Republican Outrages

Hoyer Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform and House Contempt Vote on MSNBC

For Immediate Release:

June 29, 2012

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform and House Contempt Vote on MSNBC

"We thought the bill was constitutional. The Supreme Court has said it's constitutional. It's within our powers and we think the American public can be more secure today than they were yesterday with the assurance that they're going to have access to affordable, quality health care."

GOP Admits to Placing Political Priorities Over American People

Looks like Republicans have given up trying to hide their true priorities.  While Americans and businesses are facing economic uncertainty, Republicans are now admitting that they’re slowing down the legislative process on purpose in the hopes of postponing debate on critical items until after the election, when they hope things will be more in their favor. 

Two Republicans are quoted in this Wall Street Journal article about their plan to delay legislation until the next Congress:

Hoyer Statement on the Indiana Senate Race

For Immediate Release:

May 9, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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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.

Whip Hoyer Floor Statement on the GOP's Playing Politics with a Balanced Budget Amendment

The American public is rightfully very distressed with the Congress of the United States. They’re distressed that a time of great challenge and great risk, we fiddle while the debt threatens to burn us, to place our country in the position of being judged un-creditworthy. That is not worthy of this Congress, or any one of us who serves in this Congress...

Hoyer Discussing the Debt Limit on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show

I think we can get Democratic votes, if it is a balanced program, and that's the key. A balanced program. the Republicans have walked out on plans that were balanced.  They did so in the Bowles Simpson Commission. They did so in the Biden talks, and frankly they walked away when Mr. Boehner and President Obama were talking about a balanced plan...

Important Graphs

A collection of graphs produced by the Whip's office, most of which have been used on the House floor by Democratic Whip Hoyer.