Press Releases

January 10, 2014
“Today’s report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the private sector continues to create jobs, even while Congress makes little progress toward investing in economic growth and competitiveness.
January 8, 2014
“Senator [Harry] Reid has said they want to do a 90-day extension while we talk about what can be done on a longer term [basis]. 
January 8, 2014
“For seventeen years, Mike McIntyre has served the people of North Carolina’s Seventh District with distinction, giving them the full measure of his energy and intellect.
January 8, 2014
“When Carolyn McCarthy came to Congress in 1997, she arrived with a fierce determination to make our communities safer from gun violence and expand opportunities in education, health care, and job creation.
January 7, 2014
“For the 1.4 million Americans who have lost emergency unemployment insurance and the thousands more who stand to lose them each week Congress fails to act, today’s Senate vote is a reminder that Democrats are still working hard on their behalf and will not give up until their benefits are restored.  
January 6, 2014
I join in congratulating Janet Yellen on her confirmation as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve.
January 2, 2014
“Our manufacturing sector continues to grow in spite of a lack of serious action by Congress to provide certainty and invest in competitiveness, and today’s report by the Institute for Supply Management ought to be taken as a call to action. 
January 1, 2014
“Today, millions of Americans are beginning the new year with the security that comes from having access to quality, affordable health care.
December 24, 2013
"I am deeply concerned by the recent violence in South Sudan.
December 23, 2013
This is a modest but important step by the President that recognizes that our civilian and uniformed personnel who serve the American people deserve a cost-of-living adjustment.
December 19, 2013
"The Affordable Care Act is providing Americans greater access to quality, affordable health care and important patient protections.
December 17, 2013
“It has been a privilege to serve alongside Frank Wolf for over thirty years. 
December 17, 2013
"I am saddened that my good friend Rep. Jim Matheson has decided not to run for reelection next year. Jim has brought to the House of Representatives the kind of thoughtful, responsible leadership that this country needs to see more often.
December 16, 2013
“Thanks to new standards established under the Affordable Care Act, Americans are receiving better value from their premium dollars, and insurance companies who fail to meet these new standards must send consumers a rebate.
December 13, 2013
Tomorrow we mark the one-year anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which took 26 innocent lives, including the lives of 20 young children.  
December 12, 2013
“The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House this evening is an important piece of legislation that supports our troops and all those who work to defend and keep our nation secure, and I was proud to support it.
December 11, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28. 
December 10, 2013
“I congratulate my friend Rep. Mel Watt on his confirmation as the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Authority. 
December 10, 2013
But the fact of the matter is, Chris Van Hollen is Ranking Member of the Budget Committee on our side - he has not been in any of these negotiations, nor have any of the other [members of the budget conference]. 
December 6, 2013
For the forty-fifth consecutive month, our economy has added private sector jobs, continuing our recovery and helping to put more Americans back to work.  While I am encouraged that our unemployment rate has dropped to 7.0% and that 203,000 jobs – including 196,000 private sector jobs – were added in November, we are not adding jobs at a pace fast enough to provide economic security to every family.
December 5, 2013
"Throughout his life, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela met the purveyors of injustice, intolerance, and racism with an unyielding determination to forge a better and fairer future for his beloved nation.  
December 5, 2013
“First of all, let me say, we don't know what the budget parameters and any agreement are going to be. We have heard rumors. You have written about them. We don't know their substance. 
December 5, 2013
“I want to thank Rep. John Conyers, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Mel Watt, Ranking Member of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee, for offering their substitute amendment to the Innovation Act today.