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Hoyer Strengthens Cross-Aisle Ties

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December 15, 2010

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By Steven T. Dennis and Anna Palmer
Roll Call

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer appears to be solidifying his position as the Democratic leader whom Republicans can deal with and trust next year.

Over the past week, the Maryland lawmaker has made several public overtures to get in the good graces of Speaker-designate John Boehner: He mingled with GOP staff and allies at the Ohio Republican’s annual holiday bash, outlined a bipartisan governing agenda at a press event Monday and went out of his way Tuesday to praise how the GOP’s leadership has handled its transition to the majority.

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Bipartisan Accord Possible on Some Issues in 112th Congress, Hoyer Says

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December 13, 2010

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By Sam Goldfarb
CQ Today

Hoyer strongly endorsed rewriting the tax code — an objective recently floated by the White House — saying that it would require and could attract bipartisan support in the next Congress.

The Maryland Democrat presented his vision for the new Congress in a speech before the National Press Club. But his presentation was overshadowed by questions about House Democrats’ strategy for dealing with a bill (HR 4853) to extend the expiring 2001 and 2003 tax rates (PL 107-16, PL 108-27).

Majority Leader Hoyer Delivers Speech on Democratic Domestic Agenda in the 112th Congress

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this morning at the National Press Club on the need for American leaders to look beyond two-year election cycles to address the challenges facing our country, including job creation, economic growth, and fiscal responsibility...

Majority Leader Hoyer Delivers Speech on Democratic Domestic Agenda in the 112th Congress

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December 13, 2010

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer
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Hoyer Discussing Democratic Commitment to Middle Class in Tax Cut Deal on MSNBC

Clearly in the United States Senate, there need to be a bipartisan agreement in order to move forward. Harry Reid didn't have the votes to move forward without Republicans and so, discussion was essential. And frankly, Chris, desirable. We want to have a bipartisan agreement on this issue. We passed a bill of course over to the Senate which incorporated what we thought was the priority in making sure there was unemployment insurance available and secondly, that middle income taxpayers did not get any increase in their taxes on January 1st. That has not moved in the Senate as you know...

Majority Leader Hoyer Statement on 2011 Legislative Schedule

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December 8, 2010

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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Statement from the House Floor on Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts

One, we need to grow jobs. We need to have more jobs for our people. We need to grow our economy. The second was, we are very concerned about the deficit. I agree with both of those conclusions in this election. I think we need to do both of those. In the short term in order to grow the economy we have to invest in the economy and we need not take money out of the pockets of consumers...

Hoyer Announces Matheson Joining Democratic Whip Team for 112th Congress

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December 2, 2010

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer
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Addressing Business Items During Lame Duck Session on MSNBC

Obviously, the purpose of the meeting, which I thought was a constructive meeting, was to see if we can find common ground. Lawrence, I think we have common ground on the fact that I think all of us want to make sure that middle income Americans do not receive a tax increase on January 1st. I'm hopeful that we can move forward on that on which we have found common ground...

Hoyer Talks About TSA Concerns and Tax Cuts on CBS

Exactly what he says on this is he's for the 250,000 and under. That's his position. That's our position. Let me say that this election, as we know, was in my view essentially about two things. Number one, we hadn't grown jobs quickly enough. We hadn't grown the economy and concern about the deficit. Now if you're going to try to balance those two things one of the things you don't want to do is have average working americans have an increase in their taxes...

Office of the Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer