Press Releases

October 22, 2009
I am pleased the Senate passed the Defense Authorization conference report, which strengthens our national security and provides for our service members and their families as well as our nation’s federal employees.
October 21, 2009
As part of continuing efforts to help small businesses during the economic downturn, President Obama announced new initiatives today to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive, create jobs and help drive the nation’s economic recovery.
October 21, 2009
As Democrats continue to focus on creating jobs and ensuring a strong economic recovery, today’s economic forum was an important opportunity to hear from experts about the state of the economy.
October 21, 2009
Today, by a strong bipartisan majority, the House voted to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act, which strengthens our nation’s commitment to Americans with HIV/AIDS.
October 19, 2009
I am pleased that the Obama Administration released their long-awaited strategy for dealing with the serious situation we face in Sudan.
October 19, 2009
As President Obama and Democrats continue to work to bring final health reform legislation forward for a vote in the weeks ahead, Republicans are only focused on killing reform that would help middle-class families by lowering costs, expanding coverage, and providing quality health care choices for all Americans.
October 19, 2009
Since the economy nearly collapsed into a Depression last Fall, Congress has taken swift and deliberative action to prevent a catastrophe and restore economic growth.
October 16, 2009
On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 10,000 for the first time since October 2008, when markets crumbled following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
October 14, 2009
Today, by a strong bipartisan majority, the House passed the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act, a bill that will strengthen pressure on Iran to end its dangerous pursuit of nuclear weapons.
October 13, 2009
Today’s action marks a significant milestone on the road to health insurance reform that provides all Americans with access to affordable, quality health care.
October 9, 2009
It is a great honor to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and I want to extend my congratulations to President Obama.
October 9, 2009
The Labor Department announced Thursday that new claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week to a seasonally adjusted 521,000, the lowest level since early January.
October 8, 2009
The conference report to this vital Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2010 takes important steps to enhance our military readiness, our national security, and the well-being of our military families and federal employees.
October 7, 2009
Today's new deficit estimate for fiscal year 2009 shows the result of two things: fiscally reckless policies by the Bush Administration, and actions taken to rescue our nation's economy from collapse.
October 6, 2009
More than 100 days have passed since Republican Leaders in Congress promised to produce a comprehensive health reform alternative of their own.
October 5, 2009
This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We honor the contributions of the 54 million Americans with disabilities, and we pledge ourselves to removing all of the roadblocks to their full and equal participation in the workplace.
October 2, 2009
One year ago, Congress took swift and deliberative action to rescue our financial sector from an impending collapse.
October 2, 2009
Today’s report on September job losses is disappointing news. Though economists largely agree that the recession that began in December 2007 has ended, that brings little comfort to Americans who are still out of work.
October 2, 2009
Today's report on unemployment from the Department of Labor is disappointing and while the numbers are better than they were a year ago, they are still far too high.
September 30, 2009
Building a new, clean energy economy that creates jobs, saves consumers, increases American competitiveness, and moves us closer toward energy independence is a key priority for this Congress.
September 28, 2009
September 25, 2009
On Thursday, Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers delivered a speech on the state of the economy, crediting “the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government for taking actions that…prevented the economy from going ‘over the edge as it did in the 1930s.’”
September 25, 2009
In June of this year, House Republicans said they would introduce a bill to reform America’s health care system.