Press Releases

April 9, 2009
Today, the Obama Administration sent a Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental funding request to Congress.
April 6, 2009
Secretary Gates has worked hard to find cost savings in our defense budget.
April 3, 2009
Today’s unemployment report for March delivers more bad news to millions of Americans struggling in this severe economic crisis.
April 3, 2009
Over the past several months, President Obama and the Democratic Congress have been working together to address the serious challenges facing our nation.
April 2, 2009
We Democrats have been completely focused on the economic crisis. That work has encompassed legislation to help families provide health care for their children, to help women fight for fair pay in the workplace, and—most importantly—to create jobs.
April 2, 2009
I applaud the House’s passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, legislation that is important for the health of millions of Americans.
April 1, 2009
Just a reminder that there is a Budget Clearinghouse on the Majority Leader’s website that is regularly updated with information on the House Democratic budget being considered on the Floor this week.
April 1, 2009
Today, the House will begin consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010.
March 31, 2009
We have already seen real results from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including jobs saved and created across the country.
March 31, 2009
Tomorrow, the House will take up H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
March 31, 2009
Today, the House passed the Senator Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which will create outlets for service so people of all ages can contribute to our nation’s recovery.
March 31, 2009
This morning, Chairmen Waxman and Markey unveiled a discussion draft that is a starting point for the House’s work on comprehensive energy legislation.
March 30, 2009
The plan announced by President Obama today is an honest and responsible effort to provide for a strong auto industry while also protecting taxpayers’ money.
March 27, 2009
I applaud the Obama Administration for taking its time to develop a comprehensive strategy for the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
March 27, 2009
Spending on health care represents the fastest growing area of the American economy and our federal budget.
March 27, 2009
While Republicans expended a great deal of effort to make their budget document look just like President Obama’s, it was missing something rather important: Numbers…or any substance at all.
March 26, 2009
The Democratic budget resolution, passed out of committee yesterday, reaffirms President Obama’s and the Democratic Congress’ commitment to a long-term plan to restore fiscal responsibility and advance the priorities of the American people.
March 26, 2009
Today’s announcement by Secretary Geithner was a positive one, showing President Obama’s commitment to the regulatory reform necessary to strengthen our economy.
March 25, 2009
Today, the House Budget Committee is marking up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 25, 2009
As the House Budget Committee takes up the Chairman’s Mark today, please click here for a document outlining budget reconciliation, an optional procedure to align spending and revenues with budget provisions.
March 25, 2009
The budget resolution before the House Budget Committee today is a solid plan to build on Democratic efforts to restore our nation’s economy.
March 24, 2009
Tonight, President Obama made a strong case for his budget priorities and his Administration’s plan to confront this recession.
March 24, 2009
Tomorrow, the House Budget Committee will mark up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 24, 2009
After passing major legislation through Congress already this year, our Committees are continuing work on critical legislation that will be considered later this spring and summer.