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  • Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer: Obama Wrong That It's Iran Deal or War

    08/06/2015 12:53:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2015
    Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said the tone was counterproductive. ‘Not Comfortable’ “Characterizing people who may be in opposition to the agreement as wanting to go to war as an alternative, I’m not comfortable with that, and I wish the White House wouldn’t do that,” Hoyer, who is leading a visit of 22 Democratic House members to Israel this week, said in an interview in Jerusalem on Thursday. “I don’t think the alternatives are going to war, and I’ve indicated that” to the White House. White House press secretary Josh Earnest dismissed complaints about...
  • Hoyer: During DHS 'Shut Down,' 200,000 of 230,000 DHS Workers Would Still Work

    02/25/2015 2:37:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/25/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on the House floor on Tuesday that if Congress did not pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill by the end of the week, it would shut down the department—but that 200,000 of the department’s 230,000 employees would still go to work. The other 30,000 employees are not deemed “essential” workers. “The Department of Homeland Security will not be funded,” said Hoyer. “There are 230,000 people who work at that Department, and 30,000 of them, mostly administrative personnel, will be laid off. The others, known as critically important important—essential employees who are...
  • Hoyer Doesn't Say Where Constitution Authorizes Obama Not to Enforce Immigration Law

    12/02/2014 1:47:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 2, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual public policy conference on Sept. 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. ( Starr( -- At a press briefing on Tuesday, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama had "broad authority" to take unilateral action on immigration but failed to directly answer a question asking him where specifically the Constitution authorized President Obama to unilaterally decided not to enforce immigration laws. asked Hoyer: “The Constitution requires that the president ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ Where specifically in the Constitution does...
  • Nader urges Pelosi, Dem leaders to step aside

    11/05/2014 6:56:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 5, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    With House Democrats bracing for Election Day losses on Tuesday, Ralph Nader is calling on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top party leaders to call it quits. The prominent consumer advocate and perennial presidential candidate says the failure of those leaders to win the House gavel over three straight election cycle should means it's time for a new crop of lawmakers to take control of the party. "Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel should now recognize the wisdom of baseball’s 'three strikes and you’re out' ... step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the...
  • Top Dem: U.S. 'Cannot Be Expected to Give Sanctuary to Every Single Child in the World'

    07/09/2014 12:13:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 8, 2014 | Caroline May
    The unaccompanied children from Central American crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally should be deported except in extreme circumstances, according to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. “We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country, we also have a crisis in terms of this country cannot continue to absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people who — particularly children who want to cross our border,” Hoyer told reporters Tuesday. According to the Democratic whip the influx is unsustainable in the U.S. “We cannot give these children sanctuary except in extraordinary circumstances. Obviously we have refugee status and protective...
  • 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....
  • Democrats hint at petition drive to force immigration debate

    02/13/2014 3:25:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Thursday they’ll soon launch an official petition drive to try to force Republicans to vote on Democrats’ immigration bill — but said even before that, they’ll try to force a vote on a minimum wage increase. Emerging from a day of meetings at their policy retreat in Maryland, Democratic leaders said the minimum wage will come first because it’s the most central to their efforts to try to paint Republicans into a corner on income inequality. But, under fire from immigrant-rights advocates, Democrats said immigration will come soon after that. The petition drives, known as “discharge petitions,”...
  • Dem whip Hoyer: Keep pot illegal

    01/12/2014 10:49:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/14 | Mike Lillis
    Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer (D) this week said he's opposed to laws legalizing marijuana. While Maryland legislators are expected to take up several proposals to legalize the drug this year, the Democratic minority whip said he's concerned it’s a gateway to harsher narcotics. "I'm not a proponent of the legalization of marijuana," Hoyer said Thursday during a taping of C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program, which will air Sunday. The position puts Hoyer on the same page as Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), but at odds with a recent shift in public opinion. O'Malley said earlier in the week that he's "not much...
  • Hoyer: Gates should have waited to publish his 'contradictory' book

    01/10/2014 3:11:08 AM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | january 9, 2014 | mike lillis
    Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates should have waited until President Obama was out of office to publish his new book critical of the administration, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said this week. Hoyer was quick to praise Gates's work at the helm of the Pentagon, and emphasized that he has a good personal relationship with the former Defense secretary. But he also argued that Gates contradicts himself in his assessment of Obama; makes "inaccurate" charges against Vice President Biden; and, based on the timing of the book's release, has created the impression – falsely, Hoyer said – that his...
  • House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: No extremists on our side of the aisle

