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Hoyer Statement on Senate Vote on DISCLOSE Act

For Immediate Release:

July 16, 2012

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Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform and House Contempt Vote on MSNBC

For Immediate Release:

June 29, 2012

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Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform and House Contempt Vote on MSNBC

"We thought the bill was constitutional. The Supreme Court has said it's constitutional. It's within our powers and we think the American public can be more secure today than they were yesterday with the assurance that they're going to have access to affordable, quality health care."

Hoyer: Partisan Contempt Vote A “Sad Day” for House

For Immediate Release:

June 28, 2012

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

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Even Senate Republicans Want Nothing to Do With Politically Motivated Contempt Vote

As we head into tomorrow, we here in the Democratic Whip Press Shop wanted to make sure you saw this article from The Hill noting the trepidation from Senate Republicans over the contempt vote. We have been saying for days that the contempt vote on the Floor tomorrow is a baseless, politically-motivated fishing expedition that is nothing more than a distraction from critical issues like highways, student loans and middle class tax relief.

Hoyer Sends Letter to Democratic Caucus on the Republican Summer Agenda

For Immediate Release:

June 18, 2012

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Morning Roundup: Legislative Priorities

We’ve got two weeks to go before the highway bill expires and student loan interest rate doubles. So obviously Republicans are taking action on these critical items – oh, wait. No, they’re not. Instead they’re focusing on… deadly force to protect salmon? We’re sure Americans across the country who are looking for work are relieved to know Republicans are on top of it.

From National Journal: Conservation Bill on Tap In House

Hoyer Statement on President Obama's Speech on the Economy

For Immediate Release:

June 14, 2012

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

GOP Admits to Placing Political Priorities Over American People

Looks like Republicans have given up trying to hide their true priorities.  While Americans and businesses are facing economic uncertainty, Republicans are now admitting that they’re slowing down the legislative process on purpose in the hopes of postponing debate on critical items until after the election, when they hope things will be more in their favor. 

Two Republicans are quoted in this Wall Street Journal article about their plan to delay legislation until the next Congress:

The Ripple Effect

Yesterday, we highlighted some harsh truths former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida said at a breakfast with reporters, during which he pointed out that confrontation has become the new norm for Congressional Republicans. But as Dana Milbank points out in his Washington Post column, Jeb Bush’s statement has caused several other prominent Republicans to admit their discontent with their party’s style of governing.