Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

March 23, 2017

As we all sit here and wonder whether there will be a vote today, here’s a quick look at how negotiations are going

March 23, 2017

Just so we’re all clear on what Republicans are talking about taking away from the American people in order to buy more votes, see below for a handy Twitter post from NPR.

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March 23, 2017

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Americans disapprove of #TrumpCare 56 to 17%.  That’s right – only 17% of Americans support the GOP’s plan. 

March 23, 2017

In their efforts to win over the House Freedom Caucus – who continue to move the goal posts, apparently – GOP leaders are losing some of their moderates.

March 23, 2017

We'll follow regular order, they said. We're going to be open and transparent, they promised. 

March 23, 2017

Some rough headlines this morning for our Republican friends. 

March 22, 2017

Less than 24 hours until TrumpCare is on the Floor:

March 22, 2017

Sounds like #TrumpCare is in serious trouble. 25 > 22….

March 20, 2017

Today’s GOP Quote of the Day comes from Representative Justin Amash (MI-3), who tweeted about the GOP bill to make Americans #PayMoreForLess this morning. 

March 14, 2017

This morning’s headlines show the GOP in disarray now that the consequences of the repeal bill have been unveiled – and it’s clear President Trump is breaking his promise to provide “insurance to everybody.” 

March 10, 2017

If you like your health care and want to keep it, Republicans say: Too bad.

March 10, 2017

For those of you who aren’t tuned into the Ways and Means Committee markup this evening, here’s what you missed…

 

March 10, 2017

While we wait for a CBO score, expected next week, Brookings is out with their estimate of the impacts of the GOP #PayMoreForLess ACA repeal bill and – shocker – the news is NOT good for Republicans.

March 9, 2017

Speaker Ryan’s lengthy defense of the GOP’s repeal bill today is just begging for a fact check, so here we go..

March 8, 2017

There were a number of dubious claims made during Chairman Brady’s opening remarks this morning; we’ll point out just two of the biggest whoppers below:

March 8, 2017

The hits keep coming for the GOP, as opposition to their #PayMoreForLess repeal bill continues to mount. Check out what the American Medical Association – an organization that knows a thing or two about health care – had to say.

March 8, 2017

Before tuning into the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committee markups this morning, here’s another reminder that Republicans are rushing the process and have no idea what the impact of their bill will be, courtesy of Senator Mike Lee (R-UT).

March 8, 2017

As you read Speaker Ryan’s op-ed in USA Today this morning, we thought we’d offer a look at how Ryan’s rhetoric on the House GOP’s ACA repeal bill compares to reality:

March 7, 2017

After seven years, they finally showed Members of Congress and the American people their ACA repeal bill. But these couldn’t have been the headlines that GOP leaders were hoping for…

March 7, 2017

It’s taken seven years to see the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and it’s no wonder they’ve kept it hidden from the American people for so long. 

March 3, 2017

Today’s GOP Quote of the Day is brought to you by Senator John Cornyn on the GOP’s missing ACA repeal bill

March 1, 2017

Then: Speaker Ryan said when he took the gavel in October 2015: “Open up the process. Let people participate.”

March 1, 2017

Last night, the President said once again that Republicans would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

March 1, 2017

Don’t just take our word for it – a look at the headlines shows that we aren’t the only ones who thought the President’s speech was long on empty rhetoric and short on substance.

February 28, 2017

Just as we predicted, House Republicans are back to the drawing board on their draft reconciliation bill.

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