Press Releases

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.
November 4, 2009
Today, Democrats kept up the fight to protect consumers who are struggling to recover from the deep recession.
November 3, 2009
With the completion of the Manager’s Amendment to the Affordable Health Care for America Act, we are now in the final stage of moving this critical bill through the House.
November 3, 2009
I rise to voice my objection to the unbalanced and inaccurate Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, otherwise known as the Goldstone Report.
November 3, 2009
More than four months after they said they would offer a comprehensive health care alternative – and only days before reform will be considered on the House Floor - the Republican Leadership has finally decided it will cobble together a few ideas.
October 30, 2009
Today's announcement shows the Recovery Act is working as intended to create jobs and bring an end to the severe recession.
October 30, 2009
A sign that the economy is recovering, the Commerce Department announced that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the 3rd quarter, the best quarter for growth in two years.
October 29, 2009
Today, the House passed the Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009, a measure to improve lending and access to credit for small businesses.
October 29, 2009
Since first introducing their draft proposal for health insurance reform four months ago, House Democrats have been working together in an unprecedented way to bring legislation to the House floor that will fix our broken system and ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care – and the stability and security that comes with it.
October 29, 2009
Today, Democrats are showing our commitment to our nation’s doctors and seniors by introducing legislation that permanently fixes the sustainable growth rate.
October 29, 2009
Today’s announcement that GDP grew by 3.5% in the last quarter is encouraging news, adding another sign that our economy is slowly recovering from the deepest recession in 75 years.
October 28, 2009
I am pleased that President Obama signed into law today the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2010 Fiscal Year, legislation that enhances our nation’s security and the well-being of those who serve it.
October 28, 2009
As Democrats move closer to a final bill on health care reform, more and more senior members of the Republicans Party are coming forward to urge House Republicans to support reform.
October 27, 2009
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 27, 2009
After months of work addressing critical issues like economic recovery and protecting American consumers, the House will meet beyond the targeted adjournment date as we continue to advance health insurance reform legislation and other matters.
October 27, 2009
Investments made today to develop and grow our clean energy economy will reap immediate benefits by creating jobs and advancing our recovery, as well as in the future by spurring long-term growth and providing the durable infrastructure to meet tomorrow’s energy demands.
October 27, 2009
In recent weeks, Republicans have charged that Democrats have not done anything to help small businesses access credit and create jobs.