Press Releases

December 7, 2007
Today’s jobs report is just another indication that our economy, under President Bush, continues to muddle along, while millions of Americans are afflicted with economic insecurity and grappling with rising health care costs, gas prices and college costs and stagnating household income.
December 6, 2007
I am pleased to learn of Secretary Paulson’s plan to aid borrowers at risk for foreclosure as the result of interest rate resets scheduled to impact nearly two million homeowners.
December 4, 2007
The President, once again, reiterated his demand for a blank check for the war in Iraq – a blank check that the American people and Democrats in Congress oppose.
December 1, 2007
I would like to commend the efforts of Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Dingell, Senators Inouye and Stevens, and the other Members of Congress who have spent countless hours in the critical effort to aggressively increase CAFE standards without jeopardizing American jobs.
November 30, 2007
After consultations today, Democratic leaders in Congress have decided to send bipartisan legislation that would ensure that 10 million low-income American children receive the health insurance coverage that they need and deserve to the White House.
November 30, 2007
November 30, 2007
Each year on World AIDS Day we have an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as how much is left to be done.
November 29, 2007
We are all saddened today by the loss of Congressman Henry Hyde.
November 26, 2007
The State of Indiana and our nation will long be indebted to Congresswoman Carson, a devoted and trail-blazing public official who served in county, state and federal office for more than 35 years.
November 21, 2007
On this Thanksgiving Day, Americans from coast to coast will give their thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us as citizens of this great nation -- including our hard-won rights and liberties, and the opportunities and equality that we enjoy.
November 15, 2007
The Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act is another step in Congress’ efforts to respond to the mortgage crisis facing our nation.
November 13, 2007
The President's veto of this critical legislation that addresses domestic priorities such as health care, education, and medical research is the clearest possible demonstration of his misguided priorities and hollow rhetoric on fiscal responsibility.
November 7, 2007
This Peru Free Trade Agreement is an historic accomplishment in trade policy and in our relationship with a strong ally in a region that is vital to our economic and national security.
November 6, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, David Obey – who also chairs the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education – for his hard work and vision in putting this appropriations conference report together.