Foreign Affairs

Hoyer Delivers National Security Speech at CSIS

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this morning on Democrats’ record on national security and a comprehensive security strategy that uses all of our tools to keep Americans safe at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic & International Studies...

Hoyer Opens Debate on Health Reform

Today, March 21, 2010, we will cross another bridge. It is not a physical bridge but it is a bridge that too many Americans find that they cannot cross, a river that separates them from the security of having available the best health care that is available in the world. Available to them. We are here to conclude a day of debate which concludes months of debate in a national conversation that began more than a century ago. But this much is beyond debate. American health care is on an unsustainable course...

Hoyer Joined With Minority Whip Cantor to Discuss the Allegations Surround Congressman Massa on NBC

I thought the Ethics Committee was the appropriate venue in which to have this matter quickly investigated and resolved, and in fact, of course, within three weeks, as you know, the Congressman decided that the charges that were pending, or the situation that existed, was serious enough that he was going to resign from Congress...

Lead-Up to Health Care Summit Discussed on CNBC

I think the American public probably know pretty well what to discuss and that's a discussion of one of the most serious issues confronting our country, that's the cost of health care, availability of health care to our families and to our businesses and the cost to our country. The Americans i talk to all over this country understand that health care needs to be reformed...

General Debate on Pay-As-You-Go Rules on House Floor

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, as we have on numerous occasions we just raised the liability -- or the ability to b the -- those obligations, of course, come from actions america's already taken. Those actions cannot be changed. So was necessary to pay the bill. but we can and must confront our record debt going forward...

Rules for Debate on Raising Federal Debt Limit on House Floor

The gentleman who represents the minority party on the Rules Committee has confronted this issue in the past. He confronted it in 2002, he confronted it in 2003, he confronted it in 2004 and again in 2005. On each of those occasions he voted to increase the debt limit. His party was in charge. Unfortunately my party voted against it at that point in time because we weren't in charge. The point I make is that the American public too often believes that we do not do what we think is the responsible thing for our country but what think is the right thing to do from the perspective of our party...

Countdown to State of the Union on MSNBC

Democrats will get something done. Well, tonight, President Obama is having a healing tone. And toughest from the President as well and the conviction and House Majority Leader and we're waiting to hear what the President has to say...

Finalizing Talks on Health Care Reform Bill on CNBC

I think it's sufficient to say that we're very close. We're working very hard. As you can tell, we've been working very long hours to try to get this done for the American people. And the President's been very engaged in our discussions, as you know, we've been at the White House now on three out of the last four days. And my expectation is that we will be getting very close today...

Health Care Reform Analyzed on the Early Show

We hope it will be more than that and if it is, that will be a bonus. But it obviously takes 218 votes to pass the bill. That's what we're looking for. But the real focus is on the substance of this Bill and what it does for America...

Discussing the House Health Care Bill on MSNBC

Frankly, the Republicans createded what is called the medicare advantage. Medicare advantage has private sector. It's overpaid. Almost everybody believes it's overpaid by 10% to as much as 25% or 30%...