Congress

New York Times: House Republicans Continue To Waste More Time With 37th Vote to Repeal The Affordable Care Act

We just had to share the New York Times’ pretty brutal assessment of the amount of time House Republicans have wasted in vain attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away patient protections from millions of Americans. Some low lights:

Hoyer Discusses The Need For Republican To Stop Playing Games With The Debt Limit on MSNBC

"Jobs was clearly on the President's mind and his focus. Economic growth of our country and getting us on a fiscally stable path.

Hoyer Statement On Rep. Mel Watt's Nomination By President Obama To Be Next FHFA Director

For Immediate Release:

May 1, 2013

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What Do They Stand For?

Well, it was pretty evident this week that Republicans are at a crossroads, with national Republicans attempting to overhaul their national message –while House Republicans don’t seem to be getting the message. National Journal put a spotlight on the GOP’s disconnect on economic policy:

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Hoyer Statement in Support of the Soap Box Derby

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor in support of the Soap Box Derby.

Cry Baby Cry

So, the Republican party is divided. What’s new? As reported by the Hill, the GOP leadership isn’t too happy with the continued internal strife:

“Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday called for conservatives to put aside their differences with fellow Republicans and unify to fight President Obama’s agenda, specifically the implementation of healthcare reform.”

Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference on President Obama Meeting With House Demcratic Caucus

For Immediate Release:

March 14, 2013

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VIDEO: House Democrats Fight to Stop the Sequester

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2013

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House Democrats Fight to Stop the Sequester

Democrats continue to call for a big and balanced solution to stop the irrational and irresponsible across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester.

Boehner May Want to Rethink His Legislative Strategy

The Hill: “Boehner: I Won’t Make Practice of Passing Bills Without GOP Support.”

It doesn’t look like that legislative strategy is going to work very well, Speaker Boehner. So far in the 113th Congress, four bills will have been signed into law:

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