Republican Outrages

By Refusing to Compromise, GOP Chooses Not to Govern for the Middle Class

For Immediate Release:

August 1, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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NY Times Editorial: Republicans Hiding Truth on Sequestration

We keep talking about how Republicans are rewriting history when they try to falsely pin fault on President Obama for the upcoming sequestration.  After all, 174 House Republicans voted for the measure that Politico said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was “the chief Republican architect of.”  Today’s

Quote of the Day: GOP Rep. Says Party Too Willing to Accommodate its Most Extreme Members

Wanted to make sure you all saw this quote from Republican Rep. Richard Hanna, which perfectly sums up the state of play on Capitol Hill right now, as Republicans refuse to work with Democrats to pass middle class tax relief—even though both sides agree on the need for it and the Senate has already passed a bill.

Syracuse Post Standard: Rep. Hanna: Fellow Republicans indulge the party's extreme members too much

Anatomy of a Boehner Quote

Lately up here on Capitol Hill, the GOP has engaged in quite a bit of revisionist history on the sequester, hoping the American people will conveniently forget that 174 House Republicans (including all of the senior leadership) voted for a measure that Politico said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was “the chief Republican architect of.”

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...