Press Releases

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.
November 2, 2007
On Tuesday, the House will vote to override the President’s veto of WRDA.
November 1, 2007
One year ago, the American people looked at Congress, and here’s what they saw: They saw a rubber-stamp for the Bush Administration.
October 31, 2007
This week, Democrats will move forward a package of bills that invest in the nation’s top priorities.
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.