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Leader Hoyer on MSNBC's Hardball Discussing the 9/11 Health Bill and Don't Ask Don't Tell

I think we had a lot of very important things that we wanted to get done and what the election did was it took away the high motivation for obstructionism that I think existed prior to the election. As a result, we were able to sit down at the table and agree on some things and move forward. The 9/11 bill, as you know, just got 70% of the votes that were cast...

Gay Rights Advocates Say Dem Leader Hoyer Saved ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal

Yes, I played a role and we had a strategy at the end which said, okay, you can't pass it in the defense bill as we did in the House. We'll put that bill as a separate item. I discussed it with the advocates. I discussed it with the Senate and the Republican Senators and Senator Lieberman and with Speaker Pelosi and I suggested this strategy which we pursued and was successful. But this is an effort that has been a very long effort, literally involving thousands of people who have worked very, very hard...

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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