Press Releases

March 17, 2010
I applaud the Senate’s passage of the HIRE Act, a much-needed piece of jobs legislation that now goes to President Obama’s desk for a signature.
March 17, 2010
Today, the Congressional Black Caucus held an important public hearing dedicated to chronic unemployment.
March 15, 2010
The Obama Administration’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Blueprint is a significant step toward ensuring that all American children can receive a world-class education.
March 15, 2010
I want to congratulate Chairman Dodd for introducing a strong Wall Street reform proposal today.
March 12, 2010
I am pleased that Leader McConnell and Leader Boehner have made their selections for the bipartisan fiscal commission.
March 11, 2010
I applaud President Obama’s announcement of increased efforts to promote American exports, with a goal of doubling exports in the next five years.
March 10, 2010
Today, House Democrats announced another step in our ongoing work to increase openness and transparency by banning corporate earmarks.
March 10, 2010
Entering its 23rd decade, the U.S. Census is the longest-running national census in the world.
March 5, 2010
I am pleased to hear that General Motors is giving more than 600 auto dealers the chance to quickly restore dealerships that were closed in the company’s restructuring.
March 5, 2010
Any month in which the economy doesn’t create jobs is a disappointment. But today it’s clear that, thanks to the policies adopted by President Obama and the Democratic Congress, job losses are slowing to a halt.
March 4, 2010
Last year, President Obama and the 111th Congress took their oaths of office as America faced the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression.
March 3, 2010
Every ten years, as long as we have been a nation under the Constitution, the United States has taken a Census of everyone who lives here.
March 3, 2010
The week of February 8th, a member of Rep. Massa’s staff brought to the attention of Mr. Hoyer’s staff allegations of misconduct that had been made against Mr. Massa.
March 3, 2010
We are at a pivotal moment in the effort to pass health insurance reform that will make insurance more affordable for American families and businesses, and give patients – not insurance companies – greater control over their health care.
March 3, 2010
I am extremely disappointed by the transparently political statement released by Minority Leader John Boehner today.
February 26, 2010
Last night, a single Republican Senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, blocked the extension of the benefits that are keeping Americans’ heads above water in the greatest economic crisis since the Depression.
February 26, 2010
News that the economy grew by 5.9% in the last quarter of 2009 is another encouraging sign that steps taken by the Obama Administration and this Congress are working to turn the economy around.
February 26, 2010
Today, President Obama named four members to the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which is charged with the crucial national goal of developing recommendations to return our budget to balance.
February 25, 2010
Today’s bipartisan meeting gave way to an important exchange of ideas and was an opportunity for the American people to hear how both Democrats and Republicans are proposing to reform health care.
February 24, 2010
I applaud the SEC for adopting a new rule to restrict short selling when a stock is experiencing a dramatic decline.
February 23, 2010
Twenty years ago, the first President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which made our nation a world leader on one of the most pressing human rights challenges of our time: the inclusion of people with disabilities.
February 22, 2010
Over the course of the last year, the House and Senate thoroughly and publicly debated how best to make health care more affordable and accessible.
February 19, 2010
Today, President Obama announced plans to increase assistance to responsible families struggling to keep their homes in the wake of the housing market collapse.
February 18, 2010
I have long supported the idea of a bipartisan fiscal commission that will set a path toward balanced budgets, and am pleased that President Obama took action today and created one by executive order.
February 17, 2010
The Majority Leader’s Office has created the following online quiz showing how in its first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been successful in creating jobs and putting us on the path to economic recovery.