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Whip Hoyer and Senate Democrats: GOP Filibuster Of Short-Term FAA Extension Will Cost Thousands Of Jobs, At Least $1 Billion Unless It Is Ended Now

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) will join Senators Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Jay Rockefeller, and Barbara Boxer in a news conference TODAY, August 3, at 11:30AM to call on Republicans to stop their reckless games with airline safety. Democrats will call on Republicans to stop letting extremists in their party block the common-sense FAA reauthorization bill.

Afternoon Roundup: "Opportunity Lost" Edition

Wanted to be sure you saw these op-eds and editorials after House Republicans backed away from negotiating a larger, comprehensive agreement to reduce the deficit and ensure America pays its bills. While Republicans have said they agree that we must pay our nation’s bills and argue that deficit reduction is critical to boosting the economy and creating jobs, they continue to fight for tax breaks for the wealthy while ending Medicare, rather than compromising on a balanced agreement.

Hoyer Statement Supporting NARFE Members

For Immediate Release:

March 7, 2011

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Maureen Beach, Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
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Hoyer Statement Supporting NTEU Members

For Immediate Release:

March 2, 2011

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Maureen BeachDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
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Hoyer Speaks in Regards to the Shootings in Tucson, Arizona on the House Floor

This week we pause the work of the House to mourn the loss of lives of six of our fellow citizens. One of those born on that day of tragedy and carnage when thousands were slain and equally -- in an equally indiscriminate, heinous act of hate. Citizens shot dead on Saturday in Tucson in pursuit of the right to peaceably assemble. . The amendment which Gabrielle Giffords read on this floor...

Obama's plan to freeze federal salaries gets a cold reception

For Immediate Release:

November 29, 2010

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By Joe Davidson
Washington Post

Winter is not officially here yet, but a freeze is falling over the federal workplace.

Don't expect a spring thaw.

Unlike Mother Nature, who provides warm conditions at regular intervals, Uncle Sam plans to freeze federal salaries for two years.

It's a move that leaves federal employees cold.

"This would save $2 billion over the rest of this fiscal year and $28 billion in cumulative savings over the next five years," President Obama said Monday.

Hoyer Discusses Verdict on Charlie Rangel Investigation on CNN

The important thing is that the ethics process worked. Charlie Rangel is obviously a popular member of the House, and a powerful member of the House. Certain facts were elicited. The committee considered them and obviously, they have come out with a judgment...