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  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • House Democratic leaders bottle up effort to censure Iowa Rep. Steve King

    01/16/2019 4:53:06 PM PST · by NRx · 13 replies
    WaP ^ | 01-16-2019 | Mike Debonis
    House Democratic leaders blocked an effort to censure Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for racial comments, referring the measure to the House Ethics Committee for further review due to concerns that it might set a dangerous precedent for policing members’ speech. Censure is the most serious sanction for a House member short of expulsion, and it has been imposed only six times in the past 100 years. Prompted by King’s recent comments to the New York Times questioning the offensiveness of the terms “white nationalism” and “white supremacy,” the House adopted a resolution condemning that hatred Tuesday. But Rep. Bobby L....
  • President Trump has been disinvited for State of the Union address....it’s now cancelled

    01/16/2019 11:19:25 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 418 replies
    Rep. Steny Hoyer just told NBC News that Pres. Trump has been “disinvited” from making the state of the union address. Jake Tapper@ House Majority @LeaderHoyer: “The State of the Union is off.”
  • CNN Host Calls Out Top Democrat Over Party's Hypocrisy On Border Wall

    01/14/2019 4:13:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Steve Guest Twitter Video at link. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) faced some tougher talk from media hosts, for once, regarding the government shutdown that has lasted 20+ days now. President Trump promised border security during the 2016 campaign. He promised to build a wall. He has to follow through on it. It was one of his signature issues. He’s only asking $5 billion for part of his wall. The Democrats are not willing to play ball after reclaiming the House. Last week, Trump offered to re-open the government in exchange for some of the funding. Democrats rejected...
  • Dem Leader Demagogues Federal Shutdown [semi-satire]

    01/13/2019 8:45:27 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) used the deferral of paychecks for federal employees due to Congress’ failure to approve the appropriation of funds to cover this expense as an inspiration to liken Trump to a pre-Civil War slave driver. “Back in 1860 millions of people were forced to work without being paid,” Hoyer observed. “We called that slavery. Now, with President Trump refusing to compromise by accepting our Party’s refusal to budge an inch on his request for $5 billion to fund border security as a precondition for Democrats to approve funds for ending the government shutdown, federal employees...
  • At union rally,Hoyer connects forcing feds to work without pay to slavery

    01/10/2019 7:24:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/10/2019 | Niels Lesniewski
    As federal employees braced for their first missed paychecks starting Friday, tension over the government shutdown reached a fever pitch, with House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer equating forcing people to work without pay to slavery. Speaking Thursday to a rally of unionized federal employees and their supporters outside the AFL-CIO’s headquarters, the Maryland Democrat spoke of the “440,000 people that are being asked to work with no pay,” adding, “You know, back in the 1860s,they talked about working with no pay.”
  • Trump eyes shutdown escape route: 'The law allows him to declare what a national emergency is'

    01/08/2019 5:29:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2019 | Stephen Dinan & David Sherfinski
    President George W. Bush flexed the National Emergencies Act in the days after the 2001 terrorist attacks, President Jimmy Carter used it during the Iranian hostage crisis, and President Barack Obama tapped it to handle the swine flu pandemic in 2009. Now it’s President Trump who is eyeing the 1976 law, figuring it could be his ticket out of the shutdown showdown, allowing him to build his promised border wall without needing to get Congress to specifically approve the money. The White House said no decision had been made in the run-up to Mr. Trump’s Tuesday night speech on border...
  • Democrats back-peddle on Trump impeachment talk

    01/06/2019 4:32:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 6, 2019 | Nikki Schwab
    “I think impeachment talks right now are a distraction,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in an interview Sunday with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • Democrats taking key leadership jobs have pocketed millions from pharmaceutical industry

    12/31/2018 9:25:14 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/30/2018 | EMMARIE HUETTEMAN | KAISER HEALTH NEWS
    Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows. On Wednesday, House Democrats selected Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland to serve as the next majority leader and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina as majority whip, making them the No. 2 and No. 3 most powerful Democrats as their party regains control of the House in January. Both lawmakers have received more than $1 million from pharmaceutical company political action committees in the past...
  • Hoyer: Democrats won't seat NC Republican amid election fraud investigation

    12/28/2018 5:13:33 PM PST · by Kenny Bania · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | DEC 28, 2018 | John Bowden
    House Democrats will refuse to seat North Carolina Republican candidate Mark Harris on Jan. 3 as state election authorities investigate election fraud claims surrounding his race, incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday. Hoyer told The Washington Post that Democrats would oppose any effort to seat Harris, who leads Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the state's 9th District.
  • No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown would be 'stupid'

    12/13/2018 3:19:57 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | December 13th, 2018 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, said Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. The House majority leader noted that Senate Democrats have pledged to block the bill from receiving the necessary 60 votes. McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks "going into a shutdown is stupid," but he offered...
  • Kevin McCarthy, Steny Hoyer have feisty exchange on House floor

