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December 2, 2010Press Item
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Jim Matheson will join the Democratic Whip team in the next Congress. He will join the current Whip team that is staying in place. Rep. John Lewis will serve as our Senior Chief Deputy Whip, and our Chief Deputy Whips will continue to serve our caucus: Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rep. Joe Crowley, Rep. Diana DeGette, Rep. Ed Pastor, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Rep. Maxine Waters.
November 13, 2010Press Item
Since the election last week, I have made clear my belief that it was important for my friend Jim Clyburn to continue serving our Caucus as the third ranking Member of our Leadership.  It is my hope that happens when elections are held on Wednesday. 
November 8, 2010Press Item
Over the past several days, I have talked to most of my Democratic colleagues in the House. I have received support from across the breadth of our Caucus to remain in the second ranking position of our Democratic leadership team. In order to defend and build on our Democratic accomplishments, unify our Caucus, and immediately begin the hard work of winning back the majority, I will be running for Democratic Whip.
November 5, 2010Press Item
Speaker Pelosi has announced that she will be running for Democratic Leader in the next Congress. In the days since the election, I have received an outpouring of support from Democratic colleagues who have told me that I should remain in our party’s leadership, so that our Caucus can hit the ground running with a strong, tested leadership team.
September 30, 2010Press Item
Today Minority Leader Boehner is giving a speech on Congressional reform, but it's not clear how he will answer a major question – why should voters trust that Republicans would do things differently this time? Today's Republican Leaders are not fresh faces and they plan a return to the exact same agenda as before. During their time in power, Republicans did not make government more open and transparent, and in fact allowed a culture of corruption to flourish.
September 29, 2010Press Item
Tonight, after we complete our legislative business for the week, the House will adjourn until November 15th.
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 23, 2010Press Item
After completing work on a major bill that will help small businesses create jobs, the House will not have votes tomorrow.
September 17, 2010Press Item
Democrats are working hard to continue creating jobs and strengthening the economy and fighting against Republican plans to take us back to the failed policies of President Bush. Next week, we will take action on the Small Business Lending Act, which we are discussing with our Members. This bill will provide needed assistance to small businesses and help them expand and add jobs. There will be no votes in the House on Tuesday, September 21st. The House will meet for legislative business on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 2:00 p.m., with votes postponed until 6:00 p.m.
August 26, 2010Press Item
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — President Obama's $787 billion stimulus — has been marketed as a jobs bill, and that's how it's been judged. The White House says it has saved or created about 3 million jobs, helping avoid a depression and end a recession. Republicans mock it as a Big Government boondoggle that has failed to prevent rampant unemployment despite a massive expansion of the deficit. Liberals complain that it wasn't massive enough.
June 23, 2010Press Item
Relieving General McChrystal of his command was the right course of action to ensure there is full faith and confidence in our military leadership.
March 10, 2010Press Item
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.
January 26, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says voters in Massachusetts sent the message that “our country is not working right,” and Congress needs to “turn [its] frustration into something productive.”
January 12, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is probably the best politician in Congress. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) deserves high praise for holding her party together on some very difficult issues, it was Hoyer who helped seal the final legislative deals that spelled the margins of victory.
December 15, 2009Press Item
In the first session of the 111th Congress, Democrats worked on issues of importance to Americans, sending major legislation to the President’s desk and passing numerous others through the House.
May 21, 2009Press Item
The House will probably adjourn for the Memorial Day recess Thursday without having resolved differences with the Senate on the war funding bill, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in an interview.
May 19, 2009Press Item
Over the past five months, Congress has sent important legislation to the President’s desk and passed numerous others through the House.
May 5, 2009Press Item
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is the most partisan Democrat in the House, while her deputy, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), is one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in the lower chamber, according to a survey conducted by The Hill.