Press Releases

January 26, 2010
Below are a few examples of how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working to save and create jobs for Americans across the country.
January 26, 2010
In October 2008, Democrats worked with the Bush Administration in a good faith effort to pass legislation to prevent the economy from collapsing into a depression.
January 26, 2010
I am very pleased that General Motors has decided not to challenge the binding arbitration process for terminated dealers.
January 26, 2010
It’s unfortunate that a majority of Senate Republicans chose to block an attempt today to create a bipartisan fiscal commission that would set a long-term path to a balanced budget.
January 25, 2010
It was with real sadness that I learned today of the death of Senator Charles ‘Mac’ Mathias.
January 25, 2010
Today, CNN released a report entitled, “Stimulus got me my job,” demonstrating the positive impact that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is having by creating and saving jobs for Americans across the country.
January 23, 2010
I appreciate President Obama's announcement today reiterating his support for statutory paygo and affirming support for a fiscal commission.
January 22, 2010
While the American housing market continues to rebound, this week new “applications for building permits, an indicator of future house-building, rose by 10.9% in December and were 15.8% higher than a year earlier.”
January 22, 2010
After months of working with the White House and the Senate, I am pleased that we are closer than ever to putting in place fiscal responsibility measures that will help get our nation back on the path to fiscal balance.
January 21, 2010
Today’s Supreme Court’s decision is a departure from precedent, tilting the playing field for corporations at the expense of individual Americans.
January 15, 2010
As we observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I hope that Americans will make the upcoming holiday a day of service to their communities, in honor of a man who gave his life to service.
January 14, 2010
In the Fall of 2008, taxpayers were asked to provide extraordinary assistance to Wall Street to prevent a complete financial collapse and Democrats insisted that there be a plan for recovering funds lent to banks.
January 14, 2010
The House Democratic Leadership is committed to having the final health insurance reform legislation online for 72 hours before the House votes, for all Members and the American people to review. We will continue the transparent process this landmark legislation has had for months.
January 13, 2010
America’s thoughts are with the people of Haiti as they struggle to recover from yesterday’s devastating earthquake.
January 13, 2010
As the Second Session of the 111th Congress begins, Democrats’ top priority is continuing the work we began last year to create jobs and strengthen our economy.
January 12, 2010
As the new year begins, Democrats remain focused on economic recovery and job creation to build on our efforts from 2009.
January 11, 2010
I join the Congressional community in expressing my sadness for the unexpected loss of Paula Nowakowski, Chief of Staff to Republican Leader John Boehner.
January 8, 2010
Today’s job numbers are a disappointment—for Congress and, more importantly, for the millions of American families who continue to struggle with an unemployment rate of 10%.
January 7, 2010
The President was right to act quickly and decisively to determine the shortfalls that allowed an attempted terrorist attack on Flight 253.
December 24, 2009
I commend Majority Leader Reid and all the Senators who worked so hard to ensure approval of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this morning.
December 19, 2009
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued the following joint statement today on news that the Senate will move forward with historic health insurance reform legislation:
December 18, 2009
The agreement President Obama announced this evening - including transparency measures, a mitigation target of two degree Celsius and a financing mechanism - is an important step forward that lays a key marker both in the global fight against climate change and in U.S. participation in such efforts.
December 18, 2009
The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that the housing market rebounded in November, with new construction increasing across the country.