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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.
August 18, 2009
"Novak was a Washington institution, the author of a syndicated column that ran for four and a half decades, a familiar presence on television, and one of the nation’s most prominent conservative voices...
August 11, 2009
The world mourns a great loss today with the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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 23, 2009
Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage comes as much-needed relief for families and our economy.
July 20, 2009
Forty years ago today, American astronauts walked on the surface of the moon.
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.
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 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 10, 2009
I hope that we will pause tonight and honor the memory of Stephen Tyrone Johns of Temple Hills, Maryland, who died today defending the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum against an anti-Semitic gunman.
June 9, 2009
Thank you for offering me the opportunity to speak on behalf of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.
June 5, 2009
Sixty five years ago tomorrow, American, British, Canadian, and Free French forces launched the amphibious invasion of Normandy and the campaign that would liberate Europe from Nazi domination.
May 22, 2009
This weekend, we honor every American who died in our Nation’s service, from the founding days of the Republic to today’s conflicts on the far side of the world.