Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
July 25, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the House Rules changes proposed by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus:

“The Rules changes unveiled today by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus represent an important effort to ensure that the House can work its will and serve the American people effectively.  These are the kind of proposals the House ought to consider under a new Democratic Majority in January.  It is critical that Members are empowered to bring legislation forward and have their bills considered under regular order, and we ought to return to a process where major legislation is shaped by Members in committee and not behind closed doors by a select few. 

“I want to thank Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Tom Reed for leading this bipartisan effort.  I look forward to working with the Problem Solvers Caucus and other Members next year to make sure the House truly represents the will of the American people and is not mired in the same extreme partisanship we’ve seen over the past few years.  The American people deserve a Congress that works for them, in which they can place their trust once more.”