Issue Reports

March 16, 2010
Recent research and surveys of experts support what President Obama and Democrats have repeatedly stated throughout the debate on health insurance reform: America’s health care costs are not sustainable.
March 12, 2010
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 12, 2010
The case continues to build for how Democrats’ health insurance reform legislation will bring down costs and produce long-term savings for families, businesses and the government. Below are good recent analyses on how reform succeeds in meeting the important goal of cost containment.
March 10, 2010
As Democrats continue to work to strengthen the economy and restore fiscal responsibility, Republicans are trying to forget their record.
March 9, 2010
Democrats are continuing to move forward on health reform that will make insurance more affordable for American families and businesses and give patients – not insurance companies – greater control over their health care.
March 5, 2010
Republicans claim that even though they used reconciliation in the past, it was not to pass partisan legislation.
March 4, 2010
Today, the House passed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, legislation to help Americans get back to work.
March 3, 2010
On Friday, March 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its February 2010 employment report, showing the net number of jobs created or lost during the month of February as well as the unemployment rate.
March 2, 2010
Health care reform is about reining in health care costs – for families, for small businesses and for our country. Without reform, costs are expected to skyrocket every year in the foreseeable future...
February 25, 2010
Throughout the past year, many Congressional Republicans have attempted to use the politics of fear to score political points rather than focus on increasing our nation’s security.
February 25, 2010
Today, the House is considering the Intelligence Authorization Act, legislation that will strengthen our intelligence community's capabilities and increase our security.
February 23, 2010
From coast-to-coast, there are signs of economic recovery and job creation, due in part to actions taken by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Even prominent Republican Governors are breaking with their party and acknowledging that the Recovery Act has worked to create jobs and help the economy grow:
February 16, 2010
When President Obama and the Members of the 111th Congress took their oaths of office last year, America faced its greatest economic crisis in a generation.
February 16, 2010
One year ago, Republicans voted in lockstep against passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which has played a critical role in preventing more job losses and bringing the economy back from the brink of collapse.
July 1, 2009
The House Republican Leadership is continuing a trend begun last Congress, “Just Saying No” to legislation which invests in clean energy, creates new clean energy jobs, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.
March 31, 2009
With our nation facing tremendous job losses, security threats, skyrocketing consumer prices, and an increased risk of global warming, it is critical that we look to transition away from our dependence on foreign oil and invest in the development of clean and efficient sources of energy that can be produced here at home and will create American jobs.
March 31, 2009
The United States is now the only industrialized country where young people are less likely than their parents to earn a high school diploma.
January 22, 2007
To: Reporters, editors, editorial writers, producers From: U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Re: President's 2007 State of the Union Address Date: January 22, 2007
September 21, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
April 13, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Republican Congressional leaders – who are feeling the political heat for the punitive measures in the House immigration bill – tried to pin the blame on Democrats for that measure: