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Hoyer: No Action by House Republicans on Critical Legislation This Week

“Mr. Speaker, some of the most pressing legislative items were nowhere to be found on the Floor this week. We had an opportunity to make headway on critical legislation. Unfortunately, the leadership provided no action. Not solutions, not action, only obstruction and delay.

NYTs Editorial: The Bills to Nowhere

Just as we’ve been saying since the GOP released their Summer Agenda, today’s New York Times Editorial takes House Republicans to task for their misplaced priorities, taking up political bills instead of focusing on restoring our economy and creating jobs.

Some highlights:

“Yet the House … won’t move the stalled transportation bill, holding up billions of dollars — and millions of jobs — on road and transit projects, apparently out of fear it might help the economy and thus the political fortunes of Democrats.”

Milbank: Our Do-Almost-Nothing Congress

 

We aren’t the only ones who have noticed the GOP Congress has taken little action to address job creation… or do much of anything that matters to the American people since taking the House majority. In today’s Washington Post, Dana Milbank writes:

Our do-almost-nothing Congress

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Hoyer Statement on Resignation of Congressman Jay Inslee

For Immediate Release:

March 10, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Remarks During Special Order Hour On the Passing of Congressman Donald Payne

Donald Payne was an extraordinarily conscientious member of this body. But more than that, he was a man who cared about his fellow men and fellow women. Donald Payne was a serious member of this body. That does not mean he was always serious. He had a sense of humor. He was a wonderful, engaging person. But he was serious about what he did, and it reflected how deeply he cared about those whom he served and about his country.

Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Congressman Donald Payne

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on Retirement of Congressman Norm Dicks

For Immediate Release:

March 2, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on Retirement of House Parliamentarian John Sullivan

For Immediate Release:

February 28, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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