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April 8, 2014Press Item
Yesterday the Senate passed a bipartisan agreement of emergency unemployment insurance for five months. 
April 7, 2014Press Item
Today, the Senate took important action to renew emergency unemployment insurance for the more than 2.8 million Americans who have had this critical assistance cut off since it expired at the end of December
April 7, 2014Press Item
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA). chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, sent a letter to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office requesting an analysis of how the extreme House Republicans budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 would impact poverty in the country
April 4, 2014Press Item
Tomorrow, millions of Afghans will go to the polls to choose their next president, and Afghan voters deserve a chance to cast ballots free from the threat of violence and in a credible process that meets international standards.
April 4, 2014Press Item
“On April 4, 1949, representatives from the United States and eleven other nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, creating an enduring and powerful alliance – now twenty-eight members strong – to defend freedom and democracy in Europe and North America. 
April 4, 2014Press Item
“Today’s report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which shows that our economy added 192,000 private sector jobs in March, ought to be a further reminder of Congress’s responsibility to pursue job creation legislation.  
April 4, 2014Press Item
The extreme Republican budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 is little more than a partisan messaging document; it makes harsh and dangerous cuts to many of our nation’s critical programs that would harm our economy and middle-class families.
April 3, 2014Press Item
Today’s executive order sends a clear message that the United States will not sit idly by as violence and human rights abuses continue in South Sudan.
April 3, 2014Press Item
The House Republican budget unveiled this week continues not only the same harmful policies and budget gimmicks that the American people have rejected time and again, but even recycles the top-line messaging. 
March 24, 2014Press Item
Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said Republicans should propose a replacement if they don't want to see defense spending cut as a result of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.
March 24, 2014Press Item
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp told panel members on Monday that he will hold hearings on the hodgepodge of tax provisions known as extenders, tax breaks worth tens of billions of dollars annually.
March 24, 2014Press Item
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) called on Congress to lay the groundwork for a budget grand bargain.
March 24, 2014Press Item
Republicans critical of President Obama for excluding a previously proposed Social Security cut from his latest budget bill have only themselves to blame, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) charged Monday.