Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

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:

October 8, 2013

Take note, House Republicans: yet another poll shows the American people oppose your strategy to shut down the government over Obamacare.

October 8, 2013

The deadline to act to ensure America pays its bills is fast approaching, but House Republicans are denying how severe the consequences of inaction will be.

October 7, 2013

While House Republicans continue to deny the implications of not raising the debt ceiling against the advice of bipartisan economists and officials, several government agencies are preparing for the worst.

October 7, 2013

Despite claims from Republican leaders that Democrats have refused to negotiate on the budget, a look at the not-so-distant past shows that Democrats have a long history of attempting to negotiate with unwilling partners on a budget that would compromise between the House and Senate versions. 

October 7, 2013

Despite claims from Sen. Cruz that “Republicans are winning,” a new poll today from Washington Post/ABC News shows some empirical evidence to the contrary:

October 7, 2013

This is what compromise looks like:

October 5, 2013

In case you missed it earlier this week, Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno warned that the Republican government shutdown would have a detrimental impact on our military operations:

October 5, 2013

Amongst all the other impacts we’ve seen, the GOP shutdown has caused Americans’ confidence in our economy to drop dramatically.

October 5, 2013

Because the House Republican leadership refuses to bring the Senate’s clean CR to the floor for a vote to re-open the entire government, many Americans looking to purchase a home are beginning to feel the pain, as the ongoing GOP shutdown will stall home loans for thousands

October 4, 2013

A sampling of editorials from around the country shows House Republicans’ refusal to end the GOP shutdown isn’t playing out so well for them.

October 4, 2013

An unusual addition to the list of House Republicans who recognize shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act wasn’t a good idea - Representative Dennis Ross (R-FL).

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