Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

February 25, 2015

Today, former Republican DHS Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff had some choice words for House Republicans about playing politics with national security. 

February 25, 2015

As we get closer to a Republican shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Members of the GOP conference are increasingly “sounding the alarms.”

February 24, 2015

Which one of these did House Republicans promise to do in their Pledge to America...

February 24, 2015

As the House returns to session today – with only four days left to avoid a DHS shutdown – we wanted to be sure you saw this morning’s Washington Post editorial highlighting Republicans’ inability to govern responsibly, which is placing national security risk.

February 19, 2015

With only four legislative days left until DHS shuts down, more Republican Senators are coming out in support of immediate action to fund the Department (ie, that clean funding bill we’ve been talking about for weeks). 

February 13, 2015

Another day, another dose of GOP infighting. The intraparty conflict continues – and worsens –  as we mark two weeks until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding.

February 13, 2015

Don’t miss today’s editorial in USA Today (full text below) calling out Republicans for threatening to shut down the Department of Homeland Security over a tantrum on immigration. 

February 12, 2015

GOP infighting continues as Senate and House Republican leaders struggle to come up with a strategy to avoid a DHS shutdown before the February 27 deadline.

February 12, 2015

National Journal’s review of the first six weeks of the GOP-led 114th Congress isn’t kind. 

February 11, 2015

Wanted to be sure you saw today’s Republican quote of the day urging Republican leaders to pass a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, courtesy of Republican Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois (who has clearly changed his tune from yesterday).

February 11, 2015

A look at today’s headlines shows that Republicans remain deeply divided over how to fund the Department of Homeland Security as we near the February 27 deadline (we know you’re completely shocked).

January 29, 2015

Even though pressure continues to mount for Republicans to pass a clean DHS funding bill that will keep our communities safe and secure, they are “increasingly unworried” about shutting down DHS. 

January 26, 2015

It’s only the fourth week of the 114th Congress, and divisions within the Republican Party are on full display.

January 22, 2015

...and sit back and watch the latest episode in the soap opera that is the GOP conference. 

January 16, 2015

With one month left for Americans to sign up for health care coverage for 2015, we thought we’d show (in gifs) how Republicans are continuing to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that millions of Americans are benefiting from the affordable, quality health care the law provides.

January 15, 2015

Yesterday, House Republicans put national security at risk by attaching draconian, anti-immigrant amendments to a DHS funding bill. 

January 14, 2015

As House Republican leaders play games with our national security by attaching poison pill amendments to must-pass DHS funding legislation, here’s an interesting development: they are quickly losing support from their own Members. 

January 13, 2015

As the Department of Homeland Security funding bill comes to the House Floor today, House Republicans are facing an interesting source of opposition to their plans: Senate Republicans.

December 29, 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we wanted to be sure you saw this roundup of good news you can celebrate as you prepare to ring in the new year. 

December 29, 2014

Today’s GOP quote of the day is another reminder that it’s time for Republicans to take action to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, courtesy of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

December 18, 2014

As this week’s headlines continue to blast the Republican-led, “do-nothing” 113th Congress, we wanted to make sure you saw the latest recap.

December 18, 2014

At the end of this month, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act will expire, creating uncertainty for businesses that want to invest in our economy and create more jobs here at home. 

December 17, 2014

We wanted to make sure you saw this brutal summary of the Republican-led 113th Congress, which has earned its “do-nothing” title after being the least productive, most closed Congress in modern history.

December 17, 2014

After Republicans refused to take up comprehensive immigration reform this Congress and instead focused on partisan bills to respond to the President’s executive actions, we wanted to make sure you saw today’s new poll showing the majority of Americans agree with Democrats that it’s time for Congress to act on comprehensive reform.

December 3, 2014

Time to buckle up – House Republicans are back on Cruz Control. 

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