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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.
May 4, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner announced components of the Administration’s plan to reform our nation’s international tax laws.
April 29, 2009Press Item
Today, the House pass the FY10 Conference Report on a vote of 233-193.
April 29, 2009Press Item
Today, the House has the rare opportunity to set America on a responsible course for the future, a course of lasting, broadly-shared prosperity.
April 29, 2009Press Item
I am pleased to be here with the Blue Dog leadership, who supported the budget conference report that passed the House today.
April 27, 2009Press Item
Today, House and Senate reached an agreement on the FY10 Budget Resolution.
April 15, 2009Press Item
House Democratic Leaders speak out on tax day, April 15, 2009.
April 9, 2009Press Item
Today, the Obama Administration sent a Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental funding request to Congress.
April 9, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama sent to Congress the Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 15, 2009Press Item
The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress have moved swiftly this year to provide tax relief to millions of families struggling to make ends meet during this recession.
April 2, 2009Press Item
Today, with the passage of this budget resolution, the House has the opportunity to set America’s priorities for years to come and build a sustainable, widely-shared recovery.
April 1, 2009Press Item
Just a reminder that there is a Budget Clearinghouse on the Majority Leader’s website that is regularly updated with information on the House Democratic budget being considered on the Floor this week.
April 1, 2009Press Item
Today, the House will begin consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010.
March 30, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (Md.) role as the consummate deal-maker who can smooth over the vast differences in the Democratic Caucus has made him the go-to guy in recent weeks as President Barack Obama looks to pass his ambitious budget and health care plans.
March 27, 2009Press Item
Spending on health care represents the fastest growing area of the American economy and our federal budget.
March 27, 2009Press Item
While Republicans expended a great deal of effort to make their budget document look just like President Obama’s, it was missing something rather important: Numbers…or any substance at all.
March 26, 2009Press Item
The Democratic budget resolution, passed out of committee yesterday, reaffirms President Obama’s and the Democratic Congress’ commitment to a long-term plan to restore fiscal responsibility and advance the priorities of the American people.
March 25, 2009Press Item
Today, the House Budget Committee is marking up the budget resolution, continuing the budget process between the White House and the Congress as we set our priorities for the upcoming year.
March 25, 2009Press Item
As the House Budget Committee takes up the Chairman’s Mark today, please click here for a document outlining budget reconciliation, an optional procedure to align spending and revenues with budget provisions.
March 25, 2009Press Item
The budget resolution before the House Budget Committee today is a solid plan to build on Democratic efforts to restore our nation’s economy.