Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

July 29, 2015

Yesterday, Speaker Boehner announced that today would be the last day of votes before the House adjourns for the August District Work Period.

June 29, 2015

Following months of inaction to keep the Export-Import Bank open, House Republicans have decided to shut down the Bank tomorrow, June 30, putting thousands of American jobs at risk.

June 23, 2015

ICYMI, yesterday House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about a number of issues, including reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. 

June 18, 2015

In case you missed colloquy today, Leader McCarthy confirmed three times that House GOP leaders have no plans to allow a vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. 

June 18, 2015

Today’s quote of the day is brought to you by Senator Lindsey Graham, who continues to remind his GOP colleagues why the Export-Import Bank is critical to America’s competiveness:

June 17, 2015

If you’re keeping a tally of business leaders calling on House Republicans to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before its charter expires on June 30, you can add one more to your list: General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt. 

June 10, 2015

As GOP leadership continues to refuse to put a bill on the Floor to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before the June 30 deadline, we wanted to make sure you saw that Chairman Hensarling’s own witness at the Financial Services Committee hearing last week, Rachael Cox, doesn’t even agree with his position that the Ex-Im Bank should close. 

June 3, 2015

We wanted to be sure you saw the latest effort from business community leaders urging Republican leaders to schedule a vote on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank:

June 1, 2015

Majority Leader McCarthy claims in his memo outlining the House Floor schedule for the month of June that House Republicans want to “preserve American interests abroad, grow our economy, and increase commerce.”

May 20, 2015

As the June 30 deadline for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank nears, House Republican leaders continue to cater to the far-right wing of their party instead of the American business owners they represent, who receive export financing assistance that helps them compete with businesses overseas. 

May 20, 2015

Wanted to be sure you saw today’s column by General James L. Jones – former National Security Advisor, supreme allied commander Europe, and commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps – in USA Today with some choice words for Ex-Im Bank opponents on why we need to reauthorize the Bank’s charter before it expires on June 30.

April 30, 2015

Last year, financing from the Export-Import Bank supported hundreds of thousands of jobs and over $27 billion in U.S. exports, but several House Republican leaders are ready to let its charter expire on June 30. 

April 30, 2015

Wanted to be sure you saw today’s Republican quote of the day – from none other than Speaker John Boehner –  highlighting the critical role the Export-Import Bank plays in strengthening our national economy and creating jobs for hardworking Americans. 

April 28, 2015

With the Export-Import Bank set to expire on June 30, the pressure to reauthorize the Bank – and protect the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports – continues to grow. 

April 24, 2015

For your amusement, we thought we'd pass along the following graphic House Republicans recently released...

March 18, 2015

Yesterday, House Republicans unveiled their 2016 budget resolution, filled with the same partisan rhetoric and gimmicks we’ve come to expect from the GOP.

March 17, 2015

If Republicans thought they found a clever way to hide the fact that they’re breaking the defense spending sequester cap, they should think again.

March 4, 2015

Yesterday, the House finally acted to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year and provide the agency with the resources it needs to keep Americans safe. 

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. 

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