Transportation

Hoyer Statement on Senate Republicans' Blocking Consideration of Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill

For Immediate Release:

August 1, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Fixed That For You: Republican Dysfunction Edition

After the activity on the House Floor today (pulling THUD, pulling 3 suspension bills – all because they don’t have the votes), we thought we’d help the headline writers out:

GOP Dysfunction On Full Display

It’s the last week before the August district work period, and Republican dysfunction is on full display. If you needed any more proof that Republicans have to work with Democrats to get things done because their Conference is so divided, look no further than what’s happened today: first they pull THUD appropriations from the Floor; now they’ve pulled 3 Oversight suspensions (H.R. 2711, 2579, and 1541) and are going to the Rules Committee to combine them into one bill that will return to the Floor to be considered under a closed rule. How the mighty have fallen.

Hoyer: Republican Cuts To Community Development Block Grants Are Egregious

For Immediate Release:

July 30, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer: Republican Cuts To Community Development Block Grants Are Egregious

“I thank the Gentleman. Let me start with the fact that I choose to believe that Mr. [Congressman Tom] Latham does not like this bill. Mr. Latham's not listening to me. Mr. Chairman, I wanted to say that [as] I start my debate, that I choose to believe that you do not like this bill. I know you. I've worked with you over a long period of time. This bill is insufficient to meet the obligations of this Subcommittee. It is unworthy of the support of this House.