Press Releases

December 4, 2009
Today’s news that the unemployment rate fell in November is an encouraging sign.
December 2, 2009
The 111th Congress has confronted enormous national challenges and been incredibly productive during its first session.
December 1, 2009
President Obama inherited two major challenges from the Bush Administration: an economy in steep decline and involvement in two wars in which the objectives set forth at their outset had not been attained.
December 1, 2009
Democrats are working to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
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 28, 2009
I applaud Prime Minister Netanyahu's announcement of Israeli plans to suspend new settlement construction in the West Bank.
November 25, 2009
Tomorrow, we gather with our friends and families to give thanks for our blessings as citizens of this great nation.
November 19, 2009
Today, House Republicans held a meeting of the Republican Economic Solutions Group to discuss their “ideas to reinvigorate the economy and create jobs.”
November 17, 2009
Statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) is a primary focus of the Democratic Congress and a priority of President Obama’s.
November 17, 2009
House Democrats recognize the hardship facing millions of Americans during this recession, and have worked with President Obama to help create jobs and address the economic downturn.
November 13, 2009
President Obama announced that the White House will hold an economic forum in December to bring together CEOs, small business owners, economists, financial experts, and representatives from labor unions and nonprofit groups to discuss job creation and begin to build consensus on additional action to create jobs and help our economy continue to recover.
November 10, 2009
Today’s hearing held by Chairman Conrad and Ranking Member Gregg was an acknowledgement that the deficit is a serious concern for all Americans.
November 10, 2009
I am pleased that the Obama Administration is continuing to focus on the dire situation in Sudan.
November 10, 2009
Veterans Day is a day to honor all Americans who have answered the nation’s highest call of duty.
November 7, 2009
In 2003, the Republican Majority passed the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 authorizing a massive overhaul of the Medicare program – arguably the single most important legislative proposal considered in the 108th Congress and the largest change to Medicare in its history.
November 7, 2009
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed health care reform with several news outlets this morning.
November 6, 2009
an interactive "choose-your-own-adventure" style program to learn how H.R.3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, will affect you...
November 6, 2009
Today’s news that the unemployment rate has surpassed 10% is unacceptable.
November 6, 2009
Today, the President signed the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act into law, which extends unemployment benefits to those who have been jobless for a long period of time, provides tax incentives to prospective homebuyers, and includes tax cuts for struggling businesses.
November 5, 2009
The endorsements of the AARP and AMA – two of the most trusted groups representing our nation’s seniors and doctors – are truly significant.
November 5, 2009
I stood with Members of the Tri-Caucus last month to register our strong opposition to the Vitter-Bennett amendment.
November 4, 2009
I am pleased the Senate has passed legislation that is vital to Americans who have lost their jobs as a result of the deepest recession in over three-quarters of a century.