Floor Statements

February 14, 2008
Mr. Speaker, in 1885, a young scholar wrote an influential book about the United States Congress entitled ‘Congressional Government.’
January 29, 2008
Today the House is voting on a 15-day extension of the Protect America Act.
January 29, 2008
Mr. Speaker, for several years, the American people were told our economy was roaring.
December 18, 2007
Congress is on course to pass a Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations bill that rejects the President’s misguided budget cuts and takes steps to reinvest in the priorities of our nation’s citizens – including those in rural America.
December 18, 2007
Mr. Speaker, this landmark, bipartisan legislation – the Energy Independence and Security Act – represents a vital turning point for our nation and an historic accomplishment for this Congress.
December 13, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, my good friend, Congressman Reyes of Texas, for all of his hard work on this legislation – the first Intelligence Authorization conference report that we have considered in three years.
December 12, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this morning with the Blue Dog Coalition to urge Senate Republicans to join House and Senate Democrats in supporting fiscally responsible AMT legislation.
December 12, 2007
Let me say right at the top: Department of Defense workers are not going to be furloughed. That is not going to happen.
December 6, 2007
First, let me state the obvious: Without question, the Alternative Minimum Tax is not working as originally intended.
December 6, 2007
Let us hope, many years from now, that this day – December 6, 2007 – will be remembered by future generations as the date upon which this new direction 110th Congress took an historic step in moving our nation toward real energy independence and casting off the bonds of dependency that threaten America’s national, economic and environmental security.
November 13, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) this morning to release a report by the Joint Economic Committee on the real costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 1, 2007
One year ago, the American people looked at Congress, and here’s what they saw: They saw a rubber-stamp for the Bush Administration.
October 25, 2007
Mr. Speaker, before I discuss the substance of this underlying bill, let me again address some of the concerns that have been raised regarding the scheduling of this important vote on this day.