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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.
May 7, 2009Press Item
The President made clear when he took office that his Administration would be focused on restoring responsibility to all parts of government, including the budget.
May 7, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama announced his full budget proposal, including $17 billion in spending cuts.
May 7, 2009Press Item
I commend Chairman Obey for completing work on the President’s supplemental request for 2009 quickly. I will bring the supplemental to the House Floor for a vote next week so that we can send a bill to the President for his signature as soon as possible.
May 7, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) stepped out of his role as the heavy lifter in the background on Wednesday, calling on Congress to tackle long-dreaded entitlement reform, criticizing Congress for “a long history of inaction on long-term fiscal issues” and breaking with key Democrats by endorsing a commission to do so should Congress fail to act.
May 2, 2009Press Item
In "National Health Care With 51 Votes" (op-ed, April 27), Republican Sen. John Sununu argues that a minority of 40 senators ought to stand in the way of the 45 million Americans without health insurance, and millions more struggling with skyrocketing health-care costs.
May 6, 2009Press Item
If I were to guess the single most lasting lesson of our economic crisis, and if I were to spell it out in just five words, I would say: this is what debt does.
May 4, 2009Press Item
The proposal announced today by President Obama is a needed step to reform tax laws that currently give a competitive advantage to businesses that invest overseas rather than in our own nation, and that allow the wealthiest to avoid paying their fair share.