Congress

Afternoon Roundup: "Losing Control" Edition

There are only five legislative days before the August district work period and what do House Republicans have to show for the last seven months? Not much. And press is taking note:

Washington Post: Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

The Do-Nothing Republican Congress

For Immediate Release:

July 19, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

For Immediate Release:

July 14, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on the Status of Russia Sanctions Legislation

For Immediate Release:

July 11, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Afternoon Round Up: "Legislative Train Wreck" Edition

Another day, another set of headlines about the GOP in disarray and stalling their own agenda, from TrumpCare to a budget to a range of issues…

Wall Street Journal: Senate Republicans Scramble to Rework Health Bill

“Senate Republican leaders scrambled Wednesday to rework by week’s end their plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but GOP senators remained mired in disputes over key policy planks of the bill.”

Hoyer: There Is No Reason Why the House Should Not Send the Senate A Russia Sanctions Bill

For Immediate Release:

June 20, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

The House Stands Together in Unity, Commends Capitol Police For Their Heroism

For Immediate Release:

June 16, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.  </div>
  
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Hoyer Statement on Shooting At Congressional Baseball Game Practice

For Immediate Release:

June 14, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Hoyer, Brady Statement on the Importance of the Election Assistance Commission

For Immediate Release:

June 15, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Two Years In a Row?

Republicans blew past their April 15 deadline months ago, and they are still haven’t proposed a budget for fiscal year 2018. What’s holding them up? Their deep internal divisions, of course. Republicans didn’t pass a budget last year, and prospects are starting to dim this year as their conference continues to feud among themselves. It’s not looking great for the former Budget Committee Chairman turned Speaker, and Republicans control all levers of government so they only have themselves to blame.