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Maybe Tim Ryan Is Challenging Nancy Pelosi; Maybe Something Else Is Going On

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) isn’t running for House minority leader. But he may run. But he may not. Or maybe this is about something else...

Government Shutdown Hinges On Republicans Helping Flint

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― With the government set to run out of money in three days, the Senate failed to pass a government funding bill that Democrats oppose be...

Top House Democrat: No TPP Vote In Lame-Duck Congress

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) can be added to the growing list of congressional leaders who insist there will not be a vote on the Trans-Pac...

The Final Benghazi Hearing Will Been Done In Secret

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― If you were hoping to watch the final hearing of the Select Committee on Benghazi and see the members debate and vote on their final re...

Dem Lawmakers Shout "Shame!" As GOP Scrambles To Save Anti-LGBT Provision

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpectedly dramatic scene unfolded on the House floor Thursday as lawmakers clashed over stripping language out of a bill that allo...

House Democrats: Donald Trump's Rise Reveals True Nature Of GOP

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the presumptive GOP presidential nominee prepares to visit Capitol Hill for meetings this week, House Democrats are trying to force R...

House Democrats Are Ready To Fight Paul Ryan On 'Sham' GOP Poverty Task Force

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A gaggle of top House Democrats derided Speaker Paul Ryan's newly developed GOP task force on poverty on Wednesday, arguing that the gro...

Democrats Try To Corner Republicans On Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats came out of their weekly caucus meeting Tuesday with an obvious agenda: chastise Republicans into action on the water cr...

Full-Service Community Schools: A Bipartisan Victory to Help America's Students Succeed

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

I was proud to be on hand today as President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, which includes a provision I authored to encourage the wider adoption of the full-service community schools model.

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 Export-Import ...

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

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.07.2016 | 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 on...

2 Top House Democrats Back Obama's Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.19.2016 | 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 ag...

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 Republ...

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-century...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Stays On Course For Another Shutdown Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.