Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

June 1, 2015

Majority Leader McCarthy claims in his memo outlining the House Floor schedule for the month of June that House Republicans want to “preserve American interests abroad, grow our economy, and increase commerce.”

May 20, 2015

As the June 30 deadline for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank nears, House Republican leaders continue to cater to the far-right wing of their party instead of the American business owners they represent, who receive export financing assistance that helps them compete with businesses overseas. 

May 20, 2015

Wanted to be sure you saw today’s column by General James L. Jones – former National Security Advisor, supreme allied commander Europe, and commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps – in USA Today with some choice words for Ex-Im Bank opponents on why we need to reauthorize the Bank’s charter before it expires on June 30.

April 30, 2015

Last year, financing from the Export-Import Bank supported hundreds of thousands of jobs and over $27 billion in U.S. exports, but several House Republican leaders are ready to let its charter expire on June 30. 

April 30, 2015

Wanted to be sure you saw today’s Republican quote of the day – from none other than Speaker John Boehner –  highlighting the critical role the Export-Import Bank plays in strengthening our national economy and creating jobs for hardworking Americans. 

April 28, 2015

With the Export-Import Bank set to expire on June 30, the pressure to reauthorize the Bank – and protect the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports – continues to grow. 

April 24, 2015

For your amusement, we thought we'd pass along the following graphic House Republicans recently released...

March 18, 2015

Yesterday, House Republicans unveiled their 2016 budget resolution, filled with the same partisan rhetoric and gimmicks we’ve come to expect from the GOP.

March 17, 2015

If Republicans thought they found a clever way to hide the fact that they’re breaking the defense spending sequester cap, they should think again.

March 4, 2015

Yesterday, the House finally acted to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year and provide the agency with the resources it needs to keep Americans safe. 

February 25, 2015

Today, former Republican DHS Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff had some choice words for House Republicans about playing politics with national security. 

February 25, 2015

As we get closer to a Republican shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Members of the GOP conference are increasingly “sounding the alarms.”

February 24, 2015

Which one of these did House Republicans promise to do in their Pledge to America...

February 24, 2015

As the House returns to session today – with only four days left to avoid a DHS shutdown – we wanted to be sure you saw this morning’s Washington Post editorial highlighting Republicans’ inability to govern responsibly, which is placing national security risk.

February 19, 2015

With only four legislative days left until DHS shuts down, more Republican Senators are coming out in support of immediate action to fund the Department (ie, that clean funding bill we’ve been talking about for weeks). 

February 13, 2015

Another day, another dose of GOP infighting. The intraparty conflict continues – and worsens –  as we mark two weeks until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding.

February 13, 2015

Don’t miss today’s editorial in USA Today (full text below) calling out Republicans for threatening to shut down the Department of Homeland Security over a tantrum on immigration. 

February 12, 2015

GOP infighting continues as Senate and House Republican leaders struggle to come up with a strategy to avoid a DHS shutdown before the February 27 deadline.

February 12, 2015

National Journal’s review of the first six weeks of the GOP-led 114th Congress isn’t kind. 

February 11, 2015

Wanted to be sure you saw today’s Republican quote of the day urging Republican leaders to pass a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, courtesy of Republican Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois (who has clearly changed his tune from yesterday).

February 11, 2015

A look at today’s headlines shows that Republicans remain deeply divided over how to fund the Department of Homeland Security as we near the February 27 deadline (we know you’re completely shocked).

January 29, 2015

Even though pressure continues to mount for Republicans to pass a clean DHS funding bill that will keep our communities safe and secure, they are “increasingly unworried” about shutting down DHS. 

January 26, 2015

It’s only the fourth week of the 114th Congress, and divisions within the Republican Party are on full display.

January 22, 2015

...and sit back and watch the latest episode in the soap opera that is the GOP conference. 

January 16, 2015

With one month left for Americans to sign up for health care coverage for 2015, we thought we’d show (in gifs) how Republicans are continuing to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that millions of Americans are benefiting from the affordable, quality health care the law provides.

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