Press Releases

July 28, 2017
The Senate has now rejected every option to repeal outright or repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that President Trump and Senator McConnell put before it. It could not be clearer that there is no majority to take the benefits of this law away from millions of Americans. 
July 27, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
This is not a skinny repeal in terms of the adverse impact it's going to have on millions of Americans.
July 27, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Iranian naval aggression in the Persian Gulf yesterday underscores the nature of the regime we are dealing with in Tehran. 
July 26, 2017
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. 
July 26, 2017
The Senate's strong rejection of Senator McConnell's TrumpCare bill ought to signal that it's time for Republicans' partisan games on health care to come to an end.
July 25, 2017
There is a lot going on today, but I don’t think there is anything going on today that is more important than your testimony.
July 25, 2017
I'm confident that if they get a bill through, that needle they're going to thread that the President refers to, is not going to be a pretty one for them and a lot of Americans are going to be very, very upset.
July 25, 2017
President Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts of America was highly inappropriate and runs directly counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts stand.  
July 25, 2017
The Senate’s vote today highlights the danger to millions of Americans if the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed.
July 25, 2017
Rep. [Ruben] Gallego, thank you very much for inviting us to this press conference. I had a colloquy on the Floor with the Majority Leader last week, and I asked him whether or not we were going to have the issue of the border wall that was going to be open for amendment and open for debate.
July 25, 2017
[What Trump’s] frustrated about is the inability of his party to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and/or a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. He should not be surprised. This is not obstruction. 
July 25, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today joined Ranking Member Gwen Moore of the Financial Services Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee and Rep. Denny Heck in authoring a letter to President Trump expressing their opposition to the nomination of former Rep. Scott Garrett to serve as Chairman of the Board of the Export-Import Bank. 
July 24, 2017
Amid the investigations into Russia’s interference in our last election and its ongoing efforts to subvert democratic systems here at home and among our allies, it is critical that Congress provide our intelligence community with the best possible tools and clear direction.
July 22, 2017
I’m pleased that both parties in the House and Senate have reached agreement on sanctions legislation that will hold Russia and Iran accountable for their destabilizing actions around the world. 
July 20, 2017
How many times do Senate Republicans need to learn that their latest TrumpCare bill would be just as harmful as their previous one before they abandon this crusade to repeal the Affordable Care Act?
July 20, 2017
Last night, the House Budget Committee approved on a party line vote a Republican budget resolution that disinvests in America’s future and relies on a foundation that simply doesn’t add up.