Press Releases

April 30, 2010
Democrats have been fighting against the deepest recession in 80 years to create jobs and help middle-class Americans.
April 29, 2010
Today, bipartisan leaders in both the House and Senate unveiled the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act.
April 29, 2010
All people deserve the right to determine their own future through democratic means.
April 29, 2010
As Democrats continue to fight for the middle class and create jobs, the COMPETES Act is a key part of that effort.
April 29, 2010
The DISCLOSE Act is critical to restore transparency and accountability to campaigns after the Supreme Court’s decision opened the floodgates for corporate money to drown out the voices of individual Americans.
April 28, 2010
Today the House took another step to increase fiscal responsibility by passing legislation to reduce wasteful government spending and save taxpayer money.
April 27, 2010
ICYMI, wanted to make sure you saw today’s story in USA Today about how throughout America, the economy is creating jobs and showing other positive signs of recovery.
April 27, 2010
For a second day, Senate Republicans have once again chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street over the interests of families on Main Street.
April 26, 2010
I am extremely disappointed that Republicans have once again blocked progress for middle-class Americans.
April 23, 2010
The Commerce Department reported that sales of new homes surged 27 percent in March, soaring past economists’ expectations as government incentives boosted sales.
April 22, 2010
This Democratic Congress has consistently made fiscal responsibility a top priority, by restoring statutory PAYGO and working with the President on a bipartisan fiscal commission to reduce the deficit.
April 22, 2010
For 40 years, Earth Day has challenged Americans to exercise responsible stewardship over the natural environment.
April 22, 2010
Since taking office, Democrats have fought for the middle class and working families as we have worked to turn the economy around from the deep recession and financial crisis left behind by the Bush Administration.
April 21, 2010
Majority Leader Hoyer, through both his words and actions, has always made it clear that the bipartisan Ethics Committee should take all appropriate action regarding the allegations against former-Rep. Massa.
April 20, 2010
Today Vice President Biden gave a speech at the Brookings Institution where he reminded everyone that the choices that are made can have a long effect on our economy down the road.
April 20, 2010
Today we honor the life of Dorothy I. Height, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in American history.
April 20, 2010
Each year on Equal Pay Day, we recognize the work that has been done and the work that remains to end the unfair pay discrimination that women face in America’s workplace.
April 19, 2010
Fifteen years ago today, 168 Americans were killed in an act of domestic terrorism.
April 16, 2010
The Commerce Department reported that retail sales increased 1.6 percent in March, which was stronger than the 1.2 percent increase economists predicted.
April 15, 2010
I intend to bring the DC Voting Rights Act to the House Floor for a vote next week.
April 15, 2010
A temporary extension of unemployment and health benefits is vital to help the many families who are still struggling as the economy starts to recover from the recession.
April 15, 2010
ICYMI, wanted to make sure you saw today’s editorial in USA Today about how the economy is showing broad signs of recovery.
April 15, 2010
Starting immediately and throughout the coming year, our families, small businesses, seniors, and young Americans will begin to feel the real and positive impact of reform.
April 15, 2010
Today, the conservative group Citizens Against Government Waste reported on the earmark reforms undertaken by Congress since the Democrats won the majority in 2006.
April 15, 2010
It is with great sadness that I mark the passing of a civil rights icon, Benjamin L. Hooks.