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October 1, 2015Press Item
This afternoon, the House and Senate received a letter from the Treasury Department providing notice that the extraordinary measures employed to avoid a default on or debt will be exhausted on November 5.
September 3, 2015Press Item
I join in thanking Jerry Hartz for his nearly three decades of service to the House of Representatives.
March 4, 2015Press Item
The New Democrats’ American Prosperity Agenda is a blueprint for achieving the kind of commonsense, bipartisan economic policies the American people expect from their Congress.
February 4, 2015Press Item
On Monday, the President released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. His budget proposal builds on the strength of our economic recovery to make smart investments that will increase our nation’s competitiveness, while ensuring that working families share in the benefits of the recovery.
January 29, 2015Press Item
Republicans have controlled both the House and the Senate for four weeks, and their record shows that they have focused on extreme, partisan legislation rather than taking action to help the middle class and all those who aspire to it.
January 26, 2015Press Item
Today’s Budget and Economic Outlook report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows how much progress we have made over the past few years to bring down budget deficits – yet it also reminds us how much work is left to tackle our long-term, structural debt.  
January 20, 2015Press Item
This evening, President Obama laid out a vision of an America that prioritizes a strong and growing middle class. 
January 6, 2015Press Item
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States convened, providing the House with a new opportunity to address the challenges we face together. 
November 19, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Co-Chairs Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison on being chosen to continue leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus, along with Whip Barbara Lee and Vice Chairs Sheila Jackson-Lee, Mike Honda, Jan Schakowsky, and David Cicilline.  
November 19, 2014Press Item
Rep. G. K. Butterfield is an outstanding choice to serve as the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
November 19, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Rep. Ron Kind on his re-election as Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with Vice Chairs Gerry Connolly and Jim Himes. 
November 19, 2014Press Item
Today, the Republican Majority unveiled its 2015 House legislative schedule.
November 18, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Rep. Linda Sánchez on her election as the next Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and I thank outgoing Chair Rubén Hinojosa for his service and leadership.
November 18, 2014Press Item
Thank you very much, Madam Leader. Congratulations on your re-election. Congratulations to all of my colleagues on the expression of confidence the Caucus has given to all of you.
November 18, 2014Press Item
I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve as Democratic Whip for the 114th Congress, and I greatly appreciate the support of my Democratic colleagues.
November 17, 2014Press Item
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as  a Chief Deputy Whip.
November 13, 2014Press Item
I don't think we ought to ignore Republicans at all. They're in the majority, both in the Senate and House in the next Congress, and they're a very important player. The President, as [Senator] Mitch McConnell indicates, is a very important player, and we democrats are going to participate. 
November 5, 2014Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter to all Democratic Members today to announce his bid for Democratic Whip:
September 9, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, September should be a particularly important month for this House. It will be a month of contrast. It will be a month in which the American people will be able to see that the Republican message to the American people is ‘you're on your own,’ while Democrats say ‘we're on your side.’
July 21, 2014Press Item
"I'm pleased to announce this year's Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 213,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube," stated Whip Hoyer...
May 30, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, first let me briefly say I rise to speak on this bill, which directly impacts our economy, our competitiveness, and our ability to create jobs that pay well and open doors to opportunity.
April 29, 2014Press Item
This week, House Republicans begin pursuing an agenda laid out by Leader Cantor in a memo titled, “An America that Works.” Unfortunately, the GOP memo shows exactly why, under their leadership, this is a Congress that doesn’t work. What they have put forward is an agenda that works for some, while denying access to opportunities for millions by ignoring immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, renewing emergency unemployment insurance, or creating jobs.
April 2, 2014Press Item
“I am very disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning in McCutcheon v. FEC.