Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

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:

November 13, 2013

Despite strong support from the American people for comprehensive immigration reform – and a growing number of House Republicans supporting it or signing on as cosponsors to H.R. 15 – Speaker John Boehner has already decided the Republican-led House will not be taking action. 

November 12, 2013

POLITICO reports what’s already pretty apparent: House Republicans have already given up on legislating during the days remaining in 2013:

November 7, 2013

The Office of Management & Budget just released a new report with the impacts and economic costs of the GOP government shutdown and according to the report, the 16 day Republican shutdown cost us big.

November 5, 2013

House Democrats’ Make It In America plan supports the growth of our manufacturing sector by creating the best conditions for businesses to manufacture their products, innovate and create jobs here in the U.S. 

November 1, 2013

While Republicans continue to try to undermine the Affordable Care Act, a new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows that despite their very best efforts the American people want it to continue:  

October 24, 2013

We hope you read today’s column from Dana Milbank which provides a withering critique of how, after shutting down the government in a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans’ new strategy sadly looks all-too familiar:

October 15, 2013

A quick look at the headlines shows House Republicans have had a tough night

October 15, 2013

Stop us if you have heard this one before: House Republican leadership spent the day struggling to find the votes for a partisan measure instead of reaching across the aisle to find agreement on a bill that can pass the Senate and be signed into law.

October 15, 2013

Now in its third week, the economy is showing increasing signs of strain over the continuing Republican government shutdown

October 15, 2013

While some Republicans have been recklessly denying the impacts of defaulting on our nation’s financial obligations and are refusing to ensure America pays its bills, financial leaders are already seeing the impact

October 14, 2013

More bad news for Republicans in the latest poll out today by the Washington Post – ABC News:

October 14, 2013

As the Republican government shutdown continues on day 14, wanted to make sure you saw comments on the Sunday shows from Republican senators admitting that shutting down the government over defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act was bad policy:

October 14, 2013

With the Republican government shutdown now in its 14th day, new headlines show the impact of the Republican government shutdown are continuing:

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.

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