    12/13/2018 2:44:04 PM PST · by McQ444 · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 2018-11-13 21:00 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy noted he’s had “many spirited debates” on the House floor with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer – and Thursday was no exception. In the midst of a heated argument about the looming threat of a government shutdown and funding for border security, McCarthy issued a blunt warning for the next majority leader.
  • It's My Gavel Now: Pelosi Strikes Deal With Insurgent Wing That Ensures Her The House Speakership

    12/12/2018 6:03:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if Democratic bloodsports over the House speakership race was on your Christmas list, cross it off. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) now has a lock on it, with a deal struck with the anti-Pelosi wing on the Democratic Party, who vowed to oppose her bid. Some 16 House Democratsdeclared their opposition to her candidacy. Yet, their potential candidate to oppose Pelosi, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), decided to bow out. Some other anti-Pelosi Democrats jumped ship as well. Still, there was a chance that this small band of rebels could cause Pelosi heartburn on the House floor. Now, such fears can...
  • Pelosi: Dems ready to call for new election if North Carolina race deadlocks

    12/06/2018 10:49:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/18 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats are closely monitoring fraud allegations in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District but said they would only call for a new election if it’s impossible to determine the winner. “The House Administration Committee will have full investigative authority to determine the winner of the election,” Pelosi said. “And … only if it’s impossible to determine who the winner is, would we take the extraordinary step of calling for a new election.” The midterm results in North Carolina’s 9th District have been embroiled in controversy since a number of voters have emerged...
  • Dem lawmaker: 'There's plenty of competent females' that can be Speaker instead of Pelosi

    11/15/2018 9:34:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that a congresswoman besides Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should be the House Speaker. “There’s plenty of really competent females that we can replace her with,” Ryan told reporters, before listing people such as Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as potential candidates, The New York Times reported Thursday. His comments come as the battle for Democratic leadership in the House intensifies. Pelosi, who held the Speaker position from 2007 to 2011, expressed confidence on Thursday that she had enough support to be voted into the role. But many lawmakers are insistent about the idea of having...
  • Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up

    11/15/2018 9:30:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Melanie Zanona and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker’s gavel — a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insurgency she supports and the Black Caucus she once led. A group of anti-Pelosi insurgents has been ramping up efforts to recruit Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), amid criticism that the majority-male cohort is trying to oust the top-ranking female Democrat in the “Year of the Woman.” Pelosi allies have been deriding the rebels as “five white guys,” a...
  • Democratic Whip Reins in Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Has an Understanding That Not Everybody Has the

    07/25/2018 1:45:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/24/18 | David Rutz
    Full title.........Democratic Whip Reins in Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Has an Understanding That Not Everybody Has the District She Has’..............House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said he spoke with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and suggested the young Democratic star had received the message that not every district is as open as New York's 14th to far-left ideas. Hoyer spoke with the 28-year-old by phone on Thursday and they had a "good conversation" where he told her to focus on helping Democrats win the majority in the House of Representatives, Roll Call reported. "I think she has an understanding that not everybody has the...
  • Hoyer: Trump ‘Seeks to Establish a More Authoritarian Regime’

    07/25/2018 11:02:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2018 | 11:49 AM EDT | Max Augros
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump “seeks to establish a more authoritarian regime.” Houer was responding to a question about whether former CIA Director John Brennan should be allowed to keep his security clearance after calling a sitting president’s actions “treasonous.” At his regular pen-and-pad briefing with reporters, CNSNews.com asked Hoyer: “Former CIA Director John Brennan has publicly declared the sitting president ‘treasonous.’ Should he be permitted to keep his security clearance?” Hoyer responded: “I’m very, very concerned. This is one instance—but there are so many others—where this president opts to promote totalitarian responses...
  • New York Times editorial board to ‘ossified’ Nancy Pelosi and deputies: Step aside

    07/01/2018 1:07:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Laura Barrón-López
    The New York Times editorial board is calling on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her top two deputies to step aside and allow younger Democratic members to lead the caucus. The Times takes aim at Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Democratic Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., criticizing the trio for maintaining their power rather than preparing the next generation. "For too long, this regime has clung to power at the expense of future leaders," the Times editorial board writes. "Neither of Ms. Pelosi’s two chief deputies, Steny Hoyer, the party whip, and Jim Clyburn, the...
  • Dems fear GOP wins in California because of state's primary system, Hoyer says: report

    04/28/2018 8:09:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/28/2018 | Benjamin Brown
    California’s “jungle” primary system has Democrats worried that Republicans could win some of the Golden State’s congressional seats in midterm elections, a top House Democrat said Friday. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaking to USA Today, said Democrats have a shot at winning in more than 50 congressional districts nationwide — enough to take control of the House from the GOP. Democrats need to win 24 seats to flip the House, according to the New York Times, while maintaining the 194 seats they currently hold. But California’s primary system, in which the top two vote-getters face off in the...