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May 23, 2017
I join in congratulating Rep. Mark Pocan on his election as the new Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). 
May 23, 2017
It's not real. And frankly, my first thoughts were mirrored by almost every Republican who made a comment on the budget, this is not a real document, it is not a real offer, it's not a starting point.
May 23, 2017
President Trump’s budget is a litany of broken promises to the American people
May 22, 2017
Today’s decision by President Trump and House Republicans to prolong the partisan legal battle over cost-sharing reduction payments injects even more uncertainty and instability into insurance markets at a pivotal time. 
May 21, 2017
The $110 billion arms transfer to Saudi Arabia announced by the White House - possibly as much as $350 billion overall - raises questions that need to be answered.
May 18, 2017
The Trump-Mulvaney budget is not real. It is a pre-text, and does not come to grips with the challenges confronting America. It is an ideological document, not a document that will ever be utilized. 
May 17, 2017
I am extremely disappointed by the Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers (VET) Protection Act, which was marked-up by the House Veterans Affairs Committee this morning. 
May 16, 2017
If reports are true that President Trump asked then-Director Comey to end the FBI’s investigation of former National Security Advisor Flynn, it makes the need for an independent investigation all the more important. 
May 16, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released a video today highlighting Americans who are speaking out against TrumpCare in Republican districts across the country.
May 16, 2017
The security cooperation between the United States and our ally Israel, including the level of trust and sharing of information between our intelligence agencies, forms one of the pillars of Israel’s defense.  
May 15, 2017
Each time I think the President cannot jeopardize American security any further or take his reckless ineptitude to new heights, I am quickly proven wrong. 
May 15, 2017
Today, House Democrats launched a bold new initiative to strengthen higher education access and affordability for the twenty-first century.
May 11, 2017
If the White House intends to create a commission to investigate voter suppression in this country, I hope its focus will be on the actual suppression of the voting rights of minorities, seniors, and students in states where Republican lawmakers have imposed barriers to ballot access since the terrible Shelby v. Holder Supreme Court ruling in 2013.
May 9, 2017
For the President to fire the head of a law enforcement agency investigating his own campaign's ties to a foreign adversary - one proven to have sought to sway the election in his favor - is deeply troubling and raises serious questions. 
May 5, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Hoyer highlighted Trumpcare’s assault on the health care of millions of hard-working American families.    
May 4, 2017
I’ve read the bill, but also very importantly, I’ve read the CBO report -- that is the independent congressional advisor on fiscal matters -- and they say premiums are going up 25 to 29% for the average policyholder.
May 4, 2017
Today, 217 House Republicans voted to take health coverage away from 24 million Americans.
May 4, 2017
“I am Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and I don’t write the songs but I count the votes. And every Democrat today in the House of Representatives an hour from now, or when that vote occurs is going to be a no vote to undermine our coverage.
May 4, 2017
Mr. Speaker, Republicans now control all of our government. Whatever happens to our health care system will be their responsibility.
May 4, 2017
Well, I don't know if they have the votes because I’m not counting Republican votes, per se. 
May 3, 2017
Republicans now control all the levers of our government.  They will be held responsible for whatever happens to our health care system, including the actions that have already destabilized our health insurance markets since January. 
May 3, 2017
The decision today by Puerto Rico’s governor to seek a judicial reorganization of the island’s debts and put its finances on solid footing is the responsible thing to do.  
May 3, 2017
Joe, you took the words out of my mouth. I don't think it's what the Democrats or Republicans want, the process won. 
May 2, 2017
The bill House Republicans just passed would end overtime pay as American workers know it.
May 2, 2017
I am disappointed to see, one more time, that the Trump Administration is undermining the confidence of the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.