Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

September 16, 2014

FACT: Last night, Republican Senators blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act for the fourth time this year.

September 9, 2014

As we continue to wait to see a continuing resolution from House Republicans, it sounds like there may already be trouble in paradise.

August 13, 2014

Wanted to make sure you saw today’s article in the New York Times that discusses how the far-right wing of the GOP continues to control their party on immigration, even though the majority of Republicans and the American public disagrees with their hard-line stance.

August 1, 2014

As we sit here waiting to see text of House Republicans’ second, even more partisan border supplemental bill, we thought we’d put together a quick timeline (in gifs, of course) to highlight how ridiculous the past 48 hours have been, and keep everyone entertained on this Friday afternoon.

August 1, 2014

These headlines speak for themselves.

July 31, 2014

Then  “This House is committed to addressing it…. [W]e will keep our commitment that we will end this crisis no matter what it takes. This House will act.” – Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on the House Floor, 7/25/14

NowThe Hill: House Cancels Border VoteHouse GOP leaders canceled a Thursday vote on their $659 million border bill after failing to corral conservative members behind the measure. A significant number of Republicans had balked at sending any money to the White House for the border, and Democrats were generally united in opposing the measure. The decision is another defeat for House GOP leaders, who have repeatedly failed to bring their members in line on tough votes.” [7/31/14]

July 31, 2014

Because we couldn’t help ourselves, here’s a look at how House Republicans’ border supplemental fiasco is playing out on Twitter:  

Benjy Sarlin, ‏@BenjySarlin

How many times have we seen this movie before? RT @StevenTDennis: BREAKING: House vote on border supplemental has been postponed

July 31, 2014

It’s been a rough day for the brand-new House GOP leadership.

July 31, 2014

As the House Republican leadership prepares to assume their new positions, we wanted to remind them of one of the key components of Republicans’ 2010 “Pledge to America:” the Three-Day Rule. 

July 31, 2014

This can’t be the headline that GOP leadership was hoping for this morning, but as we’ve seen time and time again, this is what happens when House Republicans decide to go even further to the right on a bill to nowhere instead of working with Democrats on a bipartisan basis.

July 24, 2014

As Republicans hold a hearing today once again claiming that the Dodd-Frank law has ruined the American economy, financial system, and capitalism as we know it, there’s just one basic question you should ask yourself: How much has your retirement savings gone up since Dodd-Frank was signed into law? 

July 24, 2014

This morning, Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled his “anti-poverty” proposal. 

July 17, 2014

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

July 16, 2014

In light of a new Gallup poll, which shows that Americans believe immigration is the most important problem facing the U.S, here’s a Buzzfeed post detailing the on again/off again relationship House Republicans have with comprehensive immigration reform. 

July 11, 2014

Much to House Republicans’ dismay, the Affordable Care Act continues to ride a wave of good news as more Americans experience the many benefits of the health care law.

July 11, 2014

If House Republicans thought that no one would notice that they’ve failed to bring immigration reform to the Floor for a vote, they can think again.

July 10, 2014

Support for comprehensive immigration reform is strong and only growing stronger, but House Republican leaders have refused to take action so far.

July 9, 2014

Newsflash for our GOP friends: the majority of Americans – including Republicans – still want Congress to act on immigration reform.

June 25, 2014

Yesterday, House Democrats, led by Rep. Denny Heck, introduced legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

June 23, 2014

Once again, House Republicans are acting against their own claims that they are the pro-business and pro-jobs party championing  economic growth and opportunity.

June 20, 2014

In recent weeks, House Republicans have gone silent on the Affordable Care Act, abandoning their pursuit of votes and hearings intended to repeal the healthcare law.

June 20, 2014

House Republican leaders continue to ignore the mounting pressure to fix our broken immigration system, but maybe they will change their tune after reading today’s Washington Post editorial. 

June 6, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has already benefited millions of American families: lifetime limits have been eliminated, Americans cannot be denied care or dropped because of a pre-existing condition, and young people can be covered on their parents’ plan until age 26.

May 29, 2014

House Republican leaders are trying to have their cake and eat it too. They claim to want comprehensive immigration reform, and yet they have not allowed a single vote to fix our broken system.

May 19, 2014

In another attempt to ignore the mounting pressure to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, House Republican leaders are set to block an immigration amendment from one of their own members – the ENLIST Act – from being considered as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week.

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