Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer Statement on Women's History Month

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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

Republicans don’t agree on how to replace the ACA? Sad!

Last night, the President said once again that Republicans would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

But with what exactly? He didn’t say.

That’s because the GOP continues to be deeply divided over how to replace the Affordable Care Act and prevent millions of Americans from losing coverage or seeing costs skyrocket. Here’s a look at how their dysfunction is playing out in the headlines:

Politico: Republicans near make-or-break moment on Obamacare repeal

Morning Round-up: “Details Remain Scarce” Edition

Don’t just take our word for it – a look at the headlines shows that we aren’t the only ones who thought the President’s speech was long on empty rhetoric and short on substance:

Roll Call: In Joint Address, Trump Offers Congress Few Policy Details

Hoyer Discusses President Trump's Joint Address to Congress on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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

UPDATED: Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Address to Congress

For Immediate Release:

February 28, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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

Hoyer Discusses President Trump's Joint Address to Congress on MSNBC's "For the Record with Greta"

For Immediate Release:

February 28, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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

Hoyer: Americans Must Stand Together Against Hatred Of All Forms

For Immediate Release:

February 28, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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

That didn't take long.

Just as we predicted, House Republicans are back to the drawing board on their draft reconciliation bill. From the Hill:

“A day after House conservatives panned a leaked GOP draft ObamaCare replacement plan, a top Republican leader on Tuesday described the proposed legislation as ‘no longer even a viable draft that we’re working off of.’”

Hoyer Statement on the Declaration of Famine in Parts of South Sudan

For Immediate Release:

February 24, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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

Just when we thought we’d heard it all…

... we see a headline like this: GOP Congressman Says A Drop In The Number Of Insured People Could Be "A Good Thing"

And that's coming from the Chair of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health, Rep. Mike Burgess (R-TX). We'd wager that most Americans don't agree that kicking millions of people off their health coverage is a "good thing."