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September 14, 2014Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the ISIL threat, the need to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and Republican inaction on a number of critical priorities, including jobs and immigration reform, on C-Span's "Newsmakers." Below are excerpts and a link to the video...
September 12, 2014Press Item
Tomorrow marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation to crack down on domestic violence and assist survivors as they seek justice and healing.   I was proud to support passage of this law in 1994 as well as a reauthorization in 2013 that extended new protections to LGBT Americans, immigrants, and Native Americans.
September 12, 2014Press Item
Today I join in marking twenty years of AmeriCorps working to strengthen communities through volunteerism and citizen engagement.  Often called the ‘domestic Peace Corps,’ AmeriCorps was created by the bipartisan 1993 National and Community Service Trust Act, which I was proud to cosponsor, and expanded by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009.
September 11, 2014Press Item
Thirteen years ago, our nation was shaken by an attack that took the lives of 2,977 people and brought heartbreak to families and communities across the country and the world. 
September 11, 2014Press Item
As we approach the end of the 113th Congress, the most-closed, least-productive Congress in modern history, here’s a look at House Republicans’ long record of obstruction and partisanship. 
September 10, 2014Press Item
Tonight, President Obama laid out a clear and comprehensive counterterrorism strategy to degrade and destroy the terrorist group ISIL, which has murdered two American journalists along with thousands of innocent Iraqis and Syrians. 
September 10, 2014Press Item
Having campaigned on promises to make Congress more transparent and encourage open debate, the House Republican majority quickly abandoned those principles and made the 112th and 113th Congresses the least productive in history, characterized by few significant bills enacted, a record number of ‘closed rules,’ that limited debate, and failure to abide by their own promises on how they would run the House.
September 10, 2014Press Item
Today I joined my Congressional colleagues to award three Congressional Gold Medals in honor of those who perished in the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001.
September 9, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, September should be a particularly important month for this House. It will be a month of contrast. It will be a month in which the American people will be able to see that the Republican message to the American people is ‘you're on your own,’ while Democrats say ‘we're on your side.’
September 9, 2014Press Item
As we move toward the end of the 113th Congress, here’s a look back at House Republicans’ failed record when it comes to addressing job creation and supporting economic growth, despite their promises to make both issues top priorities.