Press Releases: 2008

April 28, 2008
Today marks the beginning of ‘Cover the Uninsured Week,’ which is designed to remind us of the plight of the 47 million Americans who lack health insurance – despite living in the richest country in the world.
April 28, 2008
Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is extremely disappointing. Restrictive voter identification laws result in registered voters being denied their right to vote, which is simply unacceptable.
April 23, 2008
It is absolutely outrageous that, with seven million more Americans being added to the rolls of the uninsured since President Bush took office, this Administration is actually trying to impose changes to Medicaid regulations that could affect the ability of millions of indigent Americans from receiving the health care they need and deserve.
April 22, 2008
Today on Equal Pay Day, we mark how far into the year a woman must work, on average, before equaling the amount of money earned by a man during the previous calendar year.
April 21, 2008
Tomorrow is the 38th Earth Day, a day to reflect on the progress we’ve made for the health of our planet – and to remember how much more remains to be done.
April 16, 2008
Last November, I joined Majority Leader Reid, Senator Schumer, and Congresswoman Maloney as the JEC released a report about the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the American economy.
April 16, 2008
For more than seven years, President Bush’s position on climate change can best be defined as completely insufficient.
April 15, 2008
Today, as millions of Americans prepare to file their federal income tax returns by midnight, many will be confounded, confused and, yes, perhaps even cranky because of our unbelievably complicated tax code.
April 11, 2008
Just last week, we marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 10, 2008
The President’s comments today on the war in Iraq essentially restated – albeit in a more subtle form – what Vice President Cheney said last month: This Administration has every intention of ignoring the will of the American people, who want our troops redeployed in a responsible fashion and who want the Iraqis to take responsibility for the future of their own nation.
April 9, 2008
Today, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker testified before the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.
April 8, 2008
Today, pursuant to the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002 (TPA), I introduced the implementing legislation for the U.S.-Columbia Trade Promotion Agreement.
April 8, 2008
Today, pursuant to the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002 (TPA), I introduced the implementing legislation for the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.
April 4, 2008
There’s no question that the economy President Bush will hand off to his successor in January will be worse than the economy he inherited. This President’s economic program – exemplified by today’s very disappointing jobs report – is just further evidence that his policies are failing Americans.
March 25, 2008
Today’s report is yet another reminder that these two critical programs – Social Security and Medicare – face real long-term challenges that must be addressed in a bipartisan way.
March 18, 2008
As the war in Iraq enters its sixth year on Wednesday, two things are abundantly clear.
March 14, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes applauded today’s passage of the FISA Amendments Act, which passed the House 213-197.
March 13, 2008
I did not hear any new information tonight that dissuades me from my very strong belief that the FISA bill House Democrats have produced – and which the House will vote on tomorrow – is a reasonable, thoughtful, appropriate piece of legislation.
March 8, 2008
The President's veto of this critical legislation is a deeply misguided and harmful mistake that threatens to further undermine our credibility in the international community and to expose our military and intelligence personnel to the very same tactics and treatment.