Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

March 5, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office found that raising the minimum wage would lift 900,000 people out of poverty.

February 26, 2014

And the pressure keeps on building…

February 26, 2014

As House Republicans plan their 50th vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican advisors are recognizing that an obsessive focus on taking away important patient protections may not be the smartest message.

February 18, 2014

If you were hoping that the House was going to keep getting things done this year, House Republicans have disappointing news for you.

February 5, 2014

A look at the headlines today shows House Republicans divided (once again).

February 4, 2014

As Republicans continue to squabble over what to demand in return for allowing our country to pay its bills, we thought these comments by Speaker Boehner were really, really interesting:

February 3, 2014

The latest push for action on immigration reform comes from an unexpected source – former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL). 

January 31, 2014

Here we go again…

January 30, 2014

After almost 50 votes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the law remains in place and continues to benefit millions of Americans.

January 30, 2014

While Republicans continue to ignore millions of Americans still struggling to find work (some even claiming that “the situation has been dealt with”), a new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the percentage of the long-term unemployed remains above pre-recession highs in 41 states.

January 17, 2014

It appears that Republicans refuse to learn from their past mistakes.

January 9, 2014

While Americans around the country are calling for action – with a recent poll showing 58 percent of voters support renewing emergency unemployment benefits – House Republicans are still refusing to take action to renew this assistance that expired last month for 1.3 million Americans.

January 8, 2014

As temperatures have dropped in Washington, the heat is rising for Republicans who continue to oppose extending emergency unemployment insurance.  

January 6, 2014

Congress’ first priority at the start of 2014 should be an extension of emergency unemployment insurance for millions of Americans still struggling to find work.

January 6, 2014

The Republican “Do-Nothing” Congress strikes again.  Looking toward the November mid-term elections, Majority Leader Eric Cantor has laid out an agenda for 2014 that makes it clear that Republicans still aren’t interested in getting anything done.  

December 20, 2013

Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan, are again threatening to not pay America's bills. 

December 19, 2013

The ink isn’t even dry on the budget deal, but Republicans are gearing up to hold our economy hostage over yet another debt ceiling fight.

December 16, 2013

Here we go again… the budget agreement hasn’t even reached the President’s desk, and House Republicans are already threatening to default on our bills, which could cause another credit downgrade and further harm our economy.

December 9, 2013

There are five days left with the House in session, and time is running out for action on many must-pass legislative items. 

December 4, 2013

Speaker John Boehner is clearly feeling defensive about the lack of accomplishments by the Do-Nothing Republicans – we’re shocked he was able to keep a straight face when he tried to blame Democrats for Republicans’ failure to compromise.

December 3, 2013

If you're in need of a good laugh, look no further than what Speaker John Boehner had to say about the Republican leadership's lack of accomplishments this year, according to Huffington Post:

December 3, 2013

A new poll by United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection shows Americans continue to agree with Democrats and believe Congress should be focused on creating jobs rather than Republicans’ continued obsession with undermining the Affordable Care Act:

December 3, 2013

With the 2013 clock running out, House Republicans’ non-existent list of legislative accomplishments and their unfinished to-do list is garnering even more attention. 

December 2, 2013

With only 8 remaining legislative days scheduled in 2013, a look at the Republican-led House of Representatives shows a lackluster record with a long list of items left to address. 

November 21, 2013

As  the deadline for a fiscal agreement gets closer, apparently some Republicans are discussing the idea of another government shutdown

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