Press Releases

October 31, 2007
While it may be fitting for President Bush to trot out bogeymen on Halloween, his comments today are a clear sign that he is isolated and desperate in his attempt to block bipartisan legislation extending health insurance to 10 million low-income American children.
October 31, 2007
When TAA was established in 1962, it represented a commitment to ensure the viability of American workers adversely affected by international trade.
October 30, 2007
Today, rather than working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress who are determined to extend health insurance to 10 million low-income, working-class American children, the top two Republican leaders in the House of Representatives chose to stand with the one person who constitutes the biggest obstacle to providing that health coverage – President Bush.
October 30, 2007
Today, the House passed legislation extending the Internet tax moratorium for seven years, the longest extension since the moratorium began.
October 29, 2007
Tomorrow the House will bring the Senate version of H.R. 3678, the Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007, to the Floor under suspension of the rules.
October 24, 2007
Today’s CBO report estimating the Iraq war could cost a total of $1.9 trillion is another dramatic demonstration of this Administration’s gross incompetence in failing to adequately prepare for this war.
October 23, 2007
October 4, 2007
The report released today by the House Budget Committee and Chairman John Spratt provides concrete evidence that Democrats, in fact, are the party of fiscal discipline in Washington.
October 4, 2007
This important legislation – the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act – is yet another concrete example of how this Democratic House Majority is focused on common-sense, bipartisan solutions and working to address the priorities of the American people.
October 3, 2007
The President’s incomprehensible veto of this bipartisan, fiscally responsible legislation – which is supported by strong majorities in the House and Senate, 43 governors, industry groups and the American people – not only violates his own campaign promise in 2004, but also demonstrates a stunning lack of compassion for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
September 26, 2007
During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the numerous contributions Hispanic-Americans have made to our nation.
September 25, 2007
Mr. Speaker, today, the Members of this body must answer this fundamental question: Will you stand with millions of American children, who through no fault of their own have no health insurance coverage?
September 20, 2007
On yet another issue – this time the extension of the children’s health insurance program – it seems that President Bush is obstinately determined to defy the will of the American people and to veto carefully crafted, responsible legislation that is supported by bipartisan majorities of the House and Senate and the state’s governors.
September 19, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Rep. Tim Bishop (NY-01), Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-04), Rep. Chris Murphy (CT-05), and Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03) discussed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act on a conference call with reporters from college newspapers this afternoon.
September 19, 2007
“This very important legislation strikes a critical balance between the responsibilities of private insurers and the federal government in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack on our nation...