Press Releases

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.
June 25, 2009
Today, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides our military the resources it needs to keep Americans safe, reaffirms our support for our service members, and eliminates waste, fraud and abuse in the contracting process.
June 25, 2009
I want to thank Chairman Spratt for holding a hearing today to discuss reinstating statutory PAYGO.
June 25, 2009
Democrats have taken action to restore fiscal responsibility in order to reverse years of reckless spending under the Bush Administration, and restoring PAYGO is a central part of that effort.
June 19, 2009
On June 19, 1865, almost three years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, those still enslaved in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free men and women.
June 19, 2009
I commend the three committees - the Chairmen, their Members and staff – for working together in an unprecedented way to put forward one draft that represents the next step in achieving health care reform for America.
June 17, 2009
I am pleased that we have introduced statutory PAYGO in the House, taking a major step toward restoring a policy that turned deficits to record surpluses.
June 17, 2009
Today, President Obama proposed a wide-ranging regulatory overhaul designed to prevent a recurrence of financial crisis.
June 17, 2009
Today, House Democrats introduced President Obama’s “Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009.”
June 16, 2009
This week, the House will consider the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill, which includes funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
June 15, 2009
Today, the President addressed a key organization representing those on the front lines of the health care system about the need for comprehensive reform that contains costs, guarantees choice for consumers and expands access to quality care.
June 12, 2009
This bill is important for the health of millions of Americans. By sending it to the President, we can give the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products; the health experts at the FDA will have the power to approve new tobacco products and regulate tobacco marketing, especially to minors, in the vital years when tobacco addiction can take hold or be prevented.
June 11, 2009
In an effort to obstruct the comprehensive health care reform that Americans want, Republicans have resorted to spreading false information about Democratic proposals to lower costs, preserve and expand patient choice, and assure access to quality, affordable care for all.