Articles & Op-Eds

January 12, 2010
Forget the latest turbocharged engine or aerodynamic design. The star attraction Monday at the North American International Auto Show was the spectacle of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, with a bevy of other Washington officials touring the show.
January 6, 2010
House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they would insist on changes to the Senate health care legislation to make coverage more affordable for middle-class Americans and to tighten control over the insurance industry.
December 22, 2009
The Democratic-controlled Senate, voting 60-40, swept aside Republican objections and moved to close off debate on health overhaul legislation, marking a milestone moment for President Barack Obama's most pressing domestic initiative.
December 21, 2009
President Obama may have improved his chances for passing global warming legislation in the Senate by forging an interim international agreement here that puts both rich and poor countries on a path to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
December 16, 2009
As the battle over health care lurches toward a conclusion, President Obama is confronting an increasingly sharp divide on the Democratic left, with liberals in the Senate and the House split on a critical question: How much of what they want is enough?
December 16, 2009
The House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly voted to raise the nation's debt limit by $290 billion, enough to cover the government's financing needs for another two months.
December 15, 2009
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday the House can pass a healthcare bill without a public option.
December 14, 2009
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer is conducting shuttle diplomacy in search of a compromise with the Senate on the deficit spending issue that is delaying completion of Democrats’ year-end legislative package.
December 13, 2009
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drops a bill next week to raise the national debt ceiling by $1.925 trillion she will push America one more large step toward a fiscal and economic catastrophe unlike anything previously seen in this nation.
December 13, 2009
Senate Democrats scrambling to pass a sweeping health care reform bill before Christmas begin this critical week facing a host of nettlesome problems that threaten to derail the Democrats’ fast-track timetable.
December 12, 2009
House Democrats are readying a package of bills for next week that will likely include a significant increase in the federal debt ceiling and tens of billions of dollars for job creation, hoping to clear the decks of two key issues before Congress adjourns for the year.
December 11, 2009
The House approved legislation on Thursday that would grant Chrysler and General Motors dealerships the right to challenge the companies’ decisions to close them in third-party arbitration.
December 10, 2009
On Monday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer delivered a startling speech on the obstructionism of minority Republicans and the dangers that poses to Congress and the country.
December 9, 2009
House and Senate leaders finalized language Tuesday that gives more than 2,000 General Motors and Chrysler dealers a process to fight their closings.
December 9, 2009
After dozens of congressional hearings in the wake of the U.S. financial system collapse, the U.S. House of Representatives has begun to begin debate on major legislation supported by President Barack Obama designed to overhaul the financial system and provide more security for and boost the confidence of investors through tighter regulation.
December 8, 2009
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer on Monday said Republicans have failed the test of leadership by refusing to come to the table on the big issues facing the country, offering a preview of a line of attack in next year's campaigns.
December 7, 2009
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) laced into Congressional Republicans on Monday for what he called their “deep irresponsibility” in pursuing a strategy that banks on the country’s failure.
December 4, 2009
When President Obama took office, he inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
December 3, 2009
House Democrats will hinge their entire 2010 legislative agenda on creating jobs and reducing the deficit to avoid significant mid-term losses.
November 20, 2009
As hundreds of Democrats erupted in thunderous applause when the House healthcare bill crossed the 218-vote threshold, a group of conservative Blue Dog Democrats who opposed the bill sat silently in the center of the chamber.
October 1, 2009
Why do so many schools have auditoriums? Why do they have athletic fields? We take features like those for granted today, but there was a time when a school building with anything more than classrooms and chalkboards was considered wildly unorthodox.
September 25, 2009
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) over the past week has slammed ACORN, renewed his offer to negotiate with one of the GOP's chief Democratic antagonists and said that he could live without a public option in healthcare reform.
September 23, 2009
Democrats’ failure to attract Republican support on health reform has launched new bipartisan talks in both chambers as groups seek to influence the legislation ahead of crucial floor debates.
September 21, 2009
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday that he is cutting four days from the chamber’s work schedule.
September 2, 2009
Government efforts to funnel hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy appear to be helping the U.S. climb out of the worst recession in decades.