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House Concludes the 114th Congress By Passing Bills to Fund the Government, Assist Flint; Republicans Must Return In 2017 Ready to Govern

For Immediate Release: 
December 9, 2016
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

MESSAGE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC WHIP  

This week, the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that funds the government through April 28. While I’m pleased that the House took action to prevent a government shutdown, I believe that passing yet another continuing resolution is not the right approach to funding our government. It is deeply disappointing that House Republicans have failed on their promise to return to regular order. I urge Republicans to work with Democrats in the next Congress to prioritize our resources and put the needs of the American people first.

Yesterday, the House passed a water resources development bill, which includes provisions to address the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. This was an important step to take to provide long-overdue assistance to the people of Flint. 

Finally, as we look ahead to the 115th Congress, Republicans must work with Democrats to govern responsibly. The 114th Congress was one of the least productive and most divisive Congresses. From failing to pass a budget to wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on political witch hunts, House Republicans have continued to ignore the priorities of the American people. With their party now controlling the House, the Senate, and the White House in the 115th Congress, Democrats will hold Republicans accountable and resist their efforts to pursue a divisive and controversial agenda next year. 

Sincerely yours,


Steny H. Hoyer

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DEMOCRATIC NEWS UPDATE  

FACT SHEET: The Do-Nothing 114th Congress

Hoyer: Passing Yet Another Continuing Resolution Is Not the Right Approach to Funding Our Government

Hoyer Statement on House Passage of the Water Resources Bill

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Be a Disaster for Our Country

Hoyer Statement on Pay Parity for 2017

Hoyer Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

On Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

On Nominations for the President-Elect’s Cabinet: