Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

October 14, 2013

The United States will run out of borrowing authority on Thursday, and the impacts could be felt in all areas of the economy

October 12, 2013

Some of the impacts of the shutdown – such as closing of National Parks and furloughs for federal employees – are more obvious to the American people. 

October 12, 2013

Well, if Republicans won’t listen to us, maybe they’ll heed yesterday’s letter from the Chamber, AFL-CIO, and United Way Worldwide.

October 11, 2013

Republicans haven’t been convinced to reopen the government after seeing the impacts on families across the nation, but maybe they’ll change their tune after hearing from businesses that are also seeing the detrimental impact of the Republican government shutdown.

October 11, 2013

Republicans haven’t been convinced to reopen the government after seeing the impacts on families across the nation, but maybe they’ll change their tune after hearing from businesses that are also seeing the detrimental impact of the Republican government shutdown.

October 11, 2013

We’ve heard how the Republican government shutdown is impacting healthveterans servicesnational security, the economy, and more, but we wanted to make sure you’ve seen some of the personal stories of the shutdown’s impact:

October 10, 2013

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for the GOP, the latest poll from NBC/WSJ has even more bad news for Republicans.

October 10, 2013

Last week, Republicans decided to shut down the government and threatened default on our nation’s financial obligations all over their obsession with delaying or defunding the Affordable Care Act.

October 10, 2013

Yesterday, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) made a startling admission about his party’s strategy to continue their government shutdown.

October 10, 2013

In the 10th day of the GOP government shutdown, Republicans are still no closer to their stated goal of dismantling the Affordable Care Act, but they have managed to accomplish something— receiving the disdain of the business community:

October 10, 2013

Today, Republicans are expected to get an earful from financial experts and economists criticizing the reckless game they're playing with the US economy by not taking action to ensure America can pay its bills.

October 10, 2013

As the Republican government shutdown wears on, the impacts continue to be felt across the country, harming a wide range of industries:

October 10, 2013

In case you missed it, we wanted to make sure you saw today’s editorial in USA Today highlighting Republicans’ constantly-shifting fiscal dysfunction:

October 9, 2013

In just another example of Republicans refusing Democrats’ attempts to talk and negotiate, only 18 of the 232 House Republicans invited to the White House actually plan to attend tomorrow’s meeting with President Obama.

October 9, 2013

In the second week of the GOP shutdown, editorials from around the country still show House Republicans’ refusal to end the GOP shutdown isn’t playing out so well for them:

October 9, 2013

More evidence that the American people are fed up with Republicans shutting down government as a failed tactic to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

October 9, 2013

Today, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) said, “Somebody needs to convince me why we need to raise the debt ceiling.”

October 9, 2013

Now in the 9th day of the Republican government shutdown and just over a week away from running out of extraordinary measures to keep paying America’s bills, House Republicans still don’t have a real plan on how to end their manufactured crises.

October 9, 2013

Another day, another consequence of the GOP shutdown. 

October 9, 2013

As we begin day nine of the Republican government shutdown, the effects are being seen across the country, hurting our economy and squeezing middle-class families and businesses.

October 9, 2013

Republicans’ economic games are having a real-world impact on Americans’ economic confidence, according to a new poll by Gallup.

October 8, 2013

Wall Street, business leaders, and economists have all called for immediate action by Congress to ensure that America pays its bills and doesn’t default on its financial obligations. 

October 8, 2013

At a time when the backlog of veterans’ disability claims remains unacceptable, the GOP shutdown is about to make it worse.

October 8, 2013

Whatever happened to desperately wanting to negotiate and this not being a game?

October 8, 2013

Wanted to make sure you saw today’s editorial in the Washington Post highlighting the negative impacts of the reckless Republican government shutdown:

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