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October 1, 2015
This afternoon, the House and Senate received a letter from the Treasury Department providing notice that the extraordinary measures employed to avoid a default on or debt will be exhausted on November 5.
September 3, 2015
I join in thanking Jerry Hartz for his nearly three decades of service to the House of Representatives.
March 4, 2015
The New Democrats’ American Prosperity Agenda is a blueprint for achieving the kind of commonsense, bipartisan economic policies the American people expect from their Congress.
January 26, 2015
Today’s Budget and Economic Outlook report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows how much progress we have made over the past few years to bring down budget deficits – yet it also reminds us how much work is left to tackle our long-term, structural debt.  
January 20, 2015
This evening, President Obama laid out a vision of an America that prioritizes a strong and growing middle class. 
January 6, 2015
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States convened, providing the House with a new opportunity to address the challenges we face together. 
November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Co-Chairs Raúl Grijalva and Keith Ellison on being chosen to continue leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus, along with Whip Barbara Lee and Vice Chairs Sheila Jackson-Lee, Mike Honda, Jan Schakowsky, and David Cicilline.  
November 19, 2014
Rep. G. K. Butterfield is an outstanding choice to serve as the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
November 19, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Ron Kind on his re-election as Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, along with Vice Chairs Gerry Connolly and Jim Himes. 
November 19, 2014
Today, the Republican Majority unveiled its 2015 House legislative schedule.
November 18, 2014
I join in congratulating Rep. Linda Sánchez on her election as the next Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and I thank outgoing Chair Rubén Hinojosa for his service and leadership.
November 18, 2014
Thank you very much, Madam Leader. Congratulations on your re-election. Congratulations to all of my colleagues on the expression of confidence the Caucus has given to all of you.
November 18, 2014
I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve as Democratic Whip for the 114th Congress, and I greatly appreciate the support of my Democratic colleagues.
November 17, 2014
I am pleased to announce that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will be joining the Democratic Whip team for the 114th Congress as  a Chief Deputy Whip.
November 13, 2014
I don't think we ought to ignore Republicans at all. They're in the majority, both in the Senate and House in the next Congress, and they're a very important player. The President, as [Senator] Mitch McConnell indicates, is a very important player, and we democrats are going to participate. 
November 5, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter to all Democratic Members today to announce his bid for Democratic Whip:
July 21, 2014
"I'm pleased to announce this year's Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 213,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube," stated Whip Hoyer...
April 2, 2014
“I am very disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning in McCutcheon v. FEC. 
February 26, 2014
At a time when our country continues to face major challenges to its economy, it is very disappointing that the House returned yesterday for a three-week session with no substantive legislation planned to address those challenges.
February 24, 2014
“When the people of southeast Michigan called John Dingell Jr. to serve at the age of 29, he answered that call with determination and grace.
February 18, 2014
“Rep. Gloria Negrette McLeod has been a valued member of our Caucus in the 113th Congress, and I know that she will continue to represent her constituents with distinction during her final months in office. 
February 18, 2014
“I join in thanking Rep. Rush Holt for his fifteen years of service in the United States Congress.
February 13, 2014
“The President came to Congress and gave a State of the Union and said, look, I'm optimistic, we've come a far pace as you've just outlined very well.
January 30, 2014
“I have known my good friend Henry Waxman for almost fifty years.  He is one of the House’s most talented and committed legislators.
January 29, 2014
“I think what the President said [was] we want to work together. But if you don't work, I’m not going to be immobilized, I’m not going to forget that I’m elected by all the people to do things.