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May 8, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the second anniversary of the creation of the Select Committee on Benghazi by House Republicans.
April 29, 2016Press Item
It’s been six months since Speaker Paul Ryan took the Speaker’s gavel, and though he has discussed the need to build a more “Confident America,” the American people have not seen any action from House Republicans that inspires confidence.
April 28, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference today with Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Democrats in support of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. 
April 27, 2016Press Item
Since taking the Speaker’s gavel last fall, Speaker Paul Ryan has discussed the need to build a more “Confident America.” Yet six months into his Speakership, Speaker Ryan continues to struggle with deep divisions and dysfunction within his Conference, preventing the House from getting anything done for the American people, including passing a budget. 
April 22, 2016Press Item
This week, the House took up several partisan bills that would target the IRS and make it harder for civil servants to do their jobs. 
April 20, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats on the House Floor yesterday for a Special Order Hour to call on Senate Republicans to do their job and hold confirmation hearings and an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court Justice nominee Merrick Garland.
April 15, 2016Press Item
Today, House Republicans missed the statutory deadline to pass a budget, notwithstanding the fact that they made passing a budget a top priority this year. It’s unfortunate that division and dysfunction within their Party prevented them from passing a budget, and I am deeply disappointed that many of their Members are urging Republican leadership to abandon the spending levels Congress passed last year. 
April 15, 2016Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans failed to pass a budget resolution by the April 15 statutory deadline. 
February 9, 2016Press Item
Today, President Obama unveiled his budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which reduces the deficit and puts debt on a sustainable path while laying out a vision for how we can give every American a fair shot at economic security; accelerate American innovation; and keep Americans safe.
October 8, 2015Press Item
Leader McCarthy’s announcement is yet another reflection of Republicans’ deep divisions and dysfunction. 
November 21, 2014Press Item
Once again, House Republicans are wasting the taxpayers’ time and money on a partisan lawsuit against the President.
September 14, 2014Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the ISIL threat, the need to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and Republican inaction on a number of critical priorities, including jobs and immigration reform, on C-Span's "Newsmakers." Below are excerpts and a link to the video...
September 10, 2014Press Item
Having campaigned on promises to make Congress more transparent and encourage open debate, the House Republican majority quickly abandoned those principles and made the 112th and 113th Congresses the least productive in history, characterized by few significant bills enacted, a record number of ‘closed rules,’ that limited debate, and failure to abide by their own promises on how they would run the House.
August 1, 2014Press Item
In today's paper there’s an op-ed , it's written by Mr. McCarthy, the new Majority Leader. In that op-ed he said, quote: ‘I have always believed that you must win the argument before you can win the vote. In Congress, committees act as idea factories for policies from both sides, and as Majority Leader I will commit to the committee process and regular order.’ Apparently he didn't start yesterday doing that, and we don't start today doing that.
July 31, 2014Press Item
It is the first time [Congress has sued the President]. It will be an unprecedented action if, in fact, the Congress sues the President.
July 30, 2014Press Item
I thank the Gentlelady [Rep. Slaughter] for yielding, and I rise in opposition to the bill that is before us. It is somewhat ironic that the Republicans want to sue the President for not enforcing a law that they want to repeal. 
July 26, 2014Press Item
What we need to do in my view, however, is meet the immediate challenge of processing these folks who have come across the borders, many of whom are children. Treat them in a humane way and consistent with law.
July 25, 2014Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I’m not going to ask the Majority Leader any more questions, because I'm not going to get any answers. 
July 24, 2014Press Item
Today, while millions of Americans are waiting for Congress to take action to create jobs, raise the minimum wage, fix our broken immigration system, address the humanitarian crisis at the border, and restore emergency unemployment insurance, the House’s Republican Majority chose to waste taxpayers’ time and money on a frivolous, politically motivated lawsuit against the President.