Press Releases

February 11, 2010
The economic report released today shows how the Obama Administration remains focused on responding to the short-term economic crisis while also laying a foundation for sustainable, long-term growth.
February 9, 2010
Democrats are continuing to work to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
February 9, 2010
As a result of the inclement weather affecting Members’ ability to travel to Washington, DC this week, there will be no votes in the House for the remainder of the week.
February 9, 2010
Last week, President Obama announced plans for a new program to encourage small business lending, another important step in efforts to help businesses create jobs.
February 8, 2010
Due to the weather affecting the ability of Members to travel to Washington, DC, there will no votes in the House tomorrow.
February 5, 2010
I’m disappointed in Minority Leader Boehner’s response to a sincere attempt to establish a bipartisan mechanism to address the fiscal challenges facing our nation.
February 5, 2010
Today’s jobs report provides mixed news for our economic recovery.
February 5, 2010
Today, the Department of Labor released the unemployment report for January showing the unemployment rate improved slightly.
February 4, 2010
Today, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced details of the Obama Administration’s new National Export Initiative, a plan to promote job creation and America’s economic competitiveness by strengthening the export market for American goods.
February 3, 2010
Tomorrow, the House will vote to send statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) legislation to the President, a major step in Democratic efforts to strengthen fiscal responsibility.
February 2, 2010
This week, the House will consider legislation reestablishing statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO).
February 2, 2010
Democrats are taking action on multiple fronts to restore fiscal responsibility after inheriting huge deficits and an economic downturn.
February 2, 2010
President Obama has announced a proposal to support small business lending by transferring $30 billion from the Troubled Assets Relief Program to community banks that extend credit to local businesses.
February 1, 2010
This month, America observes Black History Month to honor the contributions of the African-Americans whose work has shaped our nation in every area of endeavor.
February 1, 2010
I look forward to reviewing President Obama’s budget in detail in the days to come, but I am happy to see that it combines job-creating incentives with a serious commitment to reducing our deficit.
January 29, 2010
Today’s announcement that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew from -6.4% in the first quarter to 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009 is another indication that our economy continues to show positive signs of recovery.
January 29, 2010
Today’s economic news is encouraging. America’s economy grew by 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009—the highest rate of growth in six years.
January 29, 2010
The Commerce Department reported that the economy (GDP) grew 5.7% in the last quarter of 2009, the fastest rate of growth since 2003.
January 29, 2010
According to a CNN poll released today, a majority of Americans are in favor of the following investments made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
January 28, 2010
I applaud the Senate for taking action on a key piece of our agenda to restore fiscal balance and bring down our nation’s deficit.
January 28, 2010
I am pleased to hear that Chrysler has decided that it will not challenge the binding arbitration process for terminated dealers.
January 27, 2010
Tonight, President Obama spoke about the reality of these hard times, as well as the determination and optimism that have helped America overcome hardship in the past--the same qualities that are essential to our recovery today.
January 27, 2010
Republican claims on fiscal discipline go against their record of not paying for things and increasing spending, as well as implementing economic policies that helped create the deepest recession in generations.
January 26, 2010
Below are a few examples of how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working to save and create jobs for Americans across the country.
January 26, 2010
In October 2008, Democrats worked with the Bush Administration in a good faith effort to pass legislation to prevent the economy from collapsing into a depression.