Press Releases

July 30, 2009
This bill gives the Food and Drug Administration the authority and resources it needs to ensure that all Americans can be confident that the food they are putting on their family tables is free of contamination.
July 29, 2009
Congress is closer than ever before in history to passing comprehensive health insurance reform.
July 28, 2009
The rising cost of health care is one of the biggest drags on our economy, and small businesses and middle-class families are struggling to keep their heads above water.
July 23, 2009
For far too many decades, we have labored under a health care system that is unworthy of our great country.
July 23, 2009
Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage comes as much-needed relief for families and our economy.
July 22, 2009
Tonight, President Obama demonstrated that health care reform is urgent on multiple fronts.
July 22, 2009
Republicans Say They Want Fiscal Discipline. Will They Vote For PAYGO?
July 21, 2009
Republican strategy on health care is clear.
July 21, 2009
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
July 20, 2009
Forty years ago today, American astronauts walked on the surface of the moon.
July 20, 2009
On June 14, President Obama transmitted legislation to Congress establishing a statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirement, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced the legislation as H.R. 2920.
July 18, 2009
In keeping with our commitment to creating policy in a fiscally responsible manner, Congressional Democrats pledged that health care reform would be fully paid for and would not contribute to the federal deficit.
July 15, 2009
Next week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) requirements that helped turn deficits into surpluses during the Clinton Administration.
July 14, 2009
Even before passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Obama cautioned Americans that economic recovery would take time.
July 14, 2009
From President Obama to every Democrat in Congress, we are committed to reforming health care.
July 13, 2009
Reforming health care is an economic imperative, a budget imperative, and a moral imperative.
July 10, 2009
Democratic Members of the 111th Congress have conducted a total of 557 health care reform activities around the country over the past few months.
July 10, 2009
House Republicans on Friday declared the nation's economic stimulus efforts a
July 8, 2009
Reforming America’s health care system has been a long-standing priority for the Democrats in Congress.
July 7, 2009
As Americans continue to struggle under this recession, reducing health care costs is more important than ever.
July 2, 2009
Today, Americans recognize the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, a truly historic piece of legislation that remains as profoundly important today as it was in 1964.
July 2, 2009
Today’s unemployment figures represent the struggles of millions of American families who are working to make ends meet through this historic recession.
June 26, 2009
Last night, the Senate confirmed my good friend Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher as the new Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
June 25, 2009
I want to thank Chairman Skelton and the Armed Services Committee for their hard work on this bill, and I urge my colleagues to support it.