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December 20, 2013Press Item
As 2013 comes to a close, the Office of the Democratic Whip has created a new digital calendar year-in-review website feature, where you can find a detailed, visual display of how the House Republican Leadership chose to spend time, and which issues they chose to focus on, over the past year.
December 17, 2013Press Item
“It has been a privilege to serve alongside Frank Wolf for over thirty years. 
December 17, 2013Press Item
"I am saddened that my good friend Rep. Jim Matheson has decided not to run for reelection next year. Jim has brought to the House of Representatives the kind of thoughtful, responsible leadership that this country needs to see more often.
December 11, 2013Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28. 
December 10, 2013Press Item
But the fact of the matter is, Chris Van Hollen is Ranking Member of the Budget Committee on our side - he has not been in any of these negotiations, nor have any of the other [members of the budget conference]. 
December 3, 2013Press Item
A look at the first session of the 113th Congress shows that the Republican-led House of Representatives has not made progress on issues important to the American people. With 8 legislative days remaining in this year, the Republican leadership is poised to leave a long to-do list of critical legislation unfinished. 
December 2, 2013Press Item
"I join in congratulating Ed Cassidy on his appointment as the House's new Chief Administrative Officer.  
November 25, 2013Press Item
“For nearly three decades, Dan Strodel has served the House of Representatives with distinction, including as Chief Administrative Officer since 2010.  In that role, he has helped ensure the smooth operation of the House of Representatives and the well-being of its Members and staff. 
October 31, 2013Press Item
“Today, House Republican leaders released the 2014 legislative schedule.  The House should take full advantage of the days we are in session next year to engage in bipartisan compromise toward achieving the results our constituents expect from us: creating jobs, setting our fiscal house in order, and investing in the long-term competitiveness of our economy.
October 30, 2013Press Item
With less than 20 legislative days scheduled for the remainder of the year, there are a number of critical issues that Congress should take action on immediately. 
October 28, 2013Press Item
"I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, Ike Skelton.  He was an extraordinary American, and I had the privilege of serving alongside him in Congress for nearly thirty years, where I saw his compassion, his humility, and his deep-rooted Missouri values up close. 
October 22, 2013Press Item
“Bill Young was my friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Bill Young was an example for us all. I will have the privilege of speaking on Thursday, at his request, at his funeral. Bill and I served on the Appropriations Committee for twenty-three years together. Then I left when I became Majority Leader.
October 21, 2013Press Item
“Lorraine Miller is a trailblazing leader who has served our country with distinction as the first African-American Clerk of the House of Representatives, and she will do an outstanding job leading the NAACP as its interim President and CEO. 
October 19, 2013Press Item
"I join in mourning the loss of Rep. Bill Young, with whom I was honored to serve in Congress for over thirty years and to work alongside on the Appropriations Committee for much of that time. He embodied the spirit of cooperation that helped achieve important bipartisan legislation - a spirit he continued to promote throughout his time in Congress.  
October 18, 2013Press Item
“I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the passing of my friend,  former Speaker Tom Foley, and my thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Heather, and their extended family.
September 25, 2013Press Item
The House minority whip doesn’t set the congressional agenda. He doesn’t get to offer carrots such as earmarks and he doesn’t wield back-room bludgeons to keep members in lock step.
September 11, 2013Press Item
“Once again, House Republicans are in disarray, unable to govern as a result of division and dysfunction.  Even when promising a continuation of their policy of sequester and another defunding of the Affordable Care Act – gifts to the extreme wing of their party – Republicans lacked sufficient support and were unable to bring their bill to the Floor.