Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

April 25, 2014

Considering his refusal to bring a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the Floor, we find it pretty ironic that Speaker Boehner was mocking his conference yesterday at an event in his district over their resistance to taking action.

April 16, 2014

Add Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to the growing list of Republicans urging Speaker Boehner to bring the Senate’s bipartisan bill to renew emergency unemployment insurance to the Floor.

April 9, 2014

As the House prepares to vote tomorrow on the Ryan budget, we present you with a roundup of recent articles highlighting just how disastrous it would be for our economy, for the most vulnerable in our society, for our long-term fiscal outlook – and for Republicans themselves:

April 3, 2014

Before the House Republican budget comes to the Floor next week (assuming they get over their divisions and come up with the votes, of course) we thought you’d enjoy seeing how some editorial cartoonists reviewed it:

April 2, 2014

Unfortunately, the Wall Street Journal seems to have missed a few important points about the harmful Republican budget – well, maybe more than just a few. 

April 2, 2014

In response to the release of the Republican budget proposal yesterday, Bloomberg offered interesting commentary on the stark contrast between this partisan proposal and fellow Republican Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s tax-reform plan.  

April 2, 2014

In case you missed it, the New York Times had a scathing review of the House Republican budget this morning

April 1, 2014

A look at the headlines after Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his budget this morning shows that Americans aren’t fooled by the extreme Republican budget that continues to focus on partisan politics and relies on false budgeting gimmicks:

April 1, 2014

MYTHThe Republican budget balances in 10 years.

March 31, 2014

As House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan prepares to unveil his fiscal year 2015 budget tomorrow, experts agree that he must employ even more fuzzy math* than last year in order to meet his unrealistic budget goals.

March 27, 2014

Well, it looks like reporters could have saved their time and reprinted their budget preview stories from last year.

March 19, 2014

More than 5 million Americans and counting have now signed up for private coverage through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces, but House Republicans continue to waste time with pointless repeal votes and claiming that they’re going to come up with a health care reform alternative (which is always the same old ideas that don’t address the real issue, and that they never actually put into legislative form).

March 6, 2014

In the “completely unbelievable” news category, we’ve got yesterday’s remarkable actions by Chairman Issa to deny Democrats, in particular Ranking Member Cummings, the opportunity to speak and ask questions during a hearing.

March 6, 2014

This morning, POLITICO asks the question we’ve been asking ourselves for awhile: “And the GOP economic plan is … ?” 

March 5, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office found that raising the minimum wage would lift 900,000 people out of poverty.

February 26, 2014

And the pressure keeps on building…

February 26, 2014

As House Republicans plan their 50th vote to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican advisors are recognizing that an obsessive focus on taking away important patient protections may not be the smartest message.

February 18, 2014

If you were hoping that the House was going to keep getting things done this year, House Republicans have disappointing news for you.

February 5, 2014

A look at the headlines today shows House Republicans divided (once again).

February 4, 2014

As Republicans continue to squabble over what to demand in return for allowing our country to pay its bills, we thought these comments by Speaker Boehner were really, really interesting:

February 3, 2014

The latest push for action on immigration reform comes from an unexpected source – former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL). 

January 31, 2014

Here we go again…

January 30, 2014

After almost 50 votes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, the law remains in place and continues to benefit millions of Americans.

January 30, 2014

While Republicans continue to ignore millions of Americans still struggling to find work (some even claiming that “the situation has been dealt with”), a new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the percentage of the long-term unemployed remains above pre-recession highs in 41 states.

January 17, 2014

It appears that Republicans refuse to learn from their past mistakes.

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