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September 28, 2010Press Item
The Republicans unveiled their "Pledge to America" last week and, just as we thought, it contained no new ideas and was a return to the "exact same" failed agenda as President Bush. Their agenda to return to their previous policies makes it clear who they stand with—big corporations and special interests, instead of middle class families.
September 20, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the real Republican agenda on MSNBC's The Ed Show this evening. See below for excerpts of the interview and a link to the video.
August 26, 2010Press Item
When Republicans put in place their tax plan in 2001 and 2003, they set tax cuts to expire at the end of 2010. Democrats are working to prevent this Republican tax increase from hitting middle-class families and small business, and only letting tax cuts for the very wealthy expire. Republicans falsely claim that this will harm small businesses, which is not the case.
August 25, 2010Press Item
Small businesses will see real benefits under the Democrats' health care reform law. The health care reform law provides employers a tax credit for employee health insurance starting this year. Through these tax credits, the security of access to quality, affordable health care becomes attainable for small businesses and their employees.
June 25, 2010Press Item
It appears Republicans can't take yes for an answer. Next week we anticipate bringing a budget to the Floor that cuts spending below the President's budget.
June 22, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer delivered remarks this morning on the imperative for solving the nation’s fiscal crisis, the need for bipartisan cooperation on this issue, and how to balance economic recovery with long-term deficit reduction, at a Third Way event at Union Station.
May 24, 2010Press Item
Today, the Obama Administration proposed to Congress the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act.
May 24, 2010Press Item
Democrats are committed to strengthening fiscal responsibility, as shown by our enactment of statutory PAYGO and creation of a bipartisan fiscal commission.
April 15, 2010Press Item
Today, the conservative group Citizens Against Government Waste reported on the earmark reforms undertaken by Congress since the Democrats won the majority in 2006.
April 14, 2010Press Item
This year, Democrats enacted legislation that returned more money to American families and businesses.
March 12, 2010Press Item
For more than a decade under Republican leadership, the number of earmarks nearly quadrupled – from 4,000 in 1994 to over 15,000 in 2005.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Today, the House Appropriations Committee announced that they are banning earmarks directed to for-profit entities.
March 10, 2010Press Item
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.
March 10, 2010Press Item
Forty five years ago, civil rights activists attempted a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand that their governor honor their right to vote and their God-given equality.
February 1, 2010Press Item
Today, President Obama released his budget request for fiscal year 2011.
December 10, 2009Press Item
Today, the House passed the FY 201O Consolidated Appropriations Act.
December 10, 2009Press Item
The Fiscal Year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act combines appropriations bills for Transportation and HUD; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs—a total of $446.8 billion in discretionary budget authority.
July 9, 2009Press Item
Today, the House of Representatives passed the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations bill by a vote of 266 to 160.
June 16, 2009Press Item
I rise to voice my strong support for final passage of this supplemental appropriations bill.
June 16, 2009Press Item
This week, the House will consider the Fiscal Year 2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill, which includes funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
June 10, 2009Press Item
Tomorrow morning, the House will appoint Members to the conference committee on the supplemental.
May 14, 2009Press Item
I urge my colleagues to support this supplemental appropriations bill, which makes vital investments in the needs of our troops, responsible policy abroad, and security at home.
May 10, 2009Press Item
The mountain labored, and brought forth a mouse. Last week the administration confronted the budget of the U.S. government in the "line by line" review long promised by President Obama -- and found theoretical savings almost invisible to the naked eye.