Press Releases

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.
February 16, 2010
I commend both President Obama’s commitment to the development of nuclear energy as a clean and safe energy alternative and today’s announcement of a federally-backed project to build the nation’s first nuclear facility in almost 30 years.
February 12, 2010
I am pleased that President Obama has signed PAYGO legislation into law, restoring a key fiscal responsibility measure that is a proven tool for turning deficits into surpluses.
February 11, 2010
The economic report released today shows how the Obama Administration remains focused on responding to the short-term economic crisis while also laying a foundation for sustainable, long-term growth.
February 9, 2010
Democrats are continuing to work to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
February 9, 2010
As a result of the inclement weather affecting Members’ ability to travel to Washington, DC this week, there will be no votes in the House for the remainder of the week.
February 9, 2010
Last week, President Obama announced plans for a new program to encourage small business lending, another important step in efforts to help businesses create jobs.
February 8, 2010
Due to the weather affecting the ability of Members to travel to Washington, DC, there will no votes in the House tomorrow.
February 5, 2010
I’m disappointed in Minority Leader Boehner’s response to a sincere attempt to establish a bipartisan mechanism to address the fiscal challenges facing our nation.
February 5, 2010
Today’s jobs report provides mixed news for our economic recovery.
February 5, 2010
Today, the Department of Labor released the unemployment report for January showing the unemployment rate improved slightly.
February 4, 2010
Today, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced details of the Obama Administration’s new National Export Initiative, a plan to promote job creation and America’s economic competitiveness by strengthening the export market for American goods.
February 3, 2010
Tomorrow, the House will vote to send statutory “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) legislation to the President, a major step in Democratic efforts to strengthen fiscal responsibility.