Press Releases

August 27, 2009
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin work on 200 new waste and water systems in rural America.
August 26, 2009
This summer, Recovery Act funds were used to initiate 2,300 construction and rehabilitation projects at 359 military facilities across the Nation.
August 26, 2009
America was founded on a promise of equality – a promise that we now understand applies not only to all men, but to all women.
August 26, 2009
Today, America mourns the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was one of the most dynamic and influential legislators in our Nation's history, and his legacy will live on in the work of the colleagues he inspired, and in the lives of the millions of Americans for whom his passion for social justice made a difference.
August 25, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to create 125,000 summer youth jobs.
August 25, 2009
Today’s Mid-Session Review of the Budget confirms that Congress and the Administration must persist in their efforts to bring the deficit under control.
August 24, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to hire or keep on the job approximately 5,000 law enforcement officers.
August 21, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds were used to begin projects at 107 National Parks.
August 20, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds allowed for improvements at 90 Veterans Medical Centers across 38 states.
August 19, 2009
Beginning this summer, Recovery Act funds allowed for rehabilitation and improvement projects at 98 airports and over 1,500 highway locations throughout the country.
August 18, 2009
"Novak was a Washington institution, the author of a syndicated column that ran for four and a half decades, a familiar presence on television, and one of the nation’s most prominent conservative voices...
August 17, 2009
Six months ago, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—a sweeping effort to check the economic crisis he inherited and put Americans back to work.
August 17, 2009
When President Obama took office, we were facing the greatest economic crisis in a generation and the economy was on the verge of a second depression or great recession.
August 17, 2009
As students prepare to return to school, a Recovery Act project that began this summer will fund 135,000 education jobs including teachers, principals and support staff.
August 14, 2009
More than $20 billion has been made available to fund over 6,000 shovel-ready transportation construction projects – over 3,000 of which are already underway.
August 13, 2009
Of the $499 billion in Recovery Act spending, over $197 billion has already been committed to programs and projects to get Americans back to work and strengthen our economy. Of the $288 billion in Recovery Act tax relief, over $53 billion has already been applied.
August 12, 2009
So far, nearly 32 percent of the funds have been put to work in about 26 percent of the days of the Recovery Act.
August 11, 2009
The world mourns a great loss today with the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
August 7, 2009
Today’s numbers are a sign that the Recovery Act is beginning to take hold and have a real effect across the nation.
August 6, 2009
I want to offer my congratulations to Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her confirmation.
August 3, 2009
Today marks the beginning of a new, richly-deserved opportunity for our service members and veterans.
July 31, 2009
The action by the Energy and Commerce Committee to approve legislation that gives Americans the peace of mind of affordable quality health care they can count on is truly historic.
July 31, 2009
History shows that the chance to reform the American health care system is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. So reform is absolutely worth the time it takes to get it right.