Press Releases

April 23, 2009
Since its creation in 1994, the COPS program has seen great success across the country, allowing officers to spend more time on the streets fighting and preventing crime through time-saving technology, information-sharing systems, and improved communications equipment.
April 22, 2009
We may have three Committees with jurisdiction over health care in the House of Representatives, but we speak with one voice.
April 22, 2009
As we continue to help Americans struggling in this recession, the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights is a critical part of those efforts.
April 22, 2009
In the coming weeks, President Obama and Congress will continue to build on our work of the last several months to address the economic crisis by creating jobs, making health care more affordable, and transitioning to a clean energy economy.
April 21, 2009
Tomorrow marks the 39th Earth Day, a day to reflect on the progress we’ve made for the health of our planet and build awareness and support for all that remains to be done.
April 21, 2009
By signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law today, President Obama is opening up service opportunities to Americans across this nation.
April 16, 2009
In announcing the promotions of Burnes and Eisenberg, Hoyer said: “Austin and Michael are both valued members of my staff and I am confident that, in their new roles, they will continue to make valuable contributions to my office and the Democratic Caucus.”
April 15, 2009
The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress have moved swiftly this year to provide tax relief to millions of families struggling to make ends meet during this recession.
April 14, 2009
This morning, President Obama explained the recklessness that led us into this recession, as well as the essential steps it will take to get us out.
April 9, 2009
Today, the Obama Administration sent a Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental funding request to Congress.
April 6, 2009
Secretary Gates has worked hard to find cost savings in our defense budget.
April 3, 2009
Today’s unemployment report for March delivers more bad news to millions of Americans struggling in this severe economic crisis.
April 3, 2009
Over the past several months, President Obama and the Democratic Congress have been working together to address the serious challenges facing our nation.
April 2, 2009
We Democrats have been completely focused on the economic crisis. That work has encompassed legislation to help families provide health care for their children, to help women fight for fair pay in the workplace, and—most importantly—to create jobs.
April 2, 2009
I applaud the House’s passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, legislation that is important for the health of millions of Americans.
April 1, 2009
Just a reminder that there is a Budget Clearinghouse on the Majority Leader’s website that is regularly updated with information on the House Democratic budget being considered on the Floor this week.
April 1, 2009
Today, the House will begin consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010.
March 31, 2009
We have already seen real results from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including jobs saved and created across the country.
March 31, 2009
Tomorrow, the House will take up H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
March 31, 2009
Today, the House passed the Senator Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which will create outlets for service so people of all ages can contribute to our nation’s recovery.
March 31, 2009
This morning, Chairmen Waxman and Markey unveiled a discussion draft that is a starting point for the House’s work on comprehensive energy legislation.
March 30, 2009
The plan announced by President Obama today is an honest and responsible effort to provide for a strong auto industry while also protecting taxpayers’ money.
March 27, 2009
I applaud the Obama Administration for taking its time to develop a comprehensive strategy for the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
March 27, 2009
Spending on health care represents the fastest growing area of the American economy and our federal budget.