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Hoyer Discusses Tonight’s State of the Union Address on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

For Immediate Release:

February 12, 2013

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Discusses Tonight’s State of the Union Address on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

“I certainly think that we need to encourage business growth in our country, manufacturing in our country.

Republicans Pursue Political Messaging Instead of Balanced Solution to Avert Sequester

For Immediate Release:

February 8, 2013

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Statement on Democratic Issues Conference

For Immediate Release:

February 8, 2013

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Statement on Retirement of Sen. Harkin

For Immediate Release:

January 28, 2013

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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As President Obama Begins Second Term, Republican Continue Political Gimmicks

For Immediate Release:

January 25, 2013

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hint: Your Message Isn't the Problem

After yet another period of “soul searching” by Republicans, this time at their Republican retreat, it’s pretty remarkable that all they can come up to address their problems is that they need a new message. The Washington Post reports:

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Hoyer Op-ed: Setting Partisanship Aside is the Best Way to Achieve a Better Future

For Immediate Release:

January 18, 2013

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Politico: House GOP Desperately Seeking Agenda

Today’s must-read is a Politico article highlighting Republican division and the difficulty they are having in setting their agenda:

“House Republicans — who start their annual retreat in Williamsburg, Va., on Wednesday — are facing something of a conundrum: They have the majority but don’t know what to do with it.”

National Journal: The 5 Top Republicans Open to Shutting the Government to Get Their Way

This article from National Journal today says it all:

The 5 Top Republicans Open to Shutting the Government to Get Their Way

“The fiscal-cliff deal wasn’t great for Republican priorities, but some in the party say that a government shutdown could help them get their way.”