Newsroom

May 13, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said a climate change bill could be on the House floor this summer after Democrats announced agreements on a few critical issues holding the legislation up.
May 13, 2009Press Item
Thank you for inviting me to speak to you in the midst of a transformative time for America’s energy policy. This morning, I’d like to talk about what I think that transformation ought to look like. But before I do, I want to emphasize that it’s just as important that we hear what you think it ought to look like.
May 13, 2009Press Item
I want to congratulate Chairman Waxman, Chairman Markey and the Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee in reaching consensus on key elements of comprehensive clean energy legislation.
May 13, 2009Press Item
The weapons acquisition reform legislation passed by the House today is a significant step toward reducing waste, fraud and abuse in government spending.
May 12, 2009Press Item
Today’s report shows that the challenges confronting Medicare and Social Security are continuing to grow.
May 12, 2009Press Item
As we look to update our energy infrastructure, as well as pursue the development of alternative energy sources, it is important to ensure we can transmit energy efficiently and reliably throughout the country.
May 12, 2009Press Item
Today, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees issued their annual report, which included updated projections for the solvency of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
May 12, 2009The Daily Whip
H.R. 2187 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, Suspensions, Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2101 - Weapons Acquisition System Reform Through Enhancing Technical Knowledge and Oversight Act of 2009,
May 10, 2009Press Item
The mountain labored, and brought forth a mouse. Last week the administration confronted the budget of the U.S. government in the "line by line" review long promised by President Obama -- and found theoretical savings almost invisible to the naked eye.
May 12, 2009Press Item
America faces many serious challenges, but the rising cost of health care represents one of the greatest threats to our economic growth and long-term fiscal stability.
May 8, 2009The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House, H.R. 2187 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, H.R. __ - Fiscal Year 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Bill
May 11, 2009Press Item
Containing rising health care costs that are an increasing burden on families, businesses and the federal budget is one of the critical goals of enacting health care reform this year.
May 11, 2009The Daily Whip
Suspensions, Dispose of H.Res. __ - Raising a question of privileges of the House
May 12, 2009Press Item
As the United States looks to expand the electric grid to reach renewable energy generation and cut greenhouse gas emissions, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wants to ensure the transmission cables themselves more efficient and "smart."
May 12, 2009Press Item
Patient-centered care’: as I’m sure you know, that is one of the biggest buzz-phrases in our healthcare debate.
May 8, 2009Press Item
This week, Republican pollster Frank Luntz met with Members of the House Republican Conference to present a messaging strategy to oppose health care reform.
May 7, 2009Press Item
The President made clear when he took office that his Administration would be focused on restoring responsibility to all parts of government, including the budget.
May 7, 2009Press Item
Today, President Obama announced his full budget proposal, including $17 billion in spending cuts.
May 7, 2009Press Item
It is well-known by now that our economic crisis began as a foreclosure crisis. It began with homeowners across America signing up for mortgages they could not afford.
May 7, 2009Press Item
I commend Chairman Obey for completing work on the President’s supplemental request for 2009 quickly. I will bring the supplemental to the House Floor for a vote next week so that we can send a bill to the President for his signature as soon as possible.
May 8, 2009Press Item
While today’s numbers offer a glimmer of hope that this recession is starting to slow down, there are still far too many Americans who are out of work and struggling to find employment.
April 29, 2009Press Item
Last winter, President Obama took office facing challenges unparalleled in recent memory — particularly an economy in steep decline.
May 6, 2009Press Item
With today’s passage of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, the House continues to take action on measures aimed at protecting consumers and preventing another economic crisis from occurring.
May 7, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) stepped out of his role as the heavy lifter in the background on Wednesday, calling on Congress to tackle long-dreaded entitlement reform, criticizing Congress for “a long history of inaction on long-term fiscal issues” and breaking with key Democrats by endorsing a commission to do so should Congress fail to act.