Congress

Congressional Strategies During Time of Hot Button Issues on MSNBC

Frankly, I think, Ed, the Republican strategy is to see failure by Democrats and by the President. The problem with that is when we don't solve problems, it's not Democrats that lose, our country loses...

Discussion on Threats Against Members of Congress on CBS

I think they're taking them very seriously. As you heard, some of the threats are very serious and a threat of bodily harm to members. I think it's appropriate that each one of us take this seriously. Whether we've had threats made against us or not, clearly the Capital Police and the FBI are taking them seriously and investigating. The bottom line is we need to be very careful in public life that our rhetoric does not turn to icitement of violence or violent acts...

Hoyer on Passing the Health Care Bill on MSNBC

We're going to finish the job that we started. We had a big victory. Set the Health Care Bill to the President for signature. He's going to sign it tomorrow morning and we're going to finish the bill with the amendments called the reconciliation, reconciling the differences between the House and the Senate. And when they pass that and send it to the President, that will be the law. If they make some changes we'll certainly be ready to receive them and consider them...

Hoyer Talks Votes to Passing Health Care Bill on CNBC

I think we're close and I think we'll have the votes on Sunday. Clearly I think members have concluded that we're accomplishing the objectives we set out to do in terms of making insurance affordable for families...

Health Care Reform in Congress on CBS

We needed to provide access to affordable health care for all Americans and all families. That is the single best selling point because if we don't do that, the system is more expensive, less efficient, our nation is less healthy, and all Americans who have insurance are paying about $1,000 extra in their policies to accomplish that objective...

Steny Hoyer Opening Remarks at the White House Health Care Summit

We should have available an affordable health care to every American citizen to every family. I suppose there are a whole lot of every Americans and American families listening to us today and watching us. And they're hoping that we're all sitting around here talking about them, not about us...

Talks on Upcoming Bipartisan Health Care Summit on Fox

Like the President, we're all focused on a comprehensive health care reform bill, which we think the American people really will support when they know the component parts of it because the polling data shows that when you ask not are you for the health care reform bill, which has been perceived by some as creating confrontation and division as a result of the congressional consideration...

Impression of Obama's Health Care Speech on Morning Joe

In the polls I have seen this morning, they did respond all over the country very positively to this speech. The President did what he needed to do first of all he made it very clear there is a very big problem. We've got to deal with that the present system is not sustainable from a financial standpoint for individuals, for families, for businesses, small, medium and large and for the government...

Talks on Health Reform Bill Progress on Fox News

I worked closely with them. They're all for health care reform, as was John McCain and Barack Obama. This was during the course of the campaign last year. The issue they have is a specific in terms of ways of doing that, and they are discussing that. They will have the votes for some changes in the Bill. I am not sure. The Bills could be marked up over the next four days or five days and we will see, but certain and that the Blue Dogs want to vote for health. They need to make sure that everyone in America has access to affordable health care...

Hoyer Affirms Budget Proposed by President Obama on Squawkbox

President Obama said was he was going to submit an honest budget and says this is a much more reasonable and honest budget that includes the cost of the war which we're not including previously, the cost of adjusting the minimum tax. I think it realistically puts forward a plan to get us to halve the budget deficit by the end of President Obama's first term.