Republican Outrages

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?...

Whip Hoyer Debates Majority Leader Cantor on Government Shutdown

...shutting down the government was not a process that was useful for our economy, for jobs, for our people, or for the services th are expected of us. what is useful is for us to rationally provide a context in which negotiations which quite obviously have not yet been completed are completed...

Hoyer on the Floor Highlighting GOP Hypocrisy on the CR and the 2012 GOP Budget

...budgets are not simply about dollars and cents. They are about values and priorities. And the debate over spending has revealed the Republican priorities. First, Republicans passed a spending plan for the remainder of the fiscal year that would cripple America's ability to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build its competitors...

Whip Hoyer on CNBC Discussing the CR Negotiations and the 2012 GOP Budget Proposal

...There's so many Republicans taking the position that you either take what we passed, we'll not compromise, or we're going to shut down the government. That won't work...

Hoyer Floor Statement on GOP’s Deem and Pass Bill

“April fool's, America. This is a joke, America. This is not real, America. As a matter of fact, Mr. Wooddall of Georgia says it's not real; it's not going to pass the Senate. He made that very clear. The Majority Leader just said if the Senate won't take what we give them we're going to shut down the government. That's what he just said. And that's what I believe to be the case...

Hoyer: It’s Time to Find Common Ground and Prevent A Government Shutdown

“In 1998, as a Republican Congress was struggling to compromise with a Democratic president on a budget bill, a Member of the House rose to speak to what he called ‘the Perfectionist Caucus’—those Members who stood against compromise under any circumstances. Here’s what he said: ‘Now, my fine friends who are perfectionists, each in their own world, where they are petty dictators, could write a perfect bill…