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September 11, 2013
“Once again, House Republicans are in disarray, unable to govern as a result of division and dysfunction.  Even when promising a continuation of their policy of sequester and another defunding of the Affordable Care Act – gifts to the extreme wing of their party – Republicans lacked sufficient support and were unable to bring their bill to the Floor.  
August 1, 2013
“I was deeply disappointed to see that Senate Republicans voted nearly unanimously to block consideration of the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill today, even while a bipartisan majority of senators voted to move forward with the bill.
March 6, 2013
Democrats continue to call for a big and balanced solution to stop the irrational and irresponsible across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester. While House Democrats have proposed a solution to stop these reckless cuts, Republicans have refused on four separate occasions to bring this legislation to the House Floor for a vote. 
June 29, 2012
“We thought the bill was constitutional. The Supreme Court has said it’s constitutional. It's within our powers and we think the American public can be more secure today than they were yesterday with the assurance that they're going to have access to affordable, quality health care.”
May 9, 2012
I am disappointed Republicans once again chose confrontation over compromise by voting for a candidate who promised to bring more partisanship—not less—to Washington. In fact, Sen. Lugar’s opponent was quoted as saying: ‘bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.’...
April 14, 2011
"In recent days, we have seen starkly contrasting budget plans. The plans put forward by President Obama and House Democrats are balanced approaches to getting our country out of debt while protecting investments in job creation and the future of our economy. But the Republican plan has a higher priority than balancing the budget or investing in our future or looking out for working families—its highest priority is cutting taxes even further for the wealthiest Americans...
April 14, 2011
...Current law already forbids federal dollars from funding abortion. But in pursuit of a divisive social agenda, Republicans also voted to defund Planned Parenthood, which would cut off the crucial services it provides to millions of women, including cancer screenings and blood work...
April 14, 2011
“Today, Republicans mark 100 days in the House majority. During that time, they have pursued divisive social issues, passed bills that have no chance of becoming law, introduced a budget that would end Medicare as we know it and threatened Americans with a government shutdown. But there is one thing that Republicans have failed to do: they have failed to even consider a single bill to create jobs...
October 8, 2010
“Today, Minority Leader John Boehner demonstrated to the American people that Republicans have no new ideas, and instead would return to the exact same failed economic policies of the past...
June 3, 2009
Over the last five months, Congressional Democrats worked with President Obama to improve the lives of Americans and help our nation through this economic crisis.
February 24, 2009
Tonight, President Obama inspired our nation to confront our economic crisis and turn adversity into opportunity.
February 3, 2009
Today, in the midst of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and as Congress considers the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it is telling to look back and examine the pattern of Republican failures on economic policy.
January 16, 2009
President Bush has been the most fiscally irresponsible President in our nation’s history.
January 14, 2009
President Bush pursued reckless fiscal policies for years, setting the stage for massive deficits and economic decline.
October 17, 2008
Republicans’ eight years in the White House, and six years at all the levers of power, have resulted in a faltering economy, a failing energy policy, record deficits and debt, numerous cases of corruption, and an America overstretched and weakened in the world.
September 24, 2008
We are making progress and injecting presidential politics in this critical issue would not be helpful to quickly producing the best proposal for the American people.
September 23, 2008
I’m here today to talk about the record of the last eight years and what we can learn from it. But on a more basic level, I’m here to stand up for the principle that facts are common property.
September 18, 2008
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a group of citizens to discuss how Republican obstructionism and failed policies have weakened our economy, contributed to the turmoil on Wall Street, and neglected the real needs of the American people.
September 15, 2008
The Majority Leader’s office has created a video highlighting powerful clips from last week’s floor statements on Republican failures.
May 7, 2008
As the second term of his failed presidency winds to an end, President Bush has little left on the agenda but finger-pointing.
December 20, 2007
Virtually everyone who closely and objectively observes Congress agrees that Democrats have had a very productive year, instigated substantial progress on key priorities, and begun to move our nation in a new direction.