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July 27, 2017Press Item
Tonight, the Senate overwhelmingly approved, by a vote of 98-2, the House's bill to expand sanctions against Russia for its interference in our election, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, and its illegal occupation of Crimea.
July 27, 2017Press Item
…Ladies and gentlemen, the United States Senate is now considering what is called a skinny bill on the Affordable Care Act. 
July 27, 2017Press Item
…Mr. Speaker, there is a lot of disorder in Washington, D.C. there is chaos and conflict and confrontation in the White House. 
July 27, 2017Press Item
It seems that the White House and its Republican allies in Congress haven’t learned from their mistakes on writing TrumpCare bills and are once again preparing to write hugely consequential legislation affecting hundreds of millions of Americans behind closed doors among a small cadre of leaders without input even from rank-and-file Members of their own party.  
July 27, 2017Press Item
This is not a skinny repeal in terms of the adverse impact it's going to have on millions of Americans.
July 27, 2017Press Item
Mr. Speaker, it is now seven months since the start of the 115th Congress and six months since Republicans have controlled all the levers of power of our government. Yet, all we've seen are broken promises.
July 27, 2017Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer today joined House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (CA-43), Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade Ranking Member Gwen Moore (WI-04), and Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) in sending a letter to Senator Mike Crapo, the Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, raising a number of questions that former Rep. Scott Garrett needs to answer before the Committee considers his nomination as President of the Export-Import Bank.
July 26, 2017Press Item
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has now concluded that Senator McConnell’s so-called ‘skinny repeal’ plan is not as lean as it had been made out to be.  
July 26, 2017Press Item
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced that TrumpCareStories.org, which compiles House Democrats’ “TrumpCare Stories: Americans Talk to Congress About Health Care” video series, now features 33 stories of Americans who would be impacted by TrumpCare.
July 26, 2017Press Item
Thank you very much, Madam Ranking Member, for yielding. Mr. Chairman, Members of the House.
July 26, 2017Press Item
The Senate has now rejected both repeal-and-replace as well as straight repeal.  It could not be more clear: the American people do not want Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, kick millions off their coverage, and increase health care costs for American families.
July 26, 2017Press Item
I join in celebrating the twenty-seventh anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), legislation I was proud to introduce and shepherd to passage with bipartisan support. 
July 26, 2017Press Item
This is not a new fight. We’ve been here before. We were here in the 40s, in last century, that the military would be undermined if African Americans served side by side. That assertion was wrong.
July 26, 2017Press Item
Iranian naval aggression in the Persian Gulf yesterday underscores the nature of the regime we are dealing with in Tehran. 
July 26, 2017Press Item
Mr. Speaker, yesterday we watched as Senator John McCain returned to the Capitol after having been diagnosed with cancer and undergoing a serious operation. All of us are praying for his swift and full recovery.
July 26, 2017Press Item
President Trump’s announcement this morning on Twitter that transgender Americans will not be permitted to serve in the defense of our country is shameful and will endanger our national security.