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  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Democratic House Whip Makes Extremely Tacky ‘Whipping’ Joke At The African Leaders’ Summit

    08/09/2014 11:26:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | august 8, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    The African Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., this week brought leaders from over 50 African nations to our nation’s capital to discuss such wide-ranging topics as women’s health to the threat of terrorism, according to WJLA. The summit featured a host of key speakers, including former President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, and congressional leaders. One such speaker was Democratic House Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer (MA). And Hoyer took the opportunity to make what he would describe as a joke, which was met with light laughter, and one person clapping.
  • Hoyer: Obama 'Can’t Legalize' Illegals--But He Can Decide How to 'Implement the Laws'

    07/29/2014 11:20:31 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama “can’t legalize” the illegal aliens in the United States, but then added that the president “can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented." "Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to make laws governing naturalization. Given this, does President Obama have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?" CNSNews.com asked Hoyer. “I don’t think he does,” Hoyer responded, “and I don’t think that’s what he’s going to do. You’re right. He can’t legalize them.” “What the president can in fact do, however,...
  • Steny Hoyer: Republicans are politicizing the Veterans Affairs scandal (Worried about bureaucrats!)

    05/28/2014 5:12:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2014 | Sean Lengell
    The House's No. 2 Democrat accused Republicans of exploiting the scandal that has enveloped the Veterans Affairs Department for political gain and said he is worried that civil servants could be swept up unfairly in a witch hunt. "I don't think there's any doubt about it … that is essentially the tactic that Republicans are trying to employ," Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters Wednesday. "In some cases there are huge fishing expeditions which are going on for millions of documents that goes beyond the realm of oversight and politicizes the issue very greatly." The Republican National Committee...
  • Top Dem Hints at Forbidden Entitlement Cuts (Steny Hoyer)

    03/25/2014 11:36:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Rob Garver - The Fiscal Times
    The Republican Party is currently trying to sort out an internal battle between its dwindling stock of moderates who are occasionally willing to work with Democrats, and its hard-right base, which views compromise with Democrats in general, and President Obama in particular, as heresy. But in a speech Monday, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the second-ranking Democrat in the House showed that there are significant fissures in the Democratic Party as well. Hoyer, though nominally Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s second-in-command, is starkly different from Pelosi and many others on the party’s left wing when it comes to economic and fiscal issues....
  • Hoyer predicts Democrats positioned to win back the House in 2014

    02/10/2014 8:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | February 10, 2014 | Deirdre Walsh, Sr. Congressional Producer
    The second ranking House Democrat predicted his party was in good position to retake control of the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm election. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer pointed to a fundraising advantage for Democrats, lower poll numbers for congressional Republicans, divisions inside the GOP ranks, and a good recruiting class of Democratic challengers, and said "all of those combined in my view give me great optimism that we're going to win back the House." Democrats need to pick up 17 seats to regain the majority in the House, and most political handicappers say that with the narrow...
  • Hoyer Said About the Most Sexist Thing Anyone Could Say

    02/07/2014 1:00:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 5, 2014 - 3:03 PM | Connie Mackey
    President Obama’s State of the Union speech closed with a truly uniting moment when he honored the sacrifice of Army Ranger Cory Remsburg. Sergeant Remsburg bravely fought for our country through 10 tours of duty. Too bad House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) ensured that division was the name of the game only hours later. Rep. Hoyer attacked Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), who delivered the GOP response to the State of the Union. Ignoring her stature in the GOP and her intellectual acumen, he instead reduced her solely to her gender, calling her a “transparent” choice to give the...
  • 12 Captions for this picture of Obama in a mysteriously silly pose...

    02/04/2014 9:34:12 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-4-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 12 of the best/favorite captions people came up with.
  • Caption this picture of Obama in a mysteriously silly pose...

