to help ensure that taxpayer money is being spent effectively on worthy projects benefitting local communities.
March 11, 2009
Earmarks are part of Congress’s power of the purse, which all Americans know as essential to the balance of powers between the branches of government.
March 10, 2009
Today, Chairman Miller and Senators Kennedy and Harkin introduced legislation to give hard-working Americans the tools they need to secure fair wages and treatment at their jobs.
March 10, 2009
Today I rise as a proud sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 37, legislation which will allow the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to hold the 68th Annual Greater Washington Soap Box Derby on the grounds of the United States Capitol on Saturday, June 20.
March 10, 2009
Fifty days ago, President Obama walked into the White House and inherited one of the worst economic crises this country has ever seen.
March 10, 2009
Today we had the opportunity to hear from leading economists about their thoughts on our nation’s economy.
March 9, 2009
Today is truly a day of renewed hope for millions of Americans afflicted with diseases for which embryonic stem cell research could hold the cure.
March 9, 2009
I am pleased to be here with the Speaker, Members of Congress and veterans participating in Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program.
March 6, 2009
For more than 127 years, the American Red Cross has been responding to natural disasters and assisting families in times of need.
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.