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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.
January 15, 2014
“For over two decades, Jim Moran has been an outstanding representative for the people of Virginia’s Eighth District.
January 14, 2014
Since coming to Congress in 2009, Bill Owens has served the people of New York’s North Country with distinction and made a lasting impact as an advocate for our veterans and military families, for rural communities, and for achieving a sustainable fiscal future.  
January 13, 2014
“I join in thanking Rep. George Miller for his nearly four decades of service to the people of California in the House of Representatives.  
January 12, 2014
“If, in fact, we want to help the 1.3 million people who on December 28 lost their, in efect, safety net to keep food on their table and their family intact, then [Republicans need to] offer it.
January 8, 2014
“For seventeen years, Mike McIntyre has served the people of North Carolina’s Seventh District with distinction, giving them the full measure of his energy and intellect.
January 8, 2014
“When Carolyn McCarthy came to Congress in 1997, she arrived with a fierce determination to make our communities safer from gun violence and expand opportunities in education, health care, and job creation.
December 17, 2013
“It has been a privilege to serve alongside Frank Wolf for over thirty years. 
December 17, 2013
"I am saddened that my good friend Rep. Jim Matheson has decided not to run for reelection next year. Jim has brought to the House of Representatives the kind of thoughtful, responsible leadership that this country needs to see more often.
December 11, 2013
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28. 
December 10, 2013
But the fact of the matter is, Chris Van Hollen is Ranking Member of the Budget Committee on our side - he has not been in any of these negotiations, nor have any of the other [members of the budget conference]. 
December 2, 2013
"I join in congratulating Ed Cassidy on his appointment as the House's new Chief Administrative Officer.