Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

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:

September 14, 2015

The clock is ticking as Congress inches closer to the October 1 deadline to fund the government and avoid yet another destructive shutdown. 

September 14, 2015

Republicans’ shutdown saga continues today with no clear plan from GOP leaders on how they will avert a shutdown their Members are threatening. 

September 9, 2015

A look at this week’s headlines might look familiar – that’s because they are.

July 29, 2015

If for some reason you needed a reminder of Republicans’ govern-by-crisis approach, record of dysfunction, and their deep internal divisions, here is a nice recap, courtesy of Politico:

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. 

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