Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

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

November 21, 2013

Support keeps growing for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.  Not only did it pass with bipartisan support in the Senate, but a new poll by the Williams Institute also shows that there is support in every Congressional district

November 20, 2013

We wanted to make sure you saw today’s New York Times editorial imploring House Speaker John Boehner to drop the excuses and act on comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the House of Representatives this year:

November 20, 2013

We already saw Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget go down in flames when House Republicans attempted their appropriations process on the House Floor (and had to pull from consideration the only bill that was at the Ryan budget level). 

November 19, 2013

Wanted to make sure you all saw today’s scathing editorial in the New York Times lambasting House Republicans’ latest excuse to have no legislative agenda:

November 19, 2013

According to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection poll, Americans continue to oppose House Republicans’ continued attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

November 18, 2013

We’ve been saying it all along: it’s imperative that budget conferees work to finalize an agreement to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable path, replace the sequester, and prevent another shutdown – and we’re pleased that GOP appropriators agree. 

November 18, 2013

We’ve gotten a preview of House Republicans’ agenda for 2014, courtesy of Politico, and here’s a hint: there’s not much to it.

November 15, 2013

The across-the-board cuts of the sequester have already had a negative impact on a broad range of programs from nutrition assistance to house programs, but MSNBC describes how these cuts are going to get even worse in 2014 unless Congress takes action:

November 14, 2013

Asked by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace about whether the Republican government shutdown over Republicans’ obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act was “worth it,” Sen. Ted Cruz had a surprising response, according to The Hill:

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