Congress

Hoyer and Minority Leader Boehner on ABC's

I think it's accurate there's spending fatigue on Capitol Hill and around the country as well. People are concerned about the debt level, and we are as well. Clearly, you cannot not continue to stimulate an economy that is still struggling to get out of the deep ditch that we found it in, about 18 months ago..

Hoyer Giving Speech on the Defense Authorization Act on House Floor

The motivating force for young people in this country was civil rights. It was about living out the promise of American equaly. It was about a commitment of this country, which was the bedrock of this country, that all men were created equal, and endowed not by us, but by their creator with certain unalienable rights...

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...