    02/01/2014 10:58:24 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 55 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-1-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Pictures truly are worth 1000 words. Lets find a few for this one...I found this photo years ago and I've never been able figure out what the heck Obama is doing there...and why there's an applause going on in the background.Help me out...What's going on here? Who's saying what?I'll post the best ones in the next day or so.
  • Steny Hoyer: White House Should Give Women Equal Pay

    01/29/2014 12:52:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Minutes after President Obama ripped America's gender “wage gap” during the State of the Union of Address, House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told Breitbart News "of course" he thinks the White House should pay its female staffers equally to any equal work done by male White House personnel. "Well, of course," Hoyer responded when asked by Breitbart News.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Blocking Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Breaks with Pro-Israel Democrats

    01/07/2014 9:28:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/7/14 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) has become a major obstacle to a new bipartisan Iran sanctions measure, according to multiple sources on Capitol Hill and in Florida. Wasserman Schultz has broken with leading pro-Israel Democrats like New York Senator Chuck Schumer and New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, privately urging her fellow Democrats to follow the White House’s lead by opposing a bipartisan House resolution backing new sanctions on Iran, according to multiple congressional sources close to the debate. The Iran resolution fell apart in the final days of 2013 after House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.)...
  • Year in Review: NRCC Highlights the 'Biggest Democrat Fails of 2013'

    12/28/2013 5:44:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    It’s hard to believe the National Republican Congressional Committee was able to narrow the list down to only 35. From the “train wreck” that is Obamacare, to the brilliant idea of solving the debt limit issue with a trillion-dollar platinum coin, 2013 has been, shall we say, less than stellar for Democrats. “Before we ring in 2014, it’s important to look back at some of their biggest failures in the past year,” the post’s author Matt Gorman told Red Alert Politics. “2013 may be rapidly coming to an end, but the Democrats’ troubles are just beginning.” While the complete list...
  • Top Democrat Hoyer says GOP is stalling on budget

    11/19/2013 11:25:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2013 2:07 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    The No. 2 Democrat in the House said Tuesday that the top GOP negotiator on the budget is not interested in finding a compromise that would replace automatic budget cuts known as sequestration. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland says that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is not engaging in “a serious effort to reach agreement” and hasn’t forwarded an offer to Democrats. …
  • SHOCK VIDEO: Democrats Refuse to Apologize for Lying to Americans About Losing Their Insurance

    11/15/2013 2:39:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    House Democrats held a press conference on Thursday following President Obama’s press conference on Obamacare. They refused to apologize for repeatedly lying to the American people.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Over 5 million Americans have lost their health insurance so far thanks to Obamacare. The Weekly Standard reported: At a press conference Thursday evening, House Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Xavier Becerra, and Jim Clyburn were asked if they would like to apologize for making the same false claim. All of them declined. “I don’t think there’s anything for us to apologize for,” said Clyburn.“There is nothing in the Affordable Care Act that said...
  • CNN source: If White House has no solution by Friday, Dems may vote for “Keep Your Plan Act”

    11/12/2013 7:01:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2013 | AllahPundit
    Amazing stuff via Mediaite. The “Keep Your Plan Act” is Fred Upton’s bill, which Jay Carney spent a few minutes attacking at today’s press briefing because it would make canceled plans available to all consumers, not just the ones who’d been enrolled in those plans before. That would be a disaster for the insurance industry. Healthy people would flee the new, more expensive plans for the resurrected cheaper ones, leaving no one in the new risk pool except sick people with very expensive treatments. That means either heavy losses for insurers, steep premium hikes next year to make up the...
  • Top Dem admits ObamaCare could have been 'more precise' about people losing health plans

    10/29/2013 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Top Dem admits ObamaCare could have been 'more precise' about people losing health plans Published October 29, 2013 FoxNews.com A top Democratic official conceded Tuesday that the health care overhaul should have been "more precise" in acknowledging the possibility that some Americans would lose their current insurance plans -- even as the White House defended its past statements on the law. The admission from House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer comes after a 2010 document emerged that predicted millions might be dropped by their providers. The document helped explain why thousands are already getting cancellation notices and being guided toward new...
  • Hoyer: Dems knew some patients would lose ins plans under ObamaCare (misled to allay fears)

