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July 9, 2012Press Item
Democrats’ Make It In America plan is based on the belief that when more products are made in America, more families will be able to Make It In America. The plan is intended to create the conditions to help American businesses produce goods here, innovate here, and create jobs here; it includes many of the investments necessary for America to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build its international competitors. President Obama has already signed ten Make It In America bills into law, many of which won bipartisan support. Business and labor leaders alike support Democrats’ Make It In America plan—because Making It In America is central to the future of our competitiveness, our jobs, and our place in the world.
July 9, 2012Press Item
As he prepared to take office, President Kennedy spoke to a nation troubled by anxiety over America’s leadership in the world and uncertainty over whether future Americans would inherit a strong and secure economy.
May 10, 2012Press Item
“I opposed this appropriations bill for several reasons, chief among them that it is not consistent with the bipartisan agreement reached in August on spending levels.  Breaking that agreement is just one more sign that this House Republican conference is simply unwilling to compromise or work with Democrats to find solutions to our challenges.
April 26, 2012Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act:
March 21, 2012Press Item
Yesterday, Republicans unveiled a more-of-the-same budget for fiscal year 2013 that ends the Medicare guarantee while protecting tax cuts for the wealthy, and puts our economic recovery at risk. The Republican budget makes the wrong choices and places the burden of deficit reduction onto seniors, the middle class, working families, and the most vulnerable by refusing to ask the wealthiest among us to contribute. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan called on the American people to make a choice between two futures for our nation. Here’s a look at our future under the Republican budget – and the future Democrats envision instead.
May 4, 2011Press Item
Through the centuries, Americans and people around the world have seen America as the land of opportunity—a place where they and their families could “make it.” Today, Democrats are presenting an agenda that focuses on that dream and seeks to make it real for all Americans, an agenda for the 112th Congress—a job-creating agenda, which we’ve worked hard to develop.
May 4, 2011Press Item
Win the Future might be President Obama’s economic slogan of choice, but Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wants the White House to adopt another catchy phrase: Make It in America.
March 15, 2011Press Item
Today the House will consider a short term continuing resolution to fund the government for the next three weeks. Democrats continue to call on Republicans to cut and compromise on a measure that funds the government for the full year so that we prevent a shutdown and stop funding the government in week-by-week increments, which is inefficient and disruptive to the private and public sector.
March 2, 2011Press Item
I want to thank Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison for giving me the opportunity to speak on one of our nation’s defining challenges: strengthening and creating jobs for America’s middle class. That same goal is behind the Democrats’ Make It In America agenda. Make It In America is about creating an environment in which American businesses can thrive, innovate, and create jobs here—and it is about ensuring we have a workforce that can fill the well-paying jobs of the future. I believe that when more products are made in America, more families will be able to Make It In America.
February 24, 2011Press Item
When Republicans took the House majority, they pledged to create jobs and immediately start cutting the deficit. But they still haven’t put forward a real agenda to create jobs or to address the deficit in a serious way. A look at the past two months shows Republicans have failed to address Americans’ top priorities:
February 9, 2011Press Item
Democrats are committed to restoring fiscal responsibility and cutting spending is one part of the effort to reduce the deficit. While Democrats agree that we must reduce spending, House Republicans have introduced a short-sighted plan that does not distinguish between necessary cuts, and cuts to investments that are critical to our continued economic recovery. While Speaker Boehner has dismissed investment in long-term economic growth as “ineffective stimulus,” Democrats are focused on cutting spending without cutting smart investments in our future that create jobs, expand private sector employment and will continue growing the economy.  
January 19, 2011Press Item
As Congress returns to work this week, our community is still recovering from the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., and praying for the health of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and all of the wounded. A tragedy like this doesn’t make our differences disappear; but this can, I hope, be a time to remember that the grave challenges our nation faces are common to us all and can only be overcome with common effort.
December 21, 2010Press Item
The America COMPETES Act expands support for research and development, helping the United States to remain the world’s innovation leader. It creates jobs for the short-term and lays a foundation for long-term prosperity. And it is an important part of the 'Make It In America' agenda—a series of important bills designed to help America regain its manufacturing strength.
November 12, 2010Press Item
34 Suspensions, Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1722 - Telework Enhancement Act of 2010
October 8, 2010Press Item
“The promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act was to open the doors of opportunity in a country that prides itself on being the land of opportunity. Twenty years after the passage of the ADA, major advancements in technology now provide opportunities for greater accessibility – and pose new challenges - for individuals with hearing or visual impairments...
August 24, 2010Press Item
Biden releases report detailing how Recovery Act is helping to achieve U.S. science and technology milestones.
February 9, 2010Press Item
Democrats are continuing to work to create jobs and get Americans back to work.
June 11, 2008Press Item
Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 and National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008
June 6, 2008Press Item
Iraq/Afghanistan Supplemental Appropriations bill, Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008, Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 and Suspensions
May 13, 2008Press Item
Food and Energy Security Act of 2007, Budget.
April 2, 2008Press Item
Fire Administration.
December 14, 2007Press Item
Appropriations, Energy and Suspensions
December 10, 2007Press Item
Appropriations and Suspensions.
July 20, 2007Press Item
Yesterday, the Democratic-led House passed the Labor, Health, and Education Appropriations bill, which keeps our promise to reinvest in priorities that are essential to our future.
June 27, 2007Press Item
The 110th Congress is making progress on the American people’s priorities, despite intense opposition from President Bush and Rubberstamp Republicans on many issues.