Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

July 9, 2014

Newsflash for our GOP friends: the majority of Americans – including Republicans – still want Congress to act on immigration reform.

June 25, 2014

Yesterday, House Democrats, led by Rep. Denny Heck, introduced legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

June 23, 2014

Once again, House Republicans are acting against their own claims that they are the pro-business and pro-jobs party championing  economic growth and opportunity.

June 20, 2014

In recent weeks, House Republicans have gone silent on the Affordable Care Act, abandoning their pursuit of votes and hearings intended to repeal the healthcare law.

June 20, 2014

House Republican leaders continue to ignore the mounting pressure to fix our broken immigration system, but maybe they will change their tune after reading today’s Washington Post editorial. 

June 6, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has already benefited millions of American families: lifetime limits have been eliminated, Americans cannot be denied care or dropped because of a pre-existing condition, and young people can be covered on their parents’ plan until age 26.

May 29, 2014

House Republican leaders are trying to have their cake and eat it too. They claim to want comprehensive immigration reform, and yet they have not allowed a single vote to fix our broken system.

May 19, 2014

In another attempt to ignore the mounting pressure to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, House Republican leaders are set to block an immigration amendment from one of their own members – the ENLIST Act – from being considered as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week.

May 12, 2014

Before you head home on this sunny Monday afternoon, we wanted to make sure you saw that the business community is pushing House Republicans to take action on immigration reform.

May 12, 2014

Today’s headlines don’t bode well for House Republicans, who are recovering from a pretty bad week last week. 

May 9, 2014

Today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, former Massachusetts Governor and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney joined Republicans Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty in voicing support for raising the minimum wage:

May 9, 2014

House Republicans are ending their week on a rough note with today’s scathing NY Times editorial highlighting their partisan efforts to politicize the Benghazi tragedy instead of tackling critical legislative priorities.

May 8, 2014

Wanted to make sure you saw this USA Today editorial on House Republicans’ fiscally irresponsible bill to extend the R&D tax credit on the Floor today.

May 7, 2014

We know you’re all focused on the contempt resolution and Benghazi, but don’t forget that the House will be debating a permanent extension of the research & development tax credit later this afternoon.

May 7, 2014

This morning’s headline says it all. Instead of focusing on bipartisan legislation this week as originally intended, the GOP just couldn’t help themselves. 

May 6, 2014

While Republicans ignore the majority of Americans who support raising the minimum wage, will they ignore fellow Republicans? This week, Rick Santorum is following in Tim Pawlenty’s footsteps and calling for his colleagues to raise the minimum wage

May 1, 2014

Note to Speaker Boehner: your "I was just kidding" defense for attacking your own Members for not moving immigration reform doesn't seem to be working.

April 30, 2014

As Budget Chairman Paul Ryan continues his “poverty messaging tour” today, with both a Budget hearing and CBC meeting, your ever-helpful Democratic Whip press shop put some questions together for you to ask him.

April 25, 2014

Wanted to make sure you saw Speaker Boehner’s comments yesterday admitting yet again that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and that repealing it may not be so easy after all.

April 25, 2014

Considering his refusal to bring a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the Floor, we find it pretty ironic that Speaker Boehner was mocking his conference yesterday at an event in his district over their resistance to taking action.

April 16, 2014

Add Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to the growing list of Republicans urging Speaker Boehner to bring the Senate’s bipartisan bill to renew emergency unemployment insurance to the Floor.

April 9, 2014

As the House prepares to vote tomorrow on the Ryan budget, we present you with a roundup of recent articles highlighting just how disastrous it would be for our economy, for the most vulnerable in our society, for our long-term fiscal outlook – and for Republicans themselves:

April 3, 2014

Before the House Republican budget comes to the Floor next week (assuming they get over their divisions and come up with the votes, of course) we thought you’d enjoy seeing how some editorial cartoonists reviewed it:

April 2, 2014

Unfortunately, the Wall Street Journal seems to have missed a few important points about the harmful Republican budget – well, maybe more than just a few. 

April 2, 2014

In response to the release of the Republican budget proposal yesterday, Bloomberg offered interesting commentary on the stark contrast between this partisan proposal and fellow Republican Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s tax-reform plan.  

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