Press Releases: 2007

October 23, 2007
October 4, 2007
The report released today by the House Budget Committee and Chairman John Spratt provides concrete evidence that Democrats, in fact, are the party of fiscal discipline in Washington.
October 4, 2007
This important legislation – the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act – is yet another concrete example of how this Democratic House Majority is focused on common-sense, bipartisan solutions and working to address the priorities of the American people.
October 3, 2007
The President’s incomprehensible veto of this bipartisan, fiscally responsible legislation – which is supported by strong majorities in the House and Senate, 43 governors, industry groups and the American people – not only violates his own campaign promise in 2004, but also demonstrates a stunning lack of compassion for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
September 26, 2007
During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the numerous contributions Hispanic-Americans have made to our nation.
September 25, 2007
Mr. Speaker, today, the Members of this body must answer this fundamental question: Will you stand with millions of American children, who through no fault of their own have no health insurance coverage?
September 20, 2007
On yet another issue – this time the extension of the children’s health insurance program – it seems that President Bush is obstinately determined to defy the will of the American people and to veto carefully crafted, responsible legislation that is supported by bipartisan majorities of the House and Senate and the state’s governors.
September 19, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Rep. Tim Bishop (NY-01), Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-04), Rep. Chris Murphy (CT-05), and Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03) discussed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act on a conference call with reporters from college newspapers this afternoon.
September 19, 2007
“This very important legislation strikes a critical balance between the responsibilities of private insurers and the federal government in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack on our nation...
September 19, 2007
Congressional Democrats believe our number one responsibility is to keep the American people safe. To that end, we are working on a new and improved measure to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to give the intelligence community the tools it needs to closely monitor terrorists while protecting the basic rights of U.S. citizens as enshrined in our Constitution.
September 18, 2007
I am disappointed, but not discouraged by today’s vote in the Senate.
September 10, 2007
the testimony they delivered today did not provide information that persuades me that the apparent decrease in violence, however much it may or may not be, has led to progress on the political front...