    12/10/2013 3:57:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/10/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    **SNIP** Asked by Kenneth G. Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot, whether there are any extremists in the Democratic ranks, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said no. “I don’t think there are any extremists in my party,” the Maryland Democrat said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Mr. Langone expressed disbelief at the comment. “What more can I say,” he said. “The other guys are the bad guys, you are the good guys.”
  • 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.
  • It begins: Dems’ number two in the House calls for more money for ObamaCare website

    10/23/2013 7:21:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2013 | AllahPundit
    The best part of this is that he admits he doesn’t know if the site actually needs more money or not. “Give them a little” is something he seems to say almost reflexively, I guess because when a government program is failing badly, that’s just what you do. For Hoyer, throwing another hundred million or two into this quicksand is really just a symbolic vote of confidence in it, I think, nothing more. When you’re $17 trillion in debt, it’s all Monopoly money at this point anyway.I wonder if he knows that the site’s already three times over budget. I...
  • Hoyer: ObamaCare rollout 'unacceptable'

    10/22/2013 4:51:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    The Obama administration's rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been an "unacceptable" failure that's disappointed supporters and invigorated critics, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) charged Tuesday. "This was not done the way it should have been done. Period," he said during a news conference in the Capitol. Hoyer, the minority whip, emphasized that the ongoing problems with the ACA's federal insurance exchange website are technical, and warned that there's no substance to the GOP claims that those troubles are reflective of the underlying law. "But the implementation of that Act in terms of the web access and capabilities is...
  • 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. ...
  • Obama & Dems in the Senate right now are saying NO, NO, NO to just about everything...

    10/05/2013 10:02:14 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    10/5/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Dems say NO to an exemption from ObamaCare (for one-year) for average, hard-working Americans... Dems say NO to ending taxpayer-funded health care subsidies for fat-cats in the U.S. Senate and House of Reps... Dems say NO to ending the ObamaCare exemption for Big Business. Dems say NO to opening up national historic sites that are open 365 days a year - with no federal supervision to boot.
  • Only Dems Can Delay Parts Of OCare. When Repubs Compromise With 1-Yr Delay They Are Told To Shove It

    09/30/2013 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    9/30/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama gives any delays that he wishes to and any time that he wants to by unilateral executive fiat. When Republicans offer up a delay that they wish to implement, they are told by Reid and other Dems that "It's (ObamaCare) the law." And right after saying "It's the law," Obama/Dems feel no obligation to not offer up another delay if and when they feel like it. Republicans are told that they aren't willing to compromise. Guess what? They offer up a compromise - they go from wanting to defunding ObamaCare to voting to delay its implementation for one year....

    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...
  • Pentagon Proposes Boots On The Ground In Syrian Civil War (CNN video at link

    09/19/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 47 replies
    FireDogLake ^ | 9/19/2013 | DSWright
    Despite it being overwhelmingly clear that the American people want nothing to do with the civil war in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed entering the war. Under the proposal U.S. involvement will escalate from providing weapons to rebels via the CIA to direct support and training of rebel forces by the U.S. military. ...
  • 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,...
  • Arab League to back Russian plan on Syria

    09/10/2013 5:15:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies
    Zee News (India) ^ | 9/11/2013 | Staff
    Cairo: The Arab League will back a Russian plan to place Syrian chemical weapons under international supervision for eventual destruction, its secretary general said on Tuesday. Nabil al-Arabi told reporters in Cairo the League will 'soon issue a statement announcing its support officially' for the Russian plan... "If you remember, I always insisted that (the Syrian conflict) needs a political solution" Arabi said. But they fell short of calling for military strikes as proposed by Washington, with several members opposed to foreign intervention in Syria.
  • Rebel atrocities in Syria escalate, sparking alarm over Obama plan (disturbing info on FSA

    09/09/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/9/2013 | Alex Newman
    A series of fresh revelations about atrocities and war crimes perpetrated by Western-backed Syrian "rebels" had sparked alarm among analysts, further complicating Obama's already tough-push for support to launch military strikes against the Assad regime. ... the latest atrocities are being cited by critics of the warmongering as more reasons not to join the civil war on behalf of ruthless jihadists... Christian villagers quoted in new reports [URL at link] said the rebels had, among other atrocities, forced them to convert to Islam or be murdered while shouting the now-infamous "Allahu Akbar" war cry. Christian homes and churches were reportedly...
  • U.S. Admits No Imminent Threat from Syria, No Clear Evidence Assad Ordered Chemical Weapons Attack

