Press Releases

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.
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.