Press Releases

January 8, 2010
Today’s job numbers are a disappointment—for Congress and, more importantly, for the millions of American families who continue to struggle with an unemployment rate of 10%.
January 7, 2010
The President was right to act quickly and decisively to determine the shortfalls that allowed an attempted terrorist attack on Flight 253.
December 24, 2009
I commend Majority Leader Reid and all the Senators who worked so hard to ensure approval of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this morning.
December 19, 2009
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued the following joint statement today on news that the Senate will move forward with historic health insurance reform legislation:
December 18, 2009
The agreement President Obama announced this evening - including transparency measures, a mitigation target of two degree Celsius and a financing mechanism - is an important step forward that lays a key marker both in the global fight against climate change and in U.S. participation in such efforts.
December 18, 2009
The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that the housing market rebounded in November, with new construction increasing across the country.
December 16, 2009
The House has completed all of its scheduled legislative business for the week, and no more votes are expected in the House this year.
December 16, 2009
Today, the House responded to the urgent needs of the millions of Americans who are still out of work this winter.
December 16, 2009
Today, the House voted for a short-term increase of America’s debt limit—a necessary action that allows our nation to continue paying its bills.
December 15, 2009
In the first session of the 111th Congress, Democrats worked on issues of importance to Americans, sending major legislation to the President’s desk and passing numerous others through the House.
December 11, 2009
In a speech on Tuesday, President Obama outlined some of the steps he believes should be taken to accelerate job growth in areas that will generate the greatest number of jobs while generating the greatest value for our economy, including: “tax cuts for small businesses, incentives to hire new workers … a fresh round of infrastructure spending” and a new proposal to provide rebates for consumers who weatherize their homes.
December 11, 2009
Millions of Americans have felt the effects of the near-meltdown that jeopardized our economy last fall.
December 10, 2009
The Fiscal Year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act combines appropriations bills for Transportation and HUD; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs—a total of $446.8 billion in discretionary budget authority.
December 10, 2009
Last Fall, as we faced the near-collapse of our economy, Republicans joined Democrats in calling for needed reforms to prevent such a catastrophe from occurring again.
December 10, 2009
I am pleased that as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the House approved investing $10 million in the Full-Service Community Schools program.
December 9, 2009
Today's meeting is further evidence how focused President Obama and Congress are on taking more action to keep creating jobs.
December 9, 2009
Today, the House will begin consideration of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
December 8, 2009
It is imperative for both auto dealers and auto companies to have a transparent process that gives dealers a chance to make their case for remaining open, while respecting the companies’ need to return to profitability.
December 8, 2009
In October 2008, Democrats worked with the Bush Administration to pass the Troubled Asset Relief Program in order to prevent another Great Depression.
December 7, 2009
As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to map out a strategy for a cleaner, more energy-efficient future, there has never been greater momentum for change – or a stronger case for why it is so imperative.
December 7, 2009
This week, the House will consider the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, legislation to protect American consumers and prevent the irresponsible behaviors and practices that contributed to the financial crisis last Fall.
December 4, 2009
Today, the Department of Labor released the unemployment report for November, which shows that job losses are continuing to decrease.
December 4, 2009
Today’s news that the unemployment rate fell in November is an encouraging sign.
December 2, 2009
The 111th Congress has confronted enormous national challenges and been incredibly productive during its first session.