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December 12, 2008Press Item
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Robin Toner.
December 11, 2008Press Item
Democrats respond to today’s report from the Department of Labor on rising jobless claims, indicating that an economic recovery package and aid to auto industry is needed to get the economy back on track.
December 11, 2008Press Item
By nominating Tom Daschle to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, President-elect Obama has made it clear that he intends to follow through on his pledge to reform this nation’s health care system.
December 12, 2008Press Item
Every member of Congress should be focused on the overall economy right now, not on satisfying long-standing grudges against political enemies.
December 12, 2008Press Item
Democrats respond to Senate Republicans' blocking of legislation to provide government loans to the auto industry so that it can restructure.
December 10, 2008Press Item
I commend the Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization for its initial assessment of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
December 10, 2008Press Item
This bill is designed to give the automakers the time and space they need to become a competitive, job-creating industry once again.
December 11, 2008Press Item
Last week, the number of Americans filing unemployment claims reached a 26-year high.
December 9, 2008The Daily Whip
Possible Consideration of H.Res. 1533 – Same Day Consideration Rule, Possible Consideration of Auto Rescue Legislation
December 10, 2008Press Item
This week, Congress is expected to consider HR 7321, the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act.
December 10, 2008Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and 10 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan White Paper on Darfur to President-elect Obama today. This group traveled to Sudan in April 2007.
December 9, 2008Press Item
Today we heard from some of the best minds in America on the profound economic and security challenges facing our nation.
December 9, 2008Press Item
The Democratic Caucus held an issues forum today, which convened national experts on the economy and national security, addressed efforts to get the economy back on track and protect the American people.
December 5, 2008Press Item
At this time, the House is scheduled to reassemble at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th.
December 5, 2008Press Item
In light of today’s dismal report showing millions of Americans out of work and an economy deep in recession, it is clear that we must act to assist the automobile industry.
December 4, 2008Press Item
Some awards mark a job well done. This one marks a responsibility that endures: our responsibility to an ally and a friend, a partner for peace and a fellow democracy, the State of Israel; our responsibility to stand by Israel and the Jewish people in a world where friends so often seem outnumbered by threats.
December 5, 2008Press Item
The American economy lost 533,000 more jobs last month—the worst one-month drop in three decades. Our unemployment rate, 6.7%, is the highest in 15 years.
December 5, 2008Press Item
Today, the Department of Labor reported that the American economy lost 533,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate hit a 15-year high.
December 5, 2008Press Item
The 111th Congress is set to convene at a tough and challenging time in our nation’s history.
December 2, 2008Press Item
Last month, the Democratic leadership in Congress insisted that the automakers present a plan for long-term viability before receiving any assistance from the federal government. Today, the automakers are presenting to Congress their plans for restructuring and viability.
December 3, 2008Press Item
The economic crisis has hit workers and businesses hard, with rising unemployment and a frozen credit market, making it especially critical that President-elect Obama choose leaders for his economic team who will help him address the nation’s pressing needs.
December 1, 2008Press Item
Today, Barack Obama kept his campaign promise to choose advisors of the highest stature, from a variety of backgrounds, who would challenge his thinking on vital issues.