Articles & Op-Eds

February 28, 2011
We’re going to be doing a lot of deficit cutting over the next several years. The country’s future greatness will be shaped by whether we cut wisely or stupidly. So we should probably come up with a few sensible principles to guide us as we cut.
February 23, 2011
The Republican plan to slash government spending by $61bn in 2011 could reduce US economic growth by 1.5 to 2 percentage points in the second and third quarters of the year, a Goldman Sachs economist has warned.
February 18, 2011
Intel Corp., during a visit by President Barack Obama, announced plans to build a $5 billion microprocessor plant in Arizona and hire 4,000 employees in the U.S. this year.
February 18, 2011
President Barack Obama says the U.S. must invest in research and development, science, and especially education — or risk seeing the technological breakthroughs of the future happen in some other country."
February 17, 2011
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday morning reiterated Democratic arguments against the Republican spending bill for fiscal 2011, and said House Republican rules will ensure nearly $5 trillion in new debt despite the party's claims that it is cutting spending.
February 14, 2011
Today begins the war over E2I2.The great budget battle of Bill Clinton's presidency was waged around a set of initials also inspired by the "Star Wars" character R2D2. Clinton's lieutenants jauntily encapsulated his fight against Republican cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, education and the environment as a defense of M2E2.  
February 14, 2011
As part of a broad effort to promote economic growth, I support a comprehensive review of federal regulations to make them more effective, while protecting the health and safety of the American people.
February 8, 2011
House Republicans had the worst day of their majority so far when internal GOP divisions resulted in a pair of unexpected and unwelcome defeats for the new leadership Tuesday.
February 8, 2011
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., defended President Obama's outreach to the business community the morning after the president's speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce enraged liberals who worried Obama was cozying up to Wall Street and major corporations.
February 2, 2011
The manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace in nearly seven years in January and signs of inflation jumped more than expected as a recovery in the world's biggest economy gained traction.
January 20, 2011
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is meeting to discuss reforming the U.S. tax code. Though in its early stages, I believe tax reform can be one of the most promising areas for bipartisan cooperation in this new Congress. Members of both parties can agree that a tax code that unleashes economic productivity, creates middle-class jobs and reduces the deficit would be a major boost to our economic future.
January 19, 2011
U.S. manufacturing, viewed as a lost cause by many Americans, has begun creating more jobs than it eliminates for the first time in more than a decade.
January 19, 2011
As Congress returns to work this week, our community is still recovering from the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., and praying for the health of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and all of the wounded. A tragedy like this doesn’t make our differences disappear; but this can, I hope, be a time to remember that the grave challenges our nation faces are common to us all and can only be overcome with common effort.
January 18, 2011
Newly emboldened Republicans want to repeal the Obama health law, a symbol of all that they—and many voters—dislike about President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats' approach to governing. If you were a business executive and employer, would you really favor repeal?
January 11, 2011
When China’s president, Hu Jintao, visits here next week, the exchange rate between Chinese and American currency will inevitably become a big topic of conversation.
January 11, 2011
With news that opponents of the new health-care law are actively trying to repeal the landmark legislation, small business owners have great reason to be concerned. Lawmakers and pundits in support of this move claim the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) hurts small businesses and our economic recovery, as evidenced in Scott Shane's Jan. 7 column "Small Business Isn't Celebrating Health-Care Reform." The facts say otherwise. While political rhetoric attacking health care reform may get headlines, it does nothing to lower the cost of health insurance for America's 28 million small businesses.  
January 4, 2011
To train its future leaders, General Electric has rising young stars study and visit an array of different organizations, from Google to West Point.
January 4, 2011
Outgoing-House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Democrats are prepared to work closely with the incoming GOP majority on efforts to bolster job creation and rein in deficit spending.
January 4, 2011
Many people knowledgeable about the federal budget said House Republicans could not keep their campaign promise to cut $100 billion from domestic spending in a single year. Now it appears that Republicans agree.
January 3, 2011
ARE HOUSE Republicans serious about dealing with the deficit? You could listen to their rhetoric - or you could read the rules they are poised to adopt at the start of the new Congress. The former promises a new fiscal sobriety. The latter suggests that the new GOP majority is determined to continue the spree of unaffordable tax-cutting.
December 21, 2010
When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led more than a dozen lawmakers onto a Capitol stage Tuesday to commemorate the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, she earned a minute-long standing ovation from a packed auditorium of gay-rights supporters.
December 16, 2010
As the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell headed toward defeat in the Senate last week -- delivering what was seen at the time as quite possibly a fatal blow to repeal this year -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and said he wanted to help put repeal back on the agenda.
December 16, 2010
The Senate has at least 62 votes to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Thursday morning.
December 15, 2010
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer appears to be solidifying his position as the Democratic leader whom Republicans can deal with and trust next year.
December 13, 2010
Citing the possibility of "fiscal turmoil," outgoing House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Monday called for bipartisan cooperation in the next Congress to tackle budget deficits and reform the tax code.