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Hopes For Best-Case Fiscal-Cliff Scenario Have Faded

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

* Hopes for "grand bargain" have faded * Obama sticks to demand for tax hikes on wealthy * Republicans hold out for deep...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democratic Leaders Slam NRA Press Conference: 'It Just Doesn't Make Sense' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders slammed the National Rifle Association and its CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday for making remarks that “just don...

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Backs Up Suggestion That Her Million-Dollar Offer Was A 'Political Ploy' | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had only endorsed the million-...

Michael McAuliff

Fiscal Cliff: House Democrats Push Petition For Christmas Eve Tax Break | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats mounted a bid Tuesday to give nearly all taxpayers a Christmas Eve present by trying to force a Dec. 24 vote on a bill t...

10 Years After the Help America Vote Act, Voters Face New Challenges

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Let's strengthen our voting system to continue ensuring the accessibility and accountability our people deserve. We cannot afford another election debacle -- whether by hanging chads or millions of eligible voters left hanging.

Jennifer Bendery

House Republican Leaders Have Spent Nearly $1.5 Million On DOMA Defense | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders have spent nearly all of the $1.5 million they allotted themselves to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in cou...

Hoyer Issues Warning To Young Voters

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is starring in a new video urging young people to vote in November's election. Part of a campaign from Our...

Michael McAuliff

House Dems: 'Fired Up, Ready To Stay' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Complaining that Congress is going on its election break at the earliest point in decades, Democrats in the House Friday challenged thei...

Top House Democrat: Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Comment Reflects His 'Disdain For People'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Mitt Romney's comments about nearly half of the nation mooching off the government reflect ...

Innovation Is Key to Helping Businesses Make It In America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Across the world, our competitors are investing in their future. We cannot afford to fall behind. As former President Bill Clinton wrote in his latest book Back to Work, it's time Americans got into the future business again.

Greg Rosalsky

House Dems: Holder Contempt Vote Is About Voter Suppression | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

Republicans are using the "Fast and Furious" investigation to undermine Justice Department efforts against voter suppression, several Democrats said T...

WATCH: John Boehner Shows Nancy Pelosi Some Bipartisan Affection

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

For a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, the partisan toxicity that pervades the House of Representatives subsided, as lawmakers gathered on the floor...

Dem's Daughter Comes Out

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer's (D-Md.) daughter publicly came out of the closet as a lesbian on Wednesday in an interview published by the Washington B...

Bipartisan Assault on Middle East Peace

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a dangerous piece of legislation which would undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The margin was an overwhelming 411-2, with eight abstentions.

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

WATCH: New App Connects Congress, Facebook

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Congress and Facebook are about to get a little bit closer. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) unveiled a new app on Tuesday called Citizen ...

War Without End: Hoyer Won't Stop Fighting Against Seniors, His Party ... and the American People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is determined to advance his own career at the expense of middle-class Americans -- so much so that he's ignoring political common sense and the desires of most Americans, including most Republicans.

Liberal Group Blasts Hoyer Stance

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Liberal grassroots group CREDO Action slammed House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Thursday for his calls to limit spending on Medicare, Medicai...

Forget Michigan. Worry About Rep. Steny Hoyer (Corporate Party - MD) and Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

While most political eyes are fixed on Romney's primary results, the middle class faces a threat to its financial security right in the heart of the Capitol. The Democratic Party does, too.

WATCH: Fareed Zakaria's Plea To Focus On Poverty

Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact

Back on Feb. 1, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made a controversial comment on poverty. "I'm in this race because I care about Americans," Ro...

Michael McAuliff

McConnell Calls On House To Act On Expiring Provisions | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after House Republican leaders dug in their heels on blocking a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, Senate Minority Lead...

If It Ain't Broke, Break It

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

Our democracy is built not only on compromise, but on trying solutions from both parties. And with an economic crisis as deep as ours, we can't afford to ignore ideas that create jobs. Our government is not broken, but Republican ideology certainly is.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Try To Shame GOP With House Floor Stunt | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) held a news conference Wednesday demanding that Democrats return from vacation to extend the p...

Howard Dean Reveals New Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) and Democracy for America, a progressive PAC, have endorsed Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Donna Edwards (D-Md....

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Rep: Bill Hurts Same Voters 'Targeted By Jim Crow Laws' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans pushed through legislation on Thursday that would end public financing of presidential campaigns and terminate the Ele...