Transportation

Hoyer Calls for Congress to Address Critical Legislation, Not Partisan Energy Bills

“I am pleased to follow my friend, the distinguished Majority Leader, Mr. Cantor. I'm going to have some remarks, but before I get to those remarks, I want to give you some statistics that I know you'll find very interesting, and I want you to take them to heart.

Hoyer: House Republicans Should Stop Delaying Highway Bill

For Immediate Release:

June 20, 2012

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Another Week by a Do-Nothing Congress: GOP Priorities Continue to Hurt Middle Class, Economic Stability

For Immediate Release:

June 19, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Republicans Continue to Ignore Critical Job Creation Legislation

For Immediate Release:

June 8, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer: No Action by House Republicans on Critical Legislation This Week

For Immediate Release:

June 8, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer: No Action by House Republicans on Critical Legislation This Week

“Mr. Speaker, some of the most pressing legislative items were nowhere to be found on the Floor this week. We had an opportunity to make headway on critical legislation. Unfortunately, the leadership provided no action. Not solutions, not action, only obstruction and delay.

Suggested Questions for GOP Press Conference

We here in the Democratic Whip Press shop thought we’d pass along a few questions you may want to ask Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor at today’s press conference:

NYTs Editorial: The Bills to Nowhere

Just as we’ve been saying since the GOP released their Summer Agenda, today’s New York Times Editorial takes House Republicans to task for their misplaced priorities, taking up political bills instead of focusing on restoring our economy and creating jobs.

Some highlights:

“Yet the House … won’t move the stalled transportation bill, holding up billions of dollars — and millions of jobs — on road and transit projects, apparently out of fear it might help the economy and thus the political fortunes of Democrats.”

The Boehner Backflip

Today, Speaker Boehner suggested the possibility of a six month extension of the highway bill, after his own House Republicans have failed to coalesce around a bill, despite months of deliberations.

Boehner then:

Hoyer Statement on Republican Obstruction of Highway Bill

For Immediate Release:

June 7, 2012

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

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