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NYT: Underachieving Congress Appears in No Hurry to Change Things Now

With the 2013 clock running out, House Republicans’ non-existent list of legislative accomplishments and their unfinished to-do list is garnering even more attention.  Today the New York Times noted the record lack of productivity by the Do-Nothing Republicans:

Hoyer Statement on Nomination of Ed Cassidy as the New Chief Administrative Officer

For Immediate Release:

December 2, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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GOP’s Historic Lack of Activity and Long To-Do List

With only 8 remaining legislative days scheduled in 2013, a look at the Republican-led House of Representatives shows a lackluster record with a long list of items left to address. And we’re not the only ones taking note of the Do Nothing GOP:  

Washington Post:

Hoyer Statement on Retirement of Dan Strodel, Chief Administrative Officer of the House

For Immediate Release:

November 25, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Republicans Admit: They’re Done Working for the Year

POLITICO reports what’s already pretty apparent: House Republicans have already given up on legislating during the days remaining in 2013:

“In short, if there are hopes of sending President Barack Obama the comprehensive immigration bill so many have lobbied for, or the Employee Non-Discrimination Act before 2014, they’re likely to be dashed.

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Hoyer Statement on 2014 House Floor Schedule

For Immediate Release:

October 31, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Critical Legislation for the Fall Agenda

For Immediate Release:

October 30, 2013

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Ike Skelton

For Immediate Release:

October 28, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Whip Hoyer Honors Congressman Bill Young

For Immediate Release:

October 22, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Whip Hoyer Honors Congressman Bill Young

“Bill Young was my friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Bill Young was an example for us all. I will have the privilege of speaking on Thursday, at his request, at his funeral. Bill and I served on the Appropriations Committee for twenty-three years together. Then I left when I became Majority Leader.