November 20, 2008Press Item
As we said this afternoon, Democrats fully understand the importance of America’s automotive industry to our entire economy, and to the 3 million workers who depend on it for employment.
November 14, 2008The Weekly Whip
Possible consideration of economic recovery legislation.
November 18, 2008Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today discussed the ramifications of the historic 2008 election and the agenda for the incoming 111th Congress at the National Press Club.
November 18, 2008The Daily Whip
Members are advised that the House will reassemble at 1:00 p.m., at which time Member-elect Marcia Fudge (OH-11) will be sworn in.
September 26, 2008Press Item
Amid extraordinarily busy legislative maneuverings designed to close the 110th Congress, House Majority Leader Hoyer had a simple and upbeat message this week when he talked politics and his post-election hopes with a half-dozen reporters in his office.
November 13, 2008Press Item
Today’s report from the Labor Department confirms that this recession is threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
November 13, 2008Press Item
The Department of Labor reported that jobless claims increased last week to 516,000, the highest level since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
November 7, 2008Press Item
Leaders respond to the Department of Labor's release of its employment report for October.
November 10, 2008Press Item
Veterans Day is a time to reaffirm our support for every American service member, both the 25 million living veterans and those we have lost, who fought to protect our freedoms.
November 12, 2008Press Item
House Leaders honor nation's veterans on Veterans Day.
November 6, 2008Press Item
I am sorry to learn that Congressman Roy Blunt will not be seeking reelection as House Republican Whip.
November 6, 2008Press Item
President-elect Obama’s selection of Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff shows a strong commitment to the mandate for change given by voters on Tuesday.
November 7, 2008Press Item
Today’s job figures show an unexpectedly sharp spike in unemployment: In October, the American economy lost an additional 240,000 jobs. With job losses in nearly every sector of our economy, from blue-collar to white-collar, our unemployment rate has reached 6.5%, a 14-year high. In all, our economy has cut jobs every month of this year, for a total of 1.2 million lost since 2008 began.
October 31, 2008Press Item
We know that the economic crisis has ensnared families, small businesses, and state and local governments. Today we learn that law enforcement is also being hit hard.
October 31, 2008Press Item
In the past few days, it has come to our attention that some financial institutions are misrepresenting the intent of Secretary Paulson’s ‘Troubled Asset Relief Program.’
November 3, 2008Press Item
Winter has arrived, and with the cold weather comes another difficulty for families hit hard by the bad economy – paying to heat their homes.
October 28, 2008Press Item
While the rise in unemployment has been the focus of many news stories throughout the recent economic downturn, a related issue that has received far less attention is the effect ‘underemployment’ is having on America’s working families.
October 29, 2008Press Item
In today’s New York Times, there is a story illustrating the devastating impact that the current economic crisis is having on Joe the consumer.
October 30, 2008Press Item
The Department of Commerce released more bad news today on the economy – the GDP has fallen for the first time in 2008. This is important because it means that America is producing less and selling less.
October 30, 2008Press Item
The Department of Commerce releases the Gross Domestic Product numbers, which fell at a 0.3 percent annual rate in the third quarter.
October 27, 2008Press Item
Earlier today, House Democratic leaders spoke with top economists about a new economic recovery package for Main Street.
October 27, 2008Press Item
House Democratic leaders held a conference call with economic experts on possible economic recovery plan.
October 21, 2008Press Item
On today’s front page of USA Today, there are two stories illustrating the devastating impact that the current economic crisis is having on communities around the country.