    10/29/2013 12:02:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2913 | Mike Lillis
    Democrats knew all along that some patients would lose their health insurance plans under the new law, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) acknowledged on Tuesday. Although President Obama had vowed repeatedly that, under his signature healthcare initiative, those who like their plans could keep them, millions of patients are reportedly in individual plans that don't meet the law's minimum coverage criteria, forcing them to buy better insurance. Hoyer, the House minority whip, said Democrats were aware that such a shift was coming. He defended the change by arguing that those patients would ultimately benefit by getting better insurance, many of them...
  • Top Dem Admits: ‘We Knew’ [Steny Hoyer]

    10/29/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary. “We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.
  • Hoyer on Fixing Obamacare Website: ‘Give Them a Little Money’

    10/24/2013 12:14:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 23, 2013 - 6:25 PM | Barbara Boland
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the way for Congress to help fix the problem-plagued Obamacare website is to give the administration "a little money." At a Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday, a reporter said “the website is not working,” and then asked Hoyer, “Are you confident, though, the White House is taking the steps necessary? Is there anything you in Congress can do to help the White House take the steps?” Hoyer said, “Give them a little money. We’ve been pretty much focused in the House of Representatives on undermining the implementation and the Affordable Care Act...
  • Computer Glitches Plague Obamacare Launch as New York Accidentally Says Site Won't Be Up Until 3013

    10/07/2013 3:03:15 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    DemocracyNow! ^ | 10/7/2013 | Staff (Amy Goodman)
    "We apologize for the inconvenience. The marketplace is currently undergoing regularly scheduled maintenance andf will be back up Monday, 10/7/3013." That's the message New Yorkers received this weekened when they attempted to sign up for health insurance via the new online health exchange or marketplace, a key componenet of ObamaCare. ...
  • Maryland delegation denounces Republicans over government shutdown

    10/01/2013 9:04:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    cecildaily.com ^ | October 01, 201 | JASON RUITER
    WASHINGTON — Federal employee unions and members of Congress from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia – all Democrats – denounced House Republicans and lamented the financial pain of federal employees caused by the government shutdown during a press conference outside the Capitol Tuesday afternoon. In a political game of chicken, congressional Republicans sought this week to pass a spending bill that also defunded the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Because Democrats refused to budge and Republicans held fast on the legislation to defund Obamacare — parts of which went into effect Tuesday — nearly 800,000 federal employees were furloughed from...
  • MUSLIM TROPHY IN SYRIA: LIFELESS BODY OF DECAPITATED CHRISTIAN CHILD

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 151 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah – inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Don’t put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • Syrian Rebels Execute Sierra Leonean Immigrant ("tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army"

    09/19/2013 6:55:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    The Patriotic Vanguard (Sierra Leone News Portal) ^ | 9/19/2013 | Alpha Rashid Jalloh
    Amidst reports of chemical weapons and atrocities committed by the warring factions, one Sierra Leonean, Sheikh Mohammed Canah Bah (photo) [at URL] has been captured and tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army... Even though no reason has been proffered by the rebel faction for the capture and execution of the Sierra Leonean, reports generally indicate that such dispositions have been usually manifested against foreigners in the country, a situation akin to what happened to blacks in Libya during the rebellion against Muhamar Al Gaddafi. A representative of the Sierra Leone Students Union in Syria, now residing in the...
  • Israel under pressure to give up chemical, nuclear weapons

    09/18/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/2013 | Linda Gradstein
    The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria's huge chemical weapons stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief. Many expected that a U.S. strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah tio retaliate by attacking Israel. Over the past few weeks, thousands of Israelis, not known for their patience, spent hours waiting in line for government-issued gas masks. Yet the deal also increases pressure on Israel to get rid of its chemical and, even more troubling to the Jewish state, its nuclear stockpile. If Syria must get rid of its chemical weapons, the reasoning goes,...
  • Netanyahu meets congressmen, urges increased pressure on Iran

