Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

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.

September 28, 2013

Secretary Hagel had some choice words today for Republicans on their irresponsible strategy, according to the New York Times:

September 28, 2013

While we’re waiting for the Rules Committee to meet, thought we’d help you out and suggest some questions to ask Speaker Boehner the next time you catch him in the hallways:  

 
September 28, 2013

A quick look at the headlines since House Republicans announced their continued hostage-taking strategy shows that it isn’t going over well:

September 28, 2013

And, it’s official: House Republicans have united over shutting down the government.

September 28, 2013

With the news that House Republicans are threatening – and preparing – for a shut down, maybe they should read some of the press this morning that might make them reconsider their irresponsible plan:

September 27, 2013

Looks like things aren’t so friendly among Republicans in the Senate.

September 27, 2013

To anyone who thought that House Republicans had a secret plan up their sleeves to get them out of the box they’ve put themselves in, think again.

September 27, 2013

More bad headlines for the House Republicans leadership after they failed to secure votes for their “everything and the kitchen sink” strategy on the debt ceiling

September 26, 2013

As Republican dysfunction reaches new lows, the GOP strategy of holding hostage both government funding and the full faith and credit of the United States have been criticized by economists, the American people, and now one of their greatest allies, Wall Street.

September 26, 2013

With a government shutdown still hanging in the balance, House Republicans are already making their threats on the next fight: holding the debt limit hostage in order to defund or undermine Obamacare. 

September 24, 2013

DEAR SANTA, I WANT A PONY, A BICYCLE, AND… I’ll Only Extend The Debt Limit Through December 31, 2014 If It Includes:

September 24, 2013

Newsflash for Republicans: coming on the heels of yesterday’s CNBC poll showing that Americans oppose defunding the Affordable Care Act – and even more so if it risks a government shutdown – is a United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll with further proof that their strategy is the wrong one:

September 18, 2013

Republicans continue to surprise us with their dedication to risking a government shutdown and holding our economy hostage, rather than compromising and getting something done.

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