Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

April 1, 2014

MYTHThe Republican budget balances in 10 years.

March 31, 2014

As House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan prepares to unveil his fiscal year 2015 budget tomorrow, experts agree that he must employ even more fuzzy math* than last year in order to meet his unrealistic budget goals.

March 27, 2014

Well, it looks like reporters could have saved their time and reprinted their budget preview stories from last year.

March 19, 2014

More than 5 million Americans and counting have now signed up for private coverage through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces, but House Republicans continue to waste time with pointless repeal votes and claiming that they’re going to come up with a health care reform alternative (which is always the same old ideas that don’t address the real issue, and that they never actually put into legislative form).

March 6, 2014

In the “completely unbelievable” news category, we’ve got yesterday’s remarkable actions by Chairman Issa to deny Democrats, in particular Ranking Member Cummings, the opportunity to speak and ask questions during a hearing.

March 6, 2014

This morning, POLITICO asks the question we’ve been asking ourselves for awhile: “And the GOP economic plan is … ?” 

March 5, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office found that raising the minimum wage would lift 900,000 people out of poverty.

February 26, 2014

And the pressure keeps on building…

February 26, 2014

As House Republicans plan their 50th vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican advisors are recognizing that an obsessive focus on taking away important patient protections may not be the smartest message.

February 18, 2014

If you were hoping that the House was going to keep getting things done this year, House Republicans have disappointing news for you.

February 5, 2014

A look at the headlines today shows House Republicans divided (once again).

February 4, 2014

As Republicans continue to squabble over what to demand in return for allowing our country to pay its bills, we thought these comments by Speaker Boehner were really, really interesting:

February 3, 2014

The latest push for action on immigration reform comes from an unexpected source – former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL). 

January 31, 2014

Here we go again…

January 30, 2014

After almost 50 votes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the law remains in place and continues to benefit millions of Americans.

January 30, 2014

While Republicans continue to ignore millions of Americans still struggling to find work (some even claiming that “the situation has been dealt with”), a new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the percentage of the long-term unemployed remains above pre-recession highs in 41 states.

January 17, 2014

It appears that Republicans refuse to learn from their past mistakes.

January 9, 2014

While Americans around the country are calling for action – with a recent poll showing 58 percent of voters support renewing emergency unemployment benefits – House Republicans are still refusing to take action to renew this assistance that expired last month for 1.3 million Americans.

January 8, 2014

As temperatures have dropped in Washington, the heat is rising for Republicans who continue to oppose extending emergency unemployment insurance.  

January 6, 2014

Congress’ first priority at the start of 2014 should be an extension of emergency unemployment insurance for millions of Americans still struggling to find work.

January 6, 2014

The Republican “Do-Nothing” Congress strikes again.  Looking toward the November mid-term elections, Majority Leader Eric Cantor has laid out an agenda for 2014 that makes it clear that Republicans still aren’t interested in getting anything done.  

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