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June 24, 2016Press Item
The tax proposal House Republicans unveiled today is nothing new.  
June 17, 2016Press Item
I am horrified and deeply saddened by Sunday’s attack in Orlando, Florida. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the Orlando LGBT and Latino communities. However, our thoughts and prayers alone are not enough. 
June 16, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of the fourth plank of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ #WrongWay agenda.
June 14, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ regulatory agenda, the third plank of their #WrongWay agenda.
May 18, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor this evening in opposition to an inadequate bill offered by House Republicans to address the Zika crisis, which provides less than a third of the funding requested by President Obama.
April 15, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on Tax Day. Due to the observance of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, the federal filing deadline has been moved to Monday, April 18. 
March 16, 2016Press Item
Wanted to be sure you saw today's column for the Center for American Progress’s “Talk Poverty” blog by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity. 
March 15, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to House Republicans’ budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017.
March 14, 2016Press Item
This week, Speaker Ryan continues to struggle with deep divisions in his party over a path forward on a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2017. 
March 1, 2016Press Item
For years, Republicans have consistently said that Congress has a fundamental responsibility to pass a budget.
February 11, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in opposition to a Republican bill that intends to further politicize the paying of our nation’s bills and is not a real attempt to address the debt in a responsible way. 
February 9, 2016Press Item
Today, President Obama unveiled his budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which reduces the deficit and puts debt on a sustainable path while laying out a vision for how we can give every American a fair shot at economic security; accelerate American innovation; and keep Americans safe.
February 9, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. 
January 15, 2016Press Item
Wanted to make sure you saw today's op-ed in The Hill by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) on President Obama's final State of the Union Address.
January 8, 2016Press Item
As we begin the new year and the Second Session of the 114th Congress, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan has an opportunity to turn the page on the bitter partisanship of the past few years and show that he is willing to work across the aisle to get things done for the American people.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that “House Speaker Paul Ryan starting this month will push to turn the chamber into a platform for ambitious Republican policy ideas.”  But evidence points to the contrary, with the first items on the House’s agenda for 2016 being the sixty-second vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the eleventh vote to attack women’s health, and several bills that would undermine consumer safety, workplace safety, and environmental protections.  House Republican leaders know these bills will never become law, yet they continue to pander to the far right with political messaging bills instead of bringing substantive, bipartisan legislation to the Floor. It is also unfortunate that Speaker Ryan has already taken issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and an expansion of paid family and medical leave off of the table. 
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.
April 22, 2015Press Item
This week, Republicans are negotiating an unworkable budget agreement that disinvests in our nation's long-term economic growth and makes it harder for working Americans to get ahead. 
April 15, 2015Press Item
The [Oversight and Government Reform Committee] Ranking Member [Elijah Cummings] said this was a bill to solve a nonexistent problem.
April 15, 2015Press Item
Today is the last opportunity for millions of Americans to file their taxes, and for many it is a reminder of the tangible contribution each of us makes in making the country we love safer, stronger, and more reflective of its core values.
February 25, 2015Press Item
I appreciate this opportunity to talk about how the budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2016 ought to guide our country in the direction of growth that is felt broadly, expanded opportunity, and a more competitive economy not just for today but for generations to come
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 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.