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Steny Hoyer's Public Statements on Issue: Legislative Branch

Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 5, Democratic Minority Whip
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
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April 11, 2018 Tweet - ".@SpeakerRyan has been a faithful public servant for WI & our country. While we stood on opposite sides, I've found him a gracious & good-natured man who believes in service & treating others with respect. I wish him, Janna & their children all the best."
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans control all the levers of government. There can be no disputing who ultimately is responsible for the grossly irresponsible act of shutting down the government. 1/3"
Jan. 17, 2018 Hearing of the House Rules Committee - Testimony of Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Congressional Earmarks
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "I also told press today that Democrats will not be held hostage to bad policies & inaction on legislation by Republicans. They have majorities in the House, Senate, White House & are responsible for keeping the government open."
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "Marylanders deserve better than GOP's inability to responsibly govern. Instead of ignoring the most pressing issues facing Maryland families, Republicans in Congress ought to work w Democrats to get things done for our constituents. "
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "As we near the end of the first session of the 115th Congress, it's clear @HouseGOP continues to break their own promises of openness & transparency with a record number of closed rules stifling debate and amendments."
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "Right now the #GOPTaxScam is just a bill stuck on Capitol Hill--and has to be voted on again because Republicans jammed it through the Congress & aspects of the bill failed to comply with Senate rules."
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "I told members of the press today that a number of priorities must be addressed before the end of the year. I am encouraging my Democratic colleagues to vote against a GOP bill that continues to kick the can down the road, instead of responsibly funding the entire government."
Dec. 19, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Republican Tax Bill Not Complying with Senate Rules
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "Today I told @CNBC that the @SenateGOP ought to respect the wishes of Alabama voters who elected a new voice to the Senate & delay their vote on a tax bill until @GDouglasJones is sworn into office. #ALSen"
Dec. 13, 2017 Hoyer Discusses Delaying Consideration of the GOP Tax Bill Until Senator-Elect Doug Jones Is Sworn Into Office on CNBC
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "In 2009, @SenateMajLdr urged delay of a vote on the #ACA until Senator Scott Brown was seated. Leader McConnell, what's changed? It should be no different now. I urge you to delay the #GOPTaxScam vote until @GDouglasJones is sworn in."
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "Republicans have ignored a number of issues important to the American people--including the need to #ProtectDREAMers, reauthorize #CHIP, provide disaster relief to #OurFellowAmericans in #PuertoRico, and more. 1/2
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House, and they are responsible for keeping government open. Instead, they've wasted time on their tax bill and continue to be mired in deep division."
Dec. 6, 2017 Pelosi, Hoyer Joint Statement on Impeachment Resolution
Dec. 2, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Rep. Sandy Levin's Decision to Not Seek Re-Election
Dec. 1, 2017 Tweet - "After postponing the vote on the #GOPTaxScam yesterday, @SenateGOP is scrambling to rewrite their bill -- on the Floor, via amendment -- and jam it through. This is outrageous. I urge the Senate to reject this bill."
Nov. 30, 2017 Tweet - "As I have said, the allegations against Rep. Conyers are serious and credible. As we continue to hear more, I think it is appropriate for him to resign."
Nov. 29, 2017 Hoyer: Mandating Anti-Harassment Training Is Only A First Step
Nov. 28, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez's Decision to Not Seek Re-Election
Nov. 26, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Rep. John Conyers' Decision to Step Down as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee
Nov. 21, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - "Deeply disappointed that Republicans just voted to raise taxes on 36 million middle-class families. Proud Dems unanimously opposed this #GOPTaxScam."
Nov. 14, 2017 Tweet - We have 14 legislative days left in the calendar. I said to press: we must work to fund the govt; address CHIP & health extenders, disaster relief, and more.
Nov. 13, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Rep. Gene Green's Decision to Not Seek Re-Election
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - I'm pleased to introduce a new digital privacy form for constituent services in #MD-05. This new tool will make casework more transparent & make interacting with government easier & more efficient.
Nov. 8, 2017 Tweet - Today, the House will reach a record number of rules that limit debate and prevent Members from influencing legislation on the Floor while @WaysandMeansGOP marks up the #GOPTaxScam bill.
Nov. 8, 2017 Tweet - @SpeakerRyan promised an open, inclusive, transparent Congress. Instead, he has led the most-closed Congress in history, limiting debate & preventing Members from proposing changes to bills on the Floor.
Nov. 2, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Lawsuit Filed by Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democrats
Nov. 2, 2017 Tweet - On the Floor, House GOP is voting to undermine the #ACA and add $17.5 billion to the deficit.
Nov. 1, 2017 Hoyer Submits Testimony Against Garrett Nomination
Nov. 1, 2017 Hoyer Statement on 2018 House Floor Schedule
Oct. 27, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Response to Request to Testify Against Garrett Nomination to Lead the Export-Import Bank
Oct. 4, 2017 Hoyer Visits FEMA Headquarters to Thank Federal Employees
Sept. 26, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at Rally with Immigration Advocates to Protect DREAMers and Bring the DREAM Act to the Floor
Sept. 25, 2017 Letter to Colleagues - Hoyer, Ranking Members Send Dear Colleague Urging House Democrats to Oppose the FAA Extension Bill Under Suspension
Sept. 12, 2017 Hoyer Statement on House Passage of Resolution Condemning the Actions of Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists in Charlottesville
Sept. 7, 2017 Hoyer, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Announce Process to Launch a Discharge Petition to Force a Vote on the DREAM Act
Sept. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consideration of Democratic Amendments on Omnibus Appropriations Bill
July 27, 2017 Hoyer Statement After Voting Against Republicans' Minibus Appropriations Bill
July 26, 2017 Hoyer Statement On The House Striking Down Amendments Attacking Federal Employees Of The CBO
July 25, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at Hearing on Ways to Improve the Affordable Care Act Hosted by the Steering & Policy Committee
July 25, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference with House Democrats Opposing Legislative Gimmick That Adds Funding for Trump's Border Wall
July 24, 2017 Hoyer: It's a Mistake for Republicans to Consider Intelligence Authorization Act Under Suspension
July 18, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the House Republican Budget
July 17, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Senate Republicans Not Having the Votes to Bring Up TrumpCare
July 13, 2017 Hoyer Discusses TrumpCare and the Trump Campaign's Ties to Russia on MSNBC
July 10, 2017 Hoyer: The House Should Resolve Our Differences and Bring Russia Sanctions Legislation to the Floor This Week
June 29, 2017 Hoyer Statement on House Passage of Harmful Immigration Legislation
June 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions and the Hon. Donald McGahn, Attorney General and White House Counsel, Respectively - Urging to Reverse the Policy Instructing Federal Agencies to Ignore Oversight Requests from Members of Congress
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