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The Republican Leadership Crisis May Have Just Saved The Export-Import Bank

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

The Republican House leadership crisis and a seldom-used congressional procedure may bring the newly controversial and recently expired ...

Advocates Demand an End to Sequestration in a Rally Outside the Capitol

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.07.2015 | DC
Malik Siraj Akbar

Advocates from across the nation seeking more funding for affordable housing, education, healthcare and many critical nondefense sectors staged a rally outside the Capitol Hill on Wednesday urging Congress to end budget cuts.

A Top Democrat Cautions Republicans Not To Burn Down The House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) lamented the dwindling time remaining for the House and Senate to avoid a government shutdown o...

2 Top House Democrats Back Obama's Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top Democrats in the House came out in support of the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, but voiced major qualms with the underlying a...

House Democrat: Shutdown Would Be Due To GOP Taking Government 'Hostage'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday if Congress fails to stave off a shutdown, it will be because a faction of Repub...

Bob Dole Scolds Republicans On The 25th Anniversary of The ADA

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates for people with disabilities, along with lawmakers who originally passed the Americans With Disabilities Act a quarter-centur...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Stays On Course For Another Shutdown Showdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Coming back from its Independence Day vacation, Congress appeared no closer Tuesday to finding a way to avoid yet another government shu...

Transgender Former Navy Seal To Run Against Steny Hoyer

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL who rose to prominence for speaking out about her experiences as a transgender woman, has filed the pap...

Amanda Terkel

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because th...

Maxwell Tani

House Democrats Want Republican Women To Help Pass Paid Leave Legislation | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Though GOP lawmakers generally panned the proposals in last week's State of the Union address, House Democrats are hoping that a coalition of Republic...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Isn't Sure Republicans Are Serious About Legislating | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man in charge of keeping House Democratic votes in line isn't holding out hope that Republicans will actually cooperate with Preside...

Don't Miss Monday's Deadline for Enrolling in Health Insurance Coverage Starting in January

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Not too long ago, those who did not have access to affordable health insurance through a parent or employer were often faced with a choice between paying expensive premiums for coverage or putting food on the table and a keeping a roof overhead.

Executive Action Has the Power to Transform Lives

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.17.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

President Obama should build on this commonsense policy; there are a number of existing policies he can use to allow aspiring Americans to come forward and apply for administrative relief.

Steny Hoyer Midterm Election Results: House Minority Whip Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Hoyer, who represents Maryland's 5th congressional di...

On National Manufacturing Day, Congress Must Recommit Itself to Investing in a Strong Manufacturing Future

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Americans ought to be filled with pride in our role as the world's manufacturing leader. But we cannot take that leadership for granted, as our competitors across the globe seek to lure manufacturing jobs away from our shores.

Friday Talking Points -- Slouching Off to War

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress needs to vote on this war. They need to vote not just on a budget item to move some money to some rebels, they need to vote on a clear Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution.

Take It From NFL Commissioner: Active, Healthy Kids Are Super

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The really super part is how Hunter keeps finding ways to embody everything PLAY 60 represents. Not only does he insist on being as active as his body can tolerate, he also continues to encourage others to get moving and watch what they eat.

Here's How Politicians Have Reacted To The Protests In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Politicians around the country have reacted as national attention has focused on the clashes between police and those protesting the shooting of unarm...

Marina Fang

House Democrats Fume Over GOP's Border Crisis Bill | Marina Fang | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats delivered a full-throated condemnation of the revamped GOP border bill on Friday, calling the bill "mean-spirited" and s...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats' 'Middle Class Jumpstart' Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The biggest political event of the week (for Democrats, at any rate) was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rolling out a new campaign agenda -- the "Middle Class Jumpstart" -- in the tradition of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America."

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Good for Business, Good for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

America has always been made stronger -- economically, democratically, and as a world leader -- by welcoming new citizens and allowing them to lend us their talents, their energy, and their new ideas. That's how we succeeded in the 20th century -- and it is the recipe for success in the 21st century as well.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Urges Either Full Participation In Benghazi Committee Or Full Boycott | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, expressed his opposition Monday to appointing just one member of his...

Obama, Dems Undecided On Taking Part In Benghazi Panel

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and House Democrats said Monday they were undecided about whether to take part in or boycott an election-...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Ask How Paul Ryan Budget Would Affect Poverty | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been talking an awful lot about poverty lately -- some say insultingly -- but there is very...

Bill Clinton and Steny Hoyer: The 'Wall Street Democrats' Fight Back

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If progressive and populist ideas resonate with most voters, some people have asked, why isn't the Democratic Party doing better in the polls? Here's one reason: Some of the party's most prominent leaders are still pushing Wall Street's unpopular and discredited economic platform.