Thursday 6/20: 11:45 AM ET Press Conference | 1:15 PM ET Speech on Jobs & the Economy | WATCH LIVE HERE
- “I’d like to thank all our members for their patience and teamwork throughout this process. I know that our veteran Members will bring their experience and wisdom back to their committee seats, and our freshmen members will bring a new voice and fresh new perspective to their posts.
- “I’m proud to have voted for a Republican proposal that would have raised the minimum wage and created small business health plans to reduce the number of uninsured workers. Our goal is to help both workers who earn the minimum wage and the small businesses who pay it.
- “Victory in Iraq is our only option. Leaving Iraq to the terrorists would be a direct threat to the safety and security of the American people. I commend the President for recognizing that recent strategies have often failed to meet our expectations. His plan deserves thorough consideration by the U.S. Congress. Republicans and Democrats must work together to stabilize the Iraqi democracy and bring our troops home.
Today, House Democrats will bring H.R. 2 to the floor, a bill that raises the federal minimum wage on small businesses. House Republicans will offer a proposal that helps American workers AND small businesses.