Press Releases

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.
June 9, 2010
I applaud the UN Security Council’s vote to impose its toughest sanctions yet on Iran.
June 8, 2010
Today’s White House proposal asking government agencies to identify where five percent of their budget can be cut further demonstrates that Democrats’ are the party of fiscal responsibility.
June 7, 2010
Each June, we commemorate the birth of the modern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights movement which began in June of 1969, as patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn courageously stood up to police harassment.
June 4, 2010
While the majority of jobs created in May were due to Census hiring, it is an encouraging sign for our economic recovery that the private sector created jobs as well.
June 2, 2010
As we wait for all the facts to emerge about Monday’s events, several things are already clear.
May 28, 2010
This Monday, we observe Memorial Day to honor the generations of brave men and women who lost their lives in our country’s service, from America’s founding up to the present day.
May 28, 2010
Today, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, voting to help the middle class, continue creating jobs, and build a strong foundation for long-term economic prosperity.
May 28, 2010
Last month I asked the Committee on House Administration, the House Office of Compliance, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to work together to strengthen protections for House employees in the event that they believe they are a victim of, or a witness to, workplace or sexual harassment or an ethics violation.
May 27, 2010
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he's comfortable with proposed legislation that seeks to repeal the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military because it includes
May 27, 2010
Today [May 27], leaders in Congress are expected to finally move to repeal the
May 25, 2010
We will soon bring to the floor a Defense Authorization bill that invests in our most important security needs: disrupting terrorist networks, countering nuclear proliferation, strengthening international cooperation to defeat the Taliban, preparing the Iraqi government to stand on its own, and investing in the needs of our troops and their families.
May 24, 2010
Democrats are committed to strengthening fiscal responsibility, as shown by our enactment of statutory PAYGO and creation of a bipartisan fiscal commission.
May 21, 2010
Today, President Obama announced his administration will work to extend passenger vehicle fuel economy and emissions rules through 2025, along with his commitment to develop new standards for large trucks.
May 21, 2010
Last night, the Senate took a significant step on the road toward reforming Wall Street and protecting the middle class.
May 20, 2010
I congratulate the House Armed Services Committee for unanimously passing the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, legislation that provides for investments in America’s most important national security needs.
May 20, 2010
The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act will come to the House Floor for a vote next week, and there will be no votes in the House tomorrow.
May 20, 2010
I want to congratulate the House Administration Committee for passing the DISCLOSE Act this afternoon.
May 19, 2010
I am extremely disappointed Republicans continued to play political games, voting against a job-creating measure that had bipartisan support in committee and previously passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support.
May 19, 2010
The Small Business Lending Fund Act passed by the Financial Services Committee today is another part of Democrats’ continuing effort to keep creating jobs.
May 18, 2010
Today, Iran, Turkey, and Brazil announced an agreement in which a portion of Iran's low-enriched uranium would be exported to Turkey for further enrichment.
May 13, 2010
Republicans again refused to work together to help the middle class and continue creating jobs.
May 11, 2010
Another provision of health insurance reform to give greater health care security to American families is moving forward with guidance released yesterday on the benefit for young adults to stay covered under their parents’ insurance plans until age 26.
May 10, 2010
In nominating Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen an outstanding legal mind and a proven consensus-builder.
May 7, 2010
The economy added 290,000 jobs in April, which is good news for our recovery from recession and shows that employers and workers are starting to have some confidence in the economy.