    08/06/2013 2:11:52 PM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    ynetnews ^ | Published: 08.06.13, 19:47 | Moran Azulay
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday evening with a delegation of 36 American congressmen headed by Congressman Steny Hoyer. During the meeting Netanyahu claimed that though Iran's president said pressure wouldn't help, in the last two decades pressure was the only thing that helped. snip
  • Hoyer: ‘Racism Is Present in All of Our Minds’

    07/31/2013 11:55:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 30, 2013 - 3:47 PM | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday said racism is “present in all of our minds” and has gone on since Biblical times. “Racism is present in every one of our communities, and as you pointed out Dr. [Maya] Wiley, present in all of our minds,” he said during a hearing before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee called by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “We need to be conscious of that and confront it. That’s why I think this conversation is so important.” … During Hoyer’s opening remarks, he said racism is inherent in America, and...
  • Pelosi, top House Dems to dine with Obama

    05/08/2013 4:36:23 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/13 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will attend the private dinner, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 Democrats in the House, congressmen Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina. The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Maryland's Chris Van Hollen, will be there, plus the chair of the House Democrat's campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York.
  • Is Steny Hoyer Aware That The Sequester Was Jacob Lew's Idea (According To Bob Woodward)?

    04/16/2013 1:08:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    4/16/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't believe what Steny Hoyer said concerning the sequester cuts. But, according to Bob Woodward, the sequester cut was Jacob Lew's (Obam's choice to be Treasury secretary) idea, and the idea was jumped on by Obama.
  • Hoyer warns GOP to abandon efforts to repeal healthcare law

    03/15/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned his Republican counterpart on Friday that the GOP will have no hope of finding bipartisan agreement on any issue if it continues to insist on repealing the 2010 healthcare law. "If we want to do something in a bipartisan fashion, if we want to get to an end here, we ought to stop pretending that we´re going to repeal the Affordable Care Act," Hoyer told Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). "We had an election about that. We won. The president won." Hoyer´s comment
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Hoyer: People Should Be Upset With Congress (video)

    12/27/2012 2:36:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | December 27, 2012 | Breitbart TV
    House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland says the American people have a right to be upset with Congress for not tackling the issues surrounding the looming fiscal cliff . . .
  • House Democrat says “fiscal cliff” vote could go into 2013

    12/14/2012 10:57:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:32am EST | Fred Barbash
    The failure of Democrats and Republicans to break the impasse over the “fiscal cliff” is raising the possibility of Congress going beyond the year-end deadline to complete the work necessary to avert steep tax hikes and budget cuts that experts fear could push the nation into another recession. A top Democrat in the House of Representatives said if the two sides agreed in principle on a deal but ran out of time to draft and pass the legislation implementing it, Congress could pass a temporary measure and work out the details in the following weeks. Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland,...
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer to Sandra Fluke: You should probably sue Rush, you know

    03/06/2012 6:46:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2012 | AllahPundit
    Given the insane mileage Democrats are getting from this story, he could probably get David Boies to represent her pro bono. Anything to keep the headlines coming.Someone, I forget who, tweeted a few days ago that they’d happily bet ten grand that Fluke will get a cameo speaking appearance on one of the first nights of the Democratic convention. Anyone want to take that bet? Bear in mind, Obama’s already dialing up women’s colleges and inviting himself to speak at commencement in hopes of squeezing every last drop of war-on-women goodness out of this fiasco. At the rate we’re going,...
  • Hoyer says Fluke should sue Limbaugh over 'slut' comments

    03/05/2012 10:14:14 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said over the weekend that he hopes Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke sues radio host Rush Limbaugh over comments in which he said Fluke is a "slut" and a "prostitute" for advocating for free contraception as part of her college healthcare plan. "I'd like to see her take him to court," Hoyer told the Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama. "She is not a public figure and, for that reason, she should be able to sue for slander, libel or whatever else might be involved."
  • Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection

    02/18/2012 5:18:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/12 | Jordy Yager
    Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelectionBy Jordy Yager - 02/18/12 12:24 PM ET Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation. Pelosi joins President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month. Though Halvorson has raised only one-fifth the amount of money that Jackson has, she has waged a relentless campaign against the incumbent lawmaker, frequently pointing to the House Ethics Committee’s ongoing...
  • Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’ (Is she still in charge of something?)

