Press Releases

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.
May 6, 2010
All of those steps are contributing to our recovery and helping to put Americans back to work—but as long as so many Americans remain unemployed, our work in Congress is still not done. That’s why the next step in our effort was to pass the HomeStar Energy Retrofit Act, which is projected to create 168,000 new jobs across America.
May 5, 2010
It is with a sense of real loss that I learned of Chairman David Obey’s decision to retire from the Congress at the end of his present term.
May 5, 2010
This May, as we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, we mark more than 350 years of Jewish contribution to America’s national life.
May 5, 2010
Every year on May 5th, we mark the anniversary of one of the most inspiring victories in Mexican history: the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican Army defeated France’s much larger and better-equipped forces attempting to impose colonial domination on Mexico.
May 5, 2010
Today the House unanimously passed a resolution honoring the citizens, first responders, and law enforcement officers who worked together to prevent a terrorist attack in New York City’s Time Square, and to arrest a suspect.
May 4, 2010
Just five weeks after health insurance reform was signed into law, Americans are already seeing immediate benefits from health care reform.
May 4, 2010
Each May, we mark Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate the remarkable contributions made to America by the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
April 30, 2010
Democrats have been fighting against the deepest recession in 80 years to create jobs and help middle-class Americans.
April 29, 2010
Today, bipartisan leaders in both the House and Senate unveiled the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act.
April 29, 2010
All people deserve the right to determine their own future through democratic means.
April 29, 2010
As Democrats continue to fight for the middle class and create jobs, the COMPETES Act is a key part of that effort.
April 29, 2010
The DISCLOSE Act is critical to restore transparency and accountability to campaigns after the Supreme Court’s decision opened the floodgates for corporate money to drown out the voices of individual Americans.
April 28, 2010
Today the House took another step to increase fiscal responsibility by passing legislation to reduce wasteful government spending and save taxpayer money.
April 27, 2010
ICYMI, wanted to make sure you saw today’s story in USA Today about how throughout America, the economy is creating jobs and showing other positive signs of recovery.
April 27, 2010
For a second day, Senate Republicans have once again chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street over the interests of families on Main Street.
April 26, 2010
I am extremely disappointed that Republicans have once again blocked progress for middle-class Americans.
April 23, 2010
The Commerce Department reported that sales of new homes surged 27 percent in March, soaring past economists’ expectations as government incentives boosted sales.
April 22, 2010
This Democratic Congress has consistently made fiscal responsibility a top priority, by restoring statutory PAYGO and working with the President on a bipartisan fiscal commission to reduce the deficit.
April 22, 2010
For 40 years, Earth Day has challenged Americans to exercise responsible stewardship over the natural environment.
April 22, 2010
Since taking office, Democrats have fought for the middle class and working families as we have worked to turn the economy around from the deep recession and financial crisis left behind by the Bush Administration.
April 21, 2010
Majority Leader Hoyer, through both his words and actions, has always made it clear that the bipartisan Ethics Committee should take all appropriate action regarding the allegations against former-Rep. Massa.
April 20, 2010
Today Vice President Biden gave a speech at the Brookings Institution where he reminded everyone that the choices that are made can have a long effect on our economy down the road.