Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

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).

October 4, 2013

In case you’re keeping track (and really, you should be) – we’re now up to seven times that House Republicans have voted against bringing the Senate’s clean government funding bill to the Floor so we can reopen the government.

October 4, 2013

For Republicans who thought there wouldn’t be any impact when they shut down the government, think again. 

October 4, 2013

Just wanted to point out that, as Tropical Storm Karen makes its way toward the Gulf Coast, the bill on the Floor today (which leaves the government shut down) doesn’t address a wide range of agencies that respond to major storms, including:

October 4, 2013

As the Republican government shutdown continues, we are less than two weeks away from another manufactured Republican fiscal crisis on the debt limit. 

October 4, 2013

Some Republicans aren’t happy with their colleagues who chose to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act.

October 4, 2013

For almost a week, House Republicans have been playing partisan games on the House Floor, refusing to allow the Senate’s clean government funding bill on the House Floor.

October 3, 2013

With thousands of federal workers locked out of their offices, national monuments closed to visitors, children denied treatment for diseases, and veterans unable to get full access to services (the list goes on…), it’s amazing that Republicans are keeping the government shut down over the Affordable Care Act.

October 3, 2013

As House Republicans waste another day posturing while continuing to block a vote on a clean government funding bill that would immediately end the shutdown, we thought you all would enjoy some editorial cartoons on how the shutdown is being perceived across the country.

October 3, 2013

Passing along a few more impacts of the government shutdown that Republicans caused over the Affordable Care Act: risking military aid to Israel, and ability to enforce sanctions on Iran. 

October 3, 2013

We know our reporter friends are tired after these past few days of the GOP shutdown, so in case you haven’t written your questions for the Republican press conference today, we thought we’d help you out.

October 3, 2013

We already knew that economists predicted a two week shutdown could cut economic growth by 0.3%, but here’s a new startling statistic about the impact of the Republican government shutdown:

October 3, 2013

We can’t make this stuff up. Republicans not only shut down the government, now they can’t think of why they should reopen it:

October 2, 2013

We’re wondering: do Republicans really think trying to stop the Affordable Care Act (even though open enrollment started yesterday anyway) was worth all of this (and more)?

 
October 2, 2013

We’re two days in to the Republican shutdown, and it appears that some Republicans are beginning to recognize that a shutdown is bad for our economy, businesses, and families. 

October 2, 2013

With the Republican strategy of shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act facing sharp criticism across America, here’s confirmation that their strategy doesn’t get any more popular when it comes to paying our nations bills, according to a new poll by CNN/ORC International:

October 1, 2013

Seems like our Republican friends, who wanted to shut down the government – and got their way – weren’t fully prepared for the consequences. 

September 30, 2013

There’s only two hours left to prevent a government shutdown, but House Republicans continue to play partisan games with our economy. 

September 30, 2013

Make sure to tune in to the House Floor – we’re voting on the PQ right now, next up is the vote on the rule.

September 30, 2013

While Republicans are cheering news of an impending government shutdown, economists are warning about the negative impact it would have on our economy.

September 28, 2013

Tonight the House is voting on partisan amendments that make the prospect of a government shutdown look more likely – and some House Republicans can’t seem to contain their excitement.

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