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President Obama Unveils Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, GOP Pushes Partisan Messaging Bills

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February 12, 2016

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Hoyer Remarks on How President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Can Help Americans Living in Poverty

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February 12, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Remarks on Republicans’ Unserious Bill That Does Nothing to Address the Debt

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February 11, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Speaker Ryan Wants to Return to Regular Order… Sort Of

As the House votes on Republicans’ science bill on the Floor today, we wanted to bring to your attention a quote from Speaker Ryan on the day he was elected to be the Speaker of the House about the importance of following regular order and allowing Members to participate in an open process:

Open up the process. Let people participate… [W]e need to return to regular order. Now, I know that sounds like process. But it’s actually a matter of principle.”

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We Called It: Republicans Add Billions to Deficit Then Call for Extreme Budget Cuts

After Republicans added billions to the deficit when they passed their unpaid-for tax bill in December, Politico reports that the House Freedom Caucus is pushing Speaker Ryan to cut spending levels dramatically, rather than stick with the budget agreement that Republicans agreed to:

President Obama’s Fiscally Responsible Budget Invests In Our Future, While Republicans Continue to Struggle with Internal Division

For Immediate Release:

February 9, 2016

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Hoyer Statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

For Immediate Release:

February 9, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on GOP’s Decision to Not Invite OMB Director to Present President Obama’s Budget

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2016

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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House Republicans Focus on Political Messaging Instead of Addressing the Most Pressing Issues Facing the Nation

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2016

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Speaker Ryan Says He Backs New Voting Rights Protections, But Not Enough to Actually Act on Them

Yesterday, Speaker Paul Ryan had some alarming news for members of the Congressional Black Caucus – he supports legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act, but he isn’t willing to bring a bipartisan bill to the Floor. Apparently, he “can’t do that.”

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