Republican Outrages

Hoyer on CNBC's Squawkbox Contrasting the Budget Priorities of the GOP and the Democrats

We need to reach agreement, we need to reach agreement on extending the debt limit so that this country pays its bills and doesn't put the domestic or international marketplace in chaos. We need to come to agreement how we're going to cut spending if our children and grandchildren are going to inherit a country that is successful and competitive in the international markets...

Hoyer on House Floor: Republican Budget Has Disastrous Priorities that Hurt Working Class Americans

Today, President Obama is speaking on a plan to confront our nation’s unsustainable deficits. I believe it will stand in stark contrast to the Republican budget: a budget of disastrous priorities that concentrates its pain on middle- and working-class Americans, while creating yet another windfall for the wealthy—at a time when income inequality is at a height we haven’t seen since the 1920s.The Republican budget ends Medicare as we know it...

Whip Hoyer Discusses the Potential Government Shutdown on MSNBC's The Last Word

...It's been self-evident for some period of time now, that this issue was not over dollars. We made substantial cuts in spending. We know we need to make cuts. We need to effect efficiencies and bring this deficit under control. the fact is this has not been about dollars. It's about social policy. it's been about, in particular, as you pointed out, women's health issues. and very frankly, it's a shame that we've come to the brink of shutting down the federal government over maintaining women's health...

Hoyer on the House Floor: Shutting Down the Government is the Wrong Thing to Do

“Henry Clay, one of the first Speakers of this House from the state of Kentucky, said ‘if you can't compromise, you cannot govern.’ That's why we are on the brink of shutting down government...

Whip Hoyer Discusses GOP Refusal to Compromise on Spending Deal on NBC's Today Show

No deal yet unfortunately. We have a history, a pattern of the Republicans taking control and shutting down the government as they did in 1995. It hasn't happened since then, even when we had disagreements when George Bush and the Democratic Congress. It's not an alternative we ought to be taking. I think we're very close. We have come 70% of the way in terms of dollars. That's a long way to go in terms of trying to reach compromise. now as the President and Harry Reid pointed out, there are social issues which the republicans are holding hostage the government...

Whip Hoyer Discusses GOP Refusal to Compromise on Spending Deal on CNN

...shutting down the government will have a very negative effect on the economy. Millions of people throughout the country as well as our federal employees and the services they perform. So it's not a good thing to do. Unfortunately, we've seen this scenario played out before in 1995...

Whip Hoyer Discusses GOP Refusal to Compromise on Spending Deal on MSNBC

...It's going to take some willingness on the other side to give a little bit. We have given 70% towards the dollars they wanted to reduce, and they have not given an inch on the policies that they want included, as Governor Daniels pointed out from Indiana, candidate for president for the republican side of the aisle, he said, look, make an agreement on numbers, let's get that stabilized first, leave the social issues to other bills, that's what we ought to do...

Whip Hoyer Discusses GOP Refusal to Compromise on Spending Deal on Fox News

...We agreed to 70% of the cuts proposed. 70%. The other side, founder of the patriot tea party said today if John Boehner brought in $99 billion, it wouldn't enough...

Whip Hoyer Speaks on the Floor on the Partisan GOP Continuing Resolution

...Why is this a viable piece of legislation on the floor? Because you think you can hold the government ransom for an additional $12 billion?...