    12/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/11 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’By Mike Lillis - 12/09/11 01:01 PM ET Republican "extremism" is the only thing stopping Congress from finalizing an extension of the payroll tax cut and getting out of town for the holidays, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday. The California Democrat hammered the tax package from House Republicans, warning that the addition of "poison pill" riders — particularly language expediting approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline — means the bill is dead on arrival. "Their proposal doesn't have a shot," Pelosi said during a brief press event in the...
  • Perry fires back at Hoyer over Tea Party remark

    11/16/2011 12:20:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 15, 2011 | John Fritze
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry took a shot at Rep. Steny Hoyer on Tuesday, arguing that the Maryland Democrat is part of a culture in Washington that is “making a great living up there…at our expense.” In a speech in Iowa, the Texas governor outlined a plan to slash government spending in part by reducing salaries for lawmakers. Asked about the proposal earlier in the day, Hoyer suggested that Perry was pandering to the Tea Party. “When people like Steny Hoyer come out there and go, 'Is this guy being serious?' Yeah, you better believe it Steny. Americans are serious....
  • Hoyer: Balanced Budget Amendment Would ‘Make it Virtually Impossible to Raise’ Taxes

    07/20/2011 11:12:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Hoyer: Balanced Budget Amendment Would ‘Make it Virtually Impossible to Raise’ Taxes Wednesday, July 20, 2011 By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) said on the House floor last night that if the balanced budget amendment Republicans are supporting is ratified and included in the Constitution it would make it “virtually impossible” to raise taxes. “In order to pay our bills, Republicans would require us to pass a Constitutional amendment that would permanently enshrine their partisan budget priorities in law and make it virtually impossible to raise revenue,” Hoyer said. The push for a balanced...
  • Hoyer: Supply-side economics still doesn't work

    06/12/2011 9:57:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Hoyer: Supply-side economics still doesn't work By Lucy Madison (CBS News) House Representative Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Sunday that Congress needs to rein in spending - but argued that strategies for doing so based on the theory supporting supply-side economics had historically failed, and were not the way to go. Speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation" alongside Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Hoyer lamented the failure of President Obama's bipartisan debt commission to win support last year for recommended spending cuts and tax increases, and argued that the Republican alternative was a path to failure. "We have a big spending problem...
  • Hoyer: Tea Party Republicans Acting Like ‘Dictators’ on Budget Negotiations

    03/30/2011 1:59:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 30, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that conservative Republicans who oppose anything less than the significant budget cuts they promised their constituents were acting like “dictators” and were to blame for stalled budget negotiations. Harkening back to the government shutdown of 1996, Hoyer blamed what he called the “perfectionist caucus” for refusing to compromise, then and now. “The last time government shut down President Clinton was President of the United States,” Hoyer told reporters at his weekly media briefing. “And what happened then was the perfectionist caucus thought they would be the dictators and do it...
  • Obama's Energy Policy Faces Pressure

    03/16/2011 2:45:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 16, 2011. | JONATHAN WEISMAN And STEPHEN POWER
    WASHINGTON—Japan's nuclear disaster is putting new pressure on President Barack Obama's energy strategy, which has relied on calls to expand nuclear power to win support for a broader effort to promote alternatives to coal and oil. On Tuesday, the White House resisted calls from Democratic congressional leaders for a special review of U.S. nuclear-plant safety in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis—a move similar to one ordered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Tuesday called for reviews of U.S. nuclear-plant safety. Rep....
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Steny Hoyer meets in Cairo with Muslim Brotherhood leader (Flashback)

