December 22, 2010

I think we had a lot of very important things that we wanted to get done and what the election did was it took away the high motivation for obstructionism that I think existed prior to the election. As a result, we were able to sit down at the table and agree on some things and move forward. The 9/11 bill, as you know, just got 70% of the votes that were cast...

December 22, 2010

Yes, I played a role and we had a strategy at the end which said, okay, you can't pass it in the defense bill as we did in the House. We'll put that bill as a separate item. I discussed it with the advocates. I discussed it with the Senate and the Republican Senators and Senator Lieberman and with Speaker Pelosi and I suggested this strategy which we pursued and was successful. But this is an effort that has been a very long effort, literally involving thousands of people who have worked very, very hard...

December 16, 2010

...this bill, the President of the United States believes, and I believe, will have a positive effect on the economy and I think we need that. And unlike some of my colleagues whose views I share but have reached a different conclusion, I will vote for this bill. I don't want to see middle income working people in America get a tax increase...

December 15, 2010

Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in support of legislation to allow for repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

December 13, 2010

"I simply do not believe the deep debt that comes from Republicans upper income and estate tax cut is worth their minimal impact on job creation. Those cuts, in my view, harm our long-term prosperity with little short-term gain in return."

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