    09/09/2013 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | September 9, 2013
    Obama is going on a whirlwind media blitz this week in an attempt to sell a very skeptical public on war with Syria. Yet the Washington Post notes: Obama’s top aide says the administration lacks “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence” that skeptical Americans, including lawmakers who will start voting on military action this week, are seeking. Indeed, those who have seen the evidence say that it is incredibly weak. German intelligence also says that Assad didn’t order the attacks. Moreover, President Obama correctly noted in 2007: The President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack...
  • Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press

    09/08/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/8/2013 | Simon Tisdall and Josie Le Blond
    ... President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders against opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported, citing unidentified, high-level national security sources. ...
  • 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: No Comparison Between Obama, Bush On Secret NSA Surveillance

    06/12/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 12, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday defended the Obama administration's domestic spying programs, arguing that, unlike the secret surveillance under President George W. Bush, the current programs appear legal.
  • Steny Hoyer can’t keep his scandals straight

    05/16/2013 2:47:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    Michelle ^ | May 15, 2013 10:10 AM | Doug Powers
    Keeping straight all the scandals, cover-ups, obfuscations and excuses for massive DOJ document seizures that are occurring during the watch of the administration that replaced the Bush era with unprecedented levels of transparency and rule of law does tend to be confusing. However, if these guys aren’t careful, at some point they might accidentally start talking about a scandal that the public doesn’t yet know about: At Rep. Steny Hoyer’s weekly meeting with reporters on Tuesday, the Maryland Democrat was asked if he was concerned about the DOJ seizing phone records from Associated Press journalists working in the House press...
  • Boston Marathon Bombing Blamed On Sequester By House Minority Whip

    04/16/2013 6:16:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/16/13 | Tim Brown
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) decided to politicize the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon on Monday, saying that they were “proof” that some of the sequester cuts were “irrational.” We should have known that this would be forthcoming from a Democrat’s lips and so we are not shocked, but we are most assuredly sickened by Hoyer’s comments. Hoyer claimed that the bombings demonstrate “why having the ability to dress security concerns is important” and then tied that with cutting off sequestration.
  • House Minority Whip Blames Boston Marathon Bombings on Sequester [ He just provided the motive ]

    04/16/2013 1:45:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies ^ | April 16 2013 | Tony Lee
    At a Tuesday press conference, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) politicized the Boston Marathon bombings by blaming Monday's tragedy on the sequester, saying the bombings were "proof" that some of the sequester cuts were "irrational." Hoyer is the House Minority Whip and second-ranking Democrat in leadership.
  • 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: Republican Sequester Caused the Boston Marathon Deaths

    04/16/2013 10:52:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 96 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 4/16/13
    Democrats, including Hoyer, today blamed the Boston Marathon bombings on the Republicans. According to them, the Republican Sequester so damaged our intelligence community that it caused the Marathon bombers to get away with it. Took then just 24 hours to blame conservatives for the lives and limbs lost. I am no fan of the Democrats, but this lowers the level of their loathsomeness to a new bottom.
  • 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
  • Steny Hoyer: We Don't Have a "Spending" Problem; We Have a "Paying for" Problem

    02/12/2013 5:12:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Ruah ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    p>BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, right here on this program, we had a sound bite for you. It was Nancy Pelosi saying, "We don't have a spending problem." She said we have a budget deficit problem. I intended to make a point about this yesterday. As we do almost every day on this program, I had a call or I brought the subject up myself about my optimism, about how, at some point all of this is gonna bottom out and we're gonna rebound. And I've been honest with you about that optimism. I don't know what or...
  • Perry Proposal for Part-time Congress Called Ludicrous

    11/19/2011 10:52:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 31 replies
    GOP presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry’s suggestion that the country would be better off with a part-time Congress was assailed by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md). “Mr. Perry’s notion that Americacould get along with less government is ludicrous,” Hoyer asserted. “If we only spend half the time governing this country, we’d only be able to do half as much. That would mean half the spending, half the taxing, and half the regulating. I don’t think the American people would stand for that.” Hoyer’s assessment was backed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). “Governor Perry doesn’t understand the...
  • Voters share blame for gridlock in Congress, Dem leader says

    10/12/2011 4:01:56 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/11 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer suggested Tuesday that voters are to blame for the partisan bickering and standoffs that have defined Congress this year. The Maryland Democrat said voters are “absolutely right” to think that “Congress isn’t working very well.” But that dysfunction, he said, is largely of their own making.
  • Unions Find Room Under Occupy Wall Street's Umbrella