    02/03/2011 11:53:48 AM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/12/2007 | World Tribune
    CAIRO — The United States has been quietly holding a dialogue with the banned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. On April 5, U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer met a Brotherhood leader twice. One meeting was at Egypt's parliament, where the Brotherhood controls about 20 percent of the 454 seats, and the other was at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Francis Ricciardone. Western diplomats and Brotherhood sources said American officials have been meeting members of the Islamic opposition in Alexandria and Cairo. They said the meetings, which focused on the positions of the Brotherhood and the future of...
  • Steny Hoyer: I’m thinking most Tea Partiers probably come from unhappy families

    01/06/2011 7:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | posted at 4:35 pm on January 5, 2011 | Allahpundit
    I’m amazed. Not that a Democrat would say it — this is straight out of the Harry Reid songbook — but that it would come from someone like Hoyer who’s not normally given to bomb-throwing. In fact, you can tell that this sort of thing isn’t his forte: As thumbnail psychoanalyses of political opponents go, it’s one of the lamest examples I’ve ever heard.In fairness, the man’s hurting right now after being unceremoniously dumped back into the House minority. And look on the bright side: A year ago, their catch-all explanation for tea party motivations was racism. (For Howard Dean,...
  • Hoyer Blames Reagan and Bushes for Deficits, Says Policies Did Nothing to Grow Economy

    01/05/2011 9:22:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Hoyer Blames Reagan and Bushes for Deficits, Says Policies Did Nothing to Grow Economy Tuesday, January 04, 2011 By Dan Joseph (CNSNews.com) - In his last day as House Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) put much of the blame for America’s growing debt on past Republican administrations, including former President Ronald Reagan. “Ronald Reagan came in and adopted an economic program that created $1.4 trillion in deficits over the next eight years,” Hoyer said in a Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday, where he appeared with other members of the Democratic House Leadership. “George Bush continued those policies and...
  • Hoyer: Tea Party People Come From Unhappy Families

    01/05/2011 8:10:09 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 76 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/5/2011 | Sean Higgins
    On the eve of his demotion by voters from House Majority Leader to House Minority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Hoyer offered this insight into the psychology of the Tea Party movement: There are a whole lot of people in the Tea Party that I see in these polls who don’t want any compromise. My presumption is they have unhappy families. All of you have been in families: single-parent, two-parents, whatever. Multiple parent and a stepfather.
  • Hoyer: Military should also see pay freeze

    11/29/2010 7:29:22 PM PST · by GailA · 123 replies · 4+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/10 | Russell Bermann
    The second-ranking House Democrat said Monday that President Obama’s move to freeze the pay of civilian federal employees should also be extended to military personnel. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said including the military would have increased savings and add “an element of fairness." He made the comments in a statement about he president’s announcement of a two-year pay freeze. “While I appreciate that the president reduced the length of his proposed pay freeze from three to two years,” Hoyer said in a statement, “it would have produced significantly more savings had that sacrifice been shared between federal civilian and...
  • Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post

    11/09/2010 3:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2010 | Russell Berman
    Both House leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are throwing their support behind Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in his race against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for minority whip. "I support Mr. Clyburn. They both have been effective leaders, but Jim Clyburn is our whip, and he’s been a good whip,” the co-chairwoman of the caucus, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), told The Hill. Woolsey said the group’s co-chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was also backing Clyburn, although the caucus as a whole was not taking a position in the intra-party battle. “We’ll be working it [for Clyburn], but not for the...
  • Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP, not cut deals

    11/07/2010 1:47:48 PM PST · by truthandlife · 76 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/10 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aim to remain the leader of House Democrats is an indication the party is ready to go to war with Republicans in the next Congress, not cut deals across the aisle. The California Democrat is a radioactive figure in many districts across the country, where Republicans parlayed her unpopularity to pick up seats in Tuesday's landslide elections. But she's also a master at energizing the Democratic base, and her liberal resolve, some Democrats say, will draw much sharper distinctions between the two parties than that of more conservative members who might otherwise assume the leadership spot. "The...