WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "I want to commend both Senator Durbin, Senator Feingold, and especially Senator Boxer for their hard work to defeat this special interest legislation in the Senate. I am outraged that their opponents in the US Senate continue to defend this inexcusable special interest rider. Their opponents are obviously more interested in protecting the greasy hands of big-oil special interests, than in giving America's schoolchildren the money they are entitled to."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - "I was proud today to cast a vote protecting New York City's families from price hikes in the cost of milk. No mom, dad, grandparent, teenager, or baby deserves to have Washington politicians threatening his or her ability to buy the most nutritious and essential drink: milk.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, when the House approved the Treasury-Postal Conference Report, an amendment introduced by Congressional Women's Caucus Co-Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to make breastfeeding legal on all federal property passed through the U.S. House of Representatives. After today's passage, Mrs. Maloney's breastfeeding legislation will soon be voted on in the Senate, when the Senate considers the Treasury-Postal Conference Report. After the Senate vote, the amendment may shortly be on its way to being signed into law by the President.
WASHINGTON, DC - "I am confident that tomorrow Congress will rise from its own ashes of big-money influence and do the one thing Americans have been asking us to do for decades: pass campaign finance reform.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Today's defeat in the Senate of the oil royalties rider proves once again that whenever we debate these issues out in the open, the tax payers always win. Whenever big-money, big-oil companies are able to do their dealings in backrooms, the tax payers always lose.
NEW YORK - "Seventy-nine years ago today, legions of visionary women, and men, celebrated a hard-fought victory: Constitutional ratification of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment made the right for women to vote in America inalienable. With inspiring momentum, from the 1920's to the present, women's votes have step by step changed the course of our country's history. Since the days of Seneca Falls, women have campaigned for our rights to liberty and happiness, and our campaign will not stop until we pass the Equal Rights Amendment.