Press Releases

Press Release
"The National Summit on America's Children will take place in Washington on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. The meeting will be chaired by Congressman George Miller of California, co-chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee; Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, co-chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee; and Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania, a longtime advocate for children. All Members of the House will be invited to attend."
March 28, 2007
Press Release
"'From Jeannette Rankin of Montana, the first woman elected to Congress, to the 10 new Congresswomen recently elected, women have made our mark in American history as Members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The Women in Congress book will tell the colorful and inspirational stories of the 229 women who have served here from 1917 to 2006."
March 28, 2007
Press Release
"'With today's bipartisan vote, the House took the next step toward a new direction for America's security. This crucial legislation enhances security for our nation's rail and mass transit systems, building on our commitment to make the safety of the American people our top priority."
March 27, 2007
Press Release
"'While the President's budgets have turned surpluses into deficits, the Democratic budget takes America in a new direction, returning fiscal responsibility to Washington and funding the right priorities for our nation,' Speaker Nancy Pelosi said."
March 27, 2007
Press Release
"'Recent evidence indicates that the Bush Administration - contrary to public and private assurances - exploited this loophole to fire a respected U.S. Attorney in order to appoint a protégé of Karl Rove without confirmation."
March 26, 2007
Press Release
"'This legislation restores Constitutional checks and balances in the appointment process of interim U.S. Attorneys. It removes a loophole inserted by the prior Republican Congress that permits the indefinite appointment of interim U.S. Attorneys without Senate confirmation."
March 26, 2007
Press Release
"'Any discussion of the war in Iraq must begin with a tribute to our troops. This day, and every day, we thank our troops for their courage, their patriotism, and the sacrifices they are willing to make. For four years, under the most dangerous and demanding conditions imaginable, they have done everything asked of them."
March 23, 2007
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"'It reflects a strong commitment by a bipartisan group of House Members toward realistic and comprehensive immigration reform. It provides an excellent framework for Congress and the President to begin work on the vital task of immigration reform, collaboratively and on a bipartisan basis. The President should embrace this framework."
March 22, 2007
Press Release
"'House Democrats are delivering on our promise to bring a new direction to the Gulf Coast region and help these families recover from the largest natural disaster in our nation's history. The Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act is a crucial first step. The bill will speed up the repair and rebuilding of homes and affordable rental housing in affected areas, ensure continued rental assistance for displaced families and those who have moved back home, and provide reimbursements to communities and landlords that generously assisted evacuees."
March 22, 2007
Press Release
"'Our soldiers have shown courage and valor in Iraq and they will continue to do the job as long as we ask them to. But after four years, how much more can we ask of our military? This war has weakened our military readiness, greatly increased the rolls of injured and disabled veterans and put our national security at risk."
March 21, 2007

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