Press Releases

January 15, 2008
Democrats will continue our fight to move America in a new direction in 2008.
January 10, 2008
On January 10, 2007, President Bush announced that he would send an additional 20,000 U.S. troops to Iraq to secure the country in order to pave the way for political progress.
January 7, 2008
President Bush stood before the American people today and said that there are ‘mixed signals’ about the state of the U.S. economy.
January 4, 2008
The anemic job growth in today’s Labor Department report for December is just further evidence that the Bush Administration’s economic program is failing the American people.
January 2, 2008
I am deeply saddened to learn today of Chairman Lantos’ illness. He has been a wise and thoughtful leader in Congress since he was first elected in 1980, and his unwaivering commitment to democracy and basic human rights will be greatly missed.
December 20, 2007
Virtually everyone who closely and objectively observes Congress agrees that Democrats have had a very productive year, instigated substantial progress on key priorities, and begun to move our nation in a new direction.
December 19, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I believe that every single member of this body – on both sides of the aisle – agrees that we must protect middle-income Americans from the alternative minimum tax, the parallel tax system enacted in 1969 to ensure that wealthy Americans pay their fair share.
December 19, 2007
So far this year, a record 25 million toys have been recalled for hazards ranging from dangerously small magnets, to excessive levels of toxic lead, to other choking dangers.
December 18, 2007
December 18, 2007
Today the House is considering one of the most important human rights measures we have dealt with all year --- a bill related to the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian disaster, the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
December 12, 2007
It is unfortunate, and indeed shameful, that President Bush has once again vetoed fiscally responsible, bipartisan legislation that would provide health insurance coverage to 10 million low-income American children.
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.