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January 16, 2010Press Item
For months, President Barack Obama has owned the health care legislation that's struggling to cross the finish line in Congress.
January 19, 2010Press Item
President Barack Obama is poised to name a special commission to come up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit, top Democrats said Tuesday evening.
January 19, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday passing the Senate’s version of health care overhaul would be better than passing nothing.
January 21, 2010Press Item
Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest fix to their health care dilemma Thursday and signaled that any agreement on President Barack Obama's signature issue will come slowly, if at all.
January 13, 2010Press Item
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will begin talks this week with leading lawmakers about creating a bipartisan budget commission, an idea that has long languished in Congress but could become central to the Obama administration’s promise to reduce annual deficits.
January 14, 2010Press Item
President Obama spent several hours with congressional leaders Wednesday in a marathon negotiating session aimed at resolving outstanding differences between the House and Senate Democrats over health-care legislation and pushing his top domestic priority through to final passage.
January 14, 2010Press Item
House Democratic leaders are keeping mum on the details of their secret negotiations with the Senate and the White House on health care, but they are promising that there will be at least 72 hours to review the final bill before the House votes.
January 12, 2010Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is probably the best politician in Congress. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) deserves high praise for holding her party together on some very difficult issues, it was Hoyer who helped seal the final legislative deals that spelled the margins of victory.
January 12, 2010Press Item
House Democrats have opted to send six of their biggest guns to the healthcare negotiating table to iron out a deal with the Senate, according to a House leadership aide.
December 21, 2009Press Item
President Obama may have improved his chances for passing global warming legislation in the Senate by forging an interim international agreement here that puts both rich and poor countries on a path to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
December 22, 2009Press Item
The Democratic-controlled Senate, voting 60-40, swept aside Republican objections and moved to close off debate on health overhaul legislation, marking a milestone moment for President Barack Obama's most pressing domestic initiative.
January 6, 2010Press Item
House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they would insist on changes to the Senate health care legislation to make coverage more affordable for middle-class Americans and to tighten control over the insurance industry.
January 12, 2010Press Item
Forget the latest turbocharged engine or aerodynamic design. The star attraction Monday at the North American International Auto Show was the spectacle of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, with a bevy of other Washington officials touring the show.
January 16, 2009Press Item
The House Wednesday overwhelmingly approved extending the filing deadline for unemployment benefits and the COBRA health coverage subsidy through the end of February.
December 13, 2009Press Item
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drops a bill next week to raise the national debt ceiling by $1.925 trillion she will push America one more large step toward a fiscal and economic catastrophe unlike anything previously seen in this nation.
December 13, 2009Press Item
Senate Democrats scrambling to pass a sweeping health care reform bill before Christmas begin this critical week facing a host of nettlesome problems that threaten to derail the Democrats’ fast-track timetable.
December 14, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer is conducting shuttle diplomacy in search of a compromise with the Senate on the deficit spending issue that is delaying completion of Democrats’ year-end legislative package.
December 16, 2009Press Item
As the battle over health care lurches toward a conclusion, President Obama is confronting an increasingly sharp divide on the Democratic left, with liberals in the Senate and the House split on a critical question: How much of what they want is enough?
December 15, 2009Press Item
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday the House can pass a healthcare bill without a public option.
December 16, 2009Press Item
The House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly voted to raise the nation's debt limit by $290 billion, enough to cover the government's financing needs for another two months.
December 12, 2009Press Item
House Democrats are readying a package of bills for next week that will likely include a significant increase in the federal debt ceiling and tens of billions of dollars for job creation, hoping to clear the decks of two key issues before Congress adjourns for the year.
December 7, 2009Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) laced into Congressional Republicans on Monday for what he called their “deep irresponsibility” in pursuing a strategy that banks on the country’s failure.
December 9, 2009Press Item
House and Senate leaders finalized language Tuesday that gives more than 2,000 General Motors and Chrysler dealers a process to fight their closings.
December 9, 2009Press Item
After dozens of congressional hearings in the wake of the U.S. financial system collapse, the U.S. House of Representatives has begun to begin debate on major legislation supported by President Barack Obama designed to overhaul the financial system and provide more security for and boost the confidence of investors through tighter regulation.
December 10, 2009Press Item
On Monday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer delivered a startling speech on the obstructionism of minority Republicans and the dangers that poses to Congress and the country.