Most House Democrats expected to oppose GOP Obamacare bills
July 16th, 2013
01:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Most House Democrats expected to oppose GOP Obamacare bills

Washington (CNN) – Most House Democrats are expected to oppose two House Republican bills on Wednesday that would delay key provisions of Obamacare, the number two House Democrat told reporters Tuesday.

"I think most Democrats will stick together," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said when asked about the upcoming votes. He called the Republican bill to delay the employer mandate to provide health care insurance "redundant" because it "doesn't do anything beyond what the president has already done."
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Filed under: Health care • House • Steny Hoyer
Top House Democrat equivocates over cutting own pay in event of sequester
February 12th, 2013
03:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Top House Democrat equivocates over cutting own pay in event of sequester

Washington (CNN) – The number two House Democrat, Steny Hoyer, is "not absolutely positive" that the automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect will actually happen, but as his office prepares for their potential impact, he doesn't think cutting his own pay is the way to absorb the budget cuts.

"If I take a pay cut frankly that won't help our national defense that won't help our domestic investments. It won't help the economy," Hoyer said at his weekly session with reporters on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: Congress • Steny Hoyer
December 27th, 2012
05:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Hoyer compares GOP debt limit tactics to hostage taker threatening to shoot child

Washington (CNN) - Less than two weeks after one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation's debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage.

"It's somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, 'I'm going to shoot my child if you don't do what I want done.' You don't want to shoot your child. There's no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I've talked to," Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Steny Hoyer
Hoyer: Romney comments help 'in every swing district in America'
September 19th, 2012
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Hoyer: Romney comments help 'in every swing district in America'

Washington (CNN) - The number two House Democrat predicted Wednesday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments at a closed door fundraiser would prove "helpful" to congressional Democrats and President Obama when voters go to the polls in November.

"It's got to help us in every swing district in America," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters on Capitol Hill. Independent voters are "are looking to find a party that they believe cares about them and their interests and their future."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Steny Hoyer
Hoyer predicts Democrats win back House if economic upswing continues
March 8th, 2012
04:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Hoyer predicts Democrats win back House if economic upswing continues

Washington (CNN) – The No. 2 House Democrat predicted Thursday that, if the economy continues to improve, Democrats will win control of the House of Representatives in November.

"I think our chances are reasonably good that we can take back the House, and if the economy continues to perform as it's been performing, I think we will take back the House," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, told reporters in his Capitol Hill office.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • House • Steny Hoyer
Number two House Democrat opposes own colleagues on oil reserves
February 27th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Number two House Democrat opposes own colleagues on oil reserves

Washington (CNN) - The number two House Democrat broke Monday with some of his fellow Democratic colleagues, and said he does not believe releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is appropriate now and it wouldn't help lower gas prices.

Last week three House Democrats - Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, Rep. Ed Markey, D- Mass, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn– wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to release oil from the U.S. stockpile to reduce prices at the pump.
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Filed under: Democrats • Energy • House • Steny Hoyer
Hoyer predicts Democrats will retake the House, downplays recent retirements
November 29th, 2011
02:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Hoyer predicts Democrats will retake the House, downplays recent retirements

Washington (CNN) - Despite a couple of high profile retirements by Democrats in recent days, the number two House Democratic Leader predicted Tuesday Democrats will retake control of the House of Representatives next fall.

"I fully expect us to take back the House," Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said at his weekly meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Steny Hoyer
Perry, Hoyer spar over Perry plan
November 15th, 2011
06:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry, Hoyer spar over Perry plan

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired back Tuesday after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer questioned whether Perry's proposal to create a "part-time Congress" with fewer members and half the budget was serious.

"You better believe it, Steny," Perry said on Sean Hannity's radio show Tuesday. "We're serious."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Rick Perry • Steny Hoyer
Top House Democrat urges colleagues to vote against GOP debt limit measure
May 31st, 2011
06:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Top House Democrat urges colleagues to vote against GOP debt limit measure

Washington (CNN)–Advising fellow House Democrats not to take the political bait, the number two House Democrat, Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, is urging his colleagues to join with House Republicans and oppose a bill to raise the debt limit when the House votes Tuesday night.

House Republican leaders scheduled a vote to raise the nation's debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion. The measure, which doesn’t include any spending reductions or budget reforms, is expected to fail in the GOP-controlled House. Republican aides say they don’t anticipate any Republicans will vote for it. But GOP leaders want to show that a bill without significant spending cuts cannot pass in the House and use the vote to demonstrate that Democrats are not serious about cutting spending. While many Democrats agree Congress needs to reduce the deficit by cutting spending, they don't favor tying the issue to the debt vote.
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Filed under: Debt • House Democrats • Steny Hoyer
Number two House Democrat undecided on his budget deal vote
April 12th, 2011
01:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Number two House Democrat undecided on his budget deal vote

Washington (CNN) – President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have signed onto the budget deal with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday night, but the number two House Democrat hasn't made up his mind yet.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Tuesday he was still reviewing the legislation with his staff. Details of the spending cuts for the rest of the 2011 fiscal year were unveiled shortly before 2 a.m. ET on Tuesday and Hoyer, who is responsible for rounding up votes, said he hasn't begun asking House Democrats yet whether they will vote for the deal.
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Filed under: Budget • Steny Hoyer
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