Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

February 6, 2017

As the Trump Administration defends its unconstitutional Muslim ban in the courts, former diplomats and national security officials, as well as business leaders, are weighing in and voicing their opposition to the ban because it puts our nation and our troops at risk and is bad for business. 

February 1, 2017

Despite promising to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act for the last seven years, Republicans are no closer to reaching agreement on an alternative to the ACA. So, what do they do now? 

February 1, 2017

Add Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10) to the list of Republican Members who are trying to avoid tough questions from constituents on the GOP’s effort to repeal the ACA without immediately replacing it. 

January 31, 2017

As Republicans continue their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a real replacement plan, Members are feeling the heat from their constituents

January 30, 2017

A dream scenario for Congressional Republicans: control of Congress and the White House. 

January 26, 2017

Congressional Republicans are at their retreat in Philadelphia this week, hoping to get on the same page and develop a policy agenda. It comes as a surprise to exactly no one that the retreat isn't going as smoothly as they had hoped. 

January 25, 2017

As Congressional Republicans head to Philadelphia today for their three-day retreat, we wanted to be sure you had their updated (and by updated, we mean alternative) itinerary. 

January 19, 2017

Another day, another Congressional Republican dodging their constituents as they share their outrage on Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a real replacement. 

January 19, 2017

While thousands of Americans across the country are speaking out against Republicans efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans back home are hiding from their constituents.

January 18, 2017

As this morning’s Washington Post sums up, the pressure is mounting for Republicans to come up with a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act before they repeal it. 

January 15, 2017

Just as we predicted, House Republicans are already feeling the heat after voting to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement, which will kick millions of Americans off their coverage and increase health care costs for millions more. 

January 13, 2017

Today’s Republican quote of the day is brought to you by Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina, who said his constituents are “freaking out” about losing their health coverage. 

January 13, 2017

Last night, Speaker Ryan joined CNN for a town hall. Right off the bat, the Speaker was confronted by one of the millions of Americans who is benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. 

January 11, 2017

There have been a lot of surprises over the past few months, but here’s something we didn’t think we’d see: A tweet that Republicans may not have the votes for their number one priority – a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

January 11, 2017

Republican leaders are moving full steam ahead on their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite discontent among rank-and-file Members. 

January 10, 2017

Wanted to make sure you’re all watching the PQ vote right now. 

January 9, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s op-ed today misrepresents the facts about the Affordable Care Act in order to justify GOP efforts to repeal the ACA without a replacement and Make America Sick Again. 

January 6, 2017

We think it’s time for someone to break it to Republicans: the American people don’t support your plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement plan.

January 5, 2017

Once again, Republicans are falling short on their promises to support job creation. 

January 3, 2017

These couldn’t have been the headlines that House GOP leaders had hoped for on day one of the 115th Congress:  

July 7, 2016

House Democrats have been on the House Floor for over an hour, asking for unanimous consent to bring up legislation to address gun violence. 

June 23, 2016

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans are breaking their promise of regular order tonight to pass a Zika conference report, ignoring the three day rule. 

June 22, 2016

Today, House Democrats are staging a sit-in on the Floor of the House of Representatives, demanding that Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 

June 22, 2016

Reporters may want to head to the gallery.

June 15, 2016

Last night, House Republican leaders decided against allowing a vote on Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s amendment to the defense appropriations bill to prohibit #LGBT discrimination. 

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