Press Releases

July 14, 2010
Today's report from the White House Council of Economic Advisors is further evidence that the Recovery Act is working to create jobs.
July 14, 2010
Today's announcement by the Obama Administration means that, next year, as many as 41 million Americans will be able to access recommended preventive services through their health insurance plans, without being charged a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance.
July 13, 2010
Beginning today, all House Democratic staff will have access to regular updates on what's happening on the House Floor through the
July 2, 2010
Today's release of employment numbers from June brings mixed news. On one hand, it's encouraging that the private sector, whose job creation is essential to our recovery, added 83,000 jobs last month.
July 1, 2010
Americans will see two important changes starting today to give them greater control over their health care and enhance their insurance options.
July 1, 2010
Today, the House voted to restore and extend unemployment insurance for more than 1 million Americans facing long-term joblessness.
July 1, 2010
Tonight the House passed a budget that cuts spending and reaffirms Democrats' strong commitment to fiscal responsibility, while also making clear that our top priority remains job creation.
June 30, 2010
Today's Long-Term Budget Outlook from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirms that our budget is on a dangerously unsustainable course.
June 29, 2010
Once again, Republicans are opposing legislation to help ordinary Americans who are out of work through no fault of their own.
June 28, 2010
Today we mourn the death of Senator Robert Byrd, the longest-serving Member of Congress in our nation’s history.
June 25, 2010
It appears Republicans can't take yes for an answer. Next week we anticipate bringing a budget to the Floor that cuts spending below the President's budget.
June 25, 2010
This morning, House and Senate conferees produced a strong Wall Street reform bill, which I will bring to the House Floor for a vote next week.
June 24, 2010
We’ve heard the Korean War called ‘the forgotten war.’ I would ask: forgotten by whom?
June 24, 2010
More than a million Americans have lost their unemployment insurance because a minority of obstructionist Republicans has, for the third time, blocked the Senate from extending this vital protection for the middle class.
June 23, 2010
Relieving General McChrystal of his command was the right course of action to ensure there is full faith and confidence in our military leadership.
June 23, 2010
Granting subpoena power to the independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill will ensure the most thorough review of the facts can be conducted in determining the causes of the spill and how to prevent a repeat catastrophe.
June 22, 2010
Today’s letter from the Senate Leadership, affirming their intent to continue to work on the DISCLOSE Act, is a positive step for this legislation that will ensure transparency and accountability in campaigns.
June 22, 2010
In unveiling a new Patients’ Bill of Rights today, President Obama has outlined what is the very core of the Affordable Care Act signed 90 days ago – putting American families and small businesses in charge of their health coverage and care.
June 18, 2010
One hundred and forty five years ago tomorrow, Union troops arrived at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over and that the nation’s slaves were free.
June 17, 2010
Earlier today, I joined Members of the House and Senate for a briefing from U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen on the Federal response to the BP Gulf oil spill.
June 14, 2010
For these reasons, social networks are a great way for constituents to engage with their Members of Congress. That’s why I am hosting a friendly competition among my Democratic colleagues to see who can expand their reach into these networks the most.
June 10, 2010
The legislation the House is considering today enables the Coast Guard to draw advances from the Oil Spill Liability trust fund to continue the Federal response to the Gulf oil spill.