Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

October 9, 2015

Another day, another dose of deep Republican divisions.

October 8, 2015

GOP divisions are on full display again this week, as Republican leaders continue to prevent the House from working its will on the Export-Import Bank – even though a clear majority of Members support reopening the Bank.

October 8, 2015

The refusal of House Republican leaders to allow a vote on legislation to reopen the Export-Import Bank is harming U.S. businesses and will cost hardworking Americans their jobs. 

October 8, 2015

The USA Today Editorial Board had a few words of advice for House Republicans this morning regarding their “transparently partisan” Benghazi committee: “time to wrap it up and tie a bow on it.” 

October 1, 2015

Although the House passed a clean, continuing resolution to fund the government yesterday, 151 Republicans still voted to shut down government once again.

October 1, 2015

Ahead of GOP leadership elections, House Republicans continue to be deeply divided over the Party’s path forward. 

October 1, 2015

We wanted to be sure you saw today’s Op-Ed in The Hill by Dave Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell International Inc., calling on Republicans to engage in “true leadership” and end their ideological attacks against the Export-Import Bank that are putting “American companies at a competitive disadvantage and prospects for growth and jobs at risk.”

September 24, 2015

As you could have guessed, Senate Republicans’ CR defunding Planned Parenthood was rejected this afternoon with eight Republican Senators voting against it. 

September 24, 2015

What happens when Republicans shut down the Export-Import Bank and cut off financing assistance to U.S. companies? Those companies will look for that assistance elsewhere.

September 24, 2015

As the House returns to session today, take a look at this morning’s NY Times editorial, which sums up Republicans’ shutdown saga quite well...

September 23, 2015

Will GOP leaders listen to the nearly dozen Republican freshmen who are calling on them to be “principled, pragmatic leaders” and take responsible action to avert another costly government shutdown?

September 22, 2015

After the ruinous Republican-led shutdown in 2013, Speaker John Boehner agreed that his party was to blame, calling it “a very predictable disaster.” 

September 21, 2015

Republicans have just five legislative days left to work with Democrats to avoid another government shutdown, but a budget expert says the odds are slim. 

September 18, 2015

According to National Journal, “House Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers are try­ing a new strategy to counter hard­liners in their con­fer­ence who want them to shut down the gov­ern­ment over fund­ing for Planned Par­ent­hood: reas­on.”

September 17, 2015

The headline speaks for itself. 

September 17, 2015

House Democrats have been asking Republicans to work with us on bipartisan budget negotiations for months. 

September 17, 2015

Following General Electric’s announcement that it will be moving 500 U.S. jobs overseas thanks to Republicans’ ideological shutdown of the Export-Import Bank, business groups across the country are calling on Republicans to reopen the Export-Import Bank before it costs more U.S. jobs and harms our economy.

September 17, 2015

Wanted to be sure you saw today’s op-ed by Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue highlighting how the Export-Import Bank assists small, medium, and large businesses and what’s at stake if House Republicans refuse to reopen it. 

September 17, 2015

The extreme wing of the Republican Party is once again holding the government hostage to their demands – this time, over defunding Planned Parenthood. 

September 16, 2015

As the House returns to session today, Republican leaders still don’t have a plan to avert another costly and harmful GOP shutdown.  

September 15, 2015

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a new “Above the Fold” post highlighting the devastating impact Republicans’ decision to shut down the Export-Import Bank is having on American businesses’ ability to create jobs and compete in the global marketplace.

September 15, 2015

House Republicans continue to drag their feet on bringing to the Floor a bill to keep our government open.

September 15, 2015

General Electric Co. says Republicans in Congress “left us no choice” but to move 500 American jobs overseas. 

September 15, 2015

We wanted to make sure you saw the latest push from business community leaders urging Republicans in Congress to acknowledge the Export-Import Bank’s proven economic benefits and to reopen it immediately.

September 14, 2015

As you head home today, here’s a look at what some Republicans are saying about the prospects of another GOP shutdown:

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