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March 22, 2010
In 1780, when our nation was struggling to be born, and John Adams was far from home, he wrote this in a letter to his wife: I must study politics and war, so that my sons have the liberty to study commerce, so that their sons have the right to study literature, and art, and music.
March 20, 2010
Today we mark with sadness the death of Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior, father of Senator Tom Udall and uncle of Senator Mark Udall.
March 10, 2010
Entering its 23rd decade, the U.S. Census is the longest-running national census in the world.
March 3, 2010
Every ten years, as long as we have been a nation under the Constitution, the United States has taken a Census of everyone who lives here.
February 26, 2010
Last night, a single Republican Senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, blocked the extension of the benefits that are keeping Americans’ heads above water in the greatest economic crisis since the Depression.
February 9, 2010
As a result of the inclement weather affecting Members’ ability to travel to Washington, DC this week, there will be no votes in the House for the remainder of the week.
February 8, 2010
Due to the weather affecting the ability of Members to travel to Washington, DC, there will no votes in the House tomorrow.
February 1, 2010
This month, America observes Black History Month to honor the contributions of the African-Americans whose work has shaped our nation in every area of endeavor.
January 27, 2010
Tonight, President Obama spoke about the reality of these hard times, as well as the determination and optimism that have helped America overcome hardship in the past--the same qualities that are essential to our recovery today.
January 13, 2010
America’s thoughts are with the people of Haiti as they struggle to recover from yesterday’s devastating earthquake.
January 11, 2010
I join the Congressional community in expressing my sadness for the unexpected loss of Paula Nowakowski, Chief of Staff to Republican Leader John Boehner.
December 2, 2009
The 111th Congress has confronted enormous national challenges and been incredibly productive during its first session.
November 30, 2009
Tomorrow we commemorate World AIDS Day – a day to remember those living with HIV/AIDS and those we have lost to this horrific disease.
November 25, 2009
Tomorrow, we gather with our friends and families to give thanks for our blessings as citizens of this great nation.
November 5, 2009
I stood with Members of the Tri-Caucus last month to register our strong opposition to the Vitter-Bennett amendment.
October 27, 2009
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 27, 2009
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 9, 2009
It is a great honor to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and I want to extend my congratulations to President Obama.
October 5, 2009
This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We honor the contributions of the 54 million Americans with disabilities, and we pledge ourselves to removing all of the roadblocks to their full and equal participation in the workplace.
September 21, 2009
After passing major legislation this year dealing with such critical challenges as economic recovery and making college more affordable, House Members will continue to work on important issues in Committee, on the Floor, and in their districts this Fall.
August 26, 2009
America was founded on a promise of equality – a promise that we now understand applies not only to all men, but to all women.
August 26, 2009
Today, America mourns the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was one of the most dynamic and influential legislators in our Nation's history, and his legacy will live on in the work of the colleagues he inspired, and in the lives of the millions of Americans for whom his passion for social justice made a difference.