    10/10/2011 10:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The union members and others who have joined the Occupy Wall Street protests bring their own grievances to the movement, including cuts in education and mass transit. In the early days of the Occupy Wall Street sit-in at Zuccotti Park, one protester's sign asked "Where the f--- are the unions?" He didn't have to wait long. On Wednesday, union representatives secured a permit for a demonstration in Foley Square followed by a march back down to the Occupy Wall Street staging ground. The groups joined forces, swelling to about 15,000 to 20,000, the movement's largest show of force to date....
  • Hoyer Spent $17,945 in Tax Dollars in 2010 at ‘Corner Bakery’

    08/08/2011 10:47:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies ^ | Monday, August 08, 2011 | Matt Cover
    ( – Then-House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spent $17,945.17 in tax dollars last year for “food and beverage” for his office purchased from the Corner Bakery in Washington, D.C., a pastry and coffee shop chain.By comparison, then-House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) spent $16,176.04 for “food & beverage” and “bottled water” services provided by Joe Ragan’s Coffee, a Washington, D.C.-area coffee service and office-supply company. (See related story here.)The expenditures were reported in the quarterly report published by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives—“Statement of Disbursements of the House—that itemizes the expenditures of all House leadership...
  • Rep. Hoyer endorses 14th Amendment option as a last-resort solution

    07/28/2011 9:01:22 PM PDT · by BAW · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 07/28/2011 | Mike Lillis
    President Obama should invoke the 14th Amendment to hike the debt ceiling unilaterally as a last resort to prevent a government default, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday. "It's arguably his power to do so," Hoyer told MSNBC. "Very frankly, if it came down to his looking default in the eye on Tuesday or taking this action, as President Clinton said, better to take the action and find out later that perhaps he went beyond his authority but at least protected the credibility of the United States of America," he said. The remarks align Hoyer with a number...
  • The Reaction to Boehner Ending Talks With White House (Cantor, McConnell, Reid, Pelosi, Hoyer)

    07/22/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Congressional leadership reacted on Friday after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., ended debt limit talks with the White House.House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.:"Tonight, months after we had begun negotiations with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the Administration, Speaker Boehner and I are ending discussions with the White House and beginning conversations with Senate leaders in the hopes of finding a solution to the debt limit debate in order to avoid default. Throughout the months of discussions, we have worked to identify real spending cuts, binding budget reforms, structural changes to save our entitlement programs, and significant debt reduction....
  • 'C’mon, Man!' Exclaims VP in Deficit Meeting. 'Let’s Get Real!'

    07/11/2011 4:35:32 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 84 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/11/11 | Jake Tapper
    Officials familiar with the negotiations say today’s meeting began with President Obama asking House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., to lay out what was agreed upon in the deficit reduction talks led by Vice President Biden. Cantor outlined around $2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade: $1–1.1 trillion in discretionary spending; $200 billion in mandatory discretionary spending (such as civilian military retirement and farm subsidies); $200 billion in Medicare and Medicaid; and roughly $200-300 billion in saved interest on the debt. After Cantor’s presentation, the President said the two sides might be able to reach consensus on roughly...
  • TRENDING: House Democratic leadership privately push Weiner

    06/03/2011 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 6/3/2011 | Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) - Members of the House Democratic leadership have talked repeatedly to Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to try to get him to end what several Democrats call an unwelcome political distraction, a member of the party's leadership tells CNN. "It's frustrating because we'll talk to him, and say clean it up, and then he goes out and does stuff," said the member of the House Democratic leadership, who declined to speak for the record about private discussions with Weiner. "He's got to put the period at the end of the sentence,"... [Snip] Weiner also declined multiple times Friday...
  • Federal government pushing colleges to indoctrinate students about the "benefits" of Obamacare

    05/13/2011 2:07:52 PM PDT · by jeffq73 · 22 replies
    Inside Charm City ^ | 5/13/2011 | Stan Moore
    Matthew Hay Brown of the The Baltimore Sun reports that Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, sent a letter to colleges in his congressional district encouraging them to teach their students about how beneficial the new health care reform law is. Hoyer's letter indicates that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have also sent letters on this same subject. The Sun report repeats the saw that the law will become more popular as time goes on and people learn more about it (Cue then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi's statement about passing the bill so we can find...
  • Drama erupts on House floor as conservative budget goes down

    04/15/2011 10:27:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/11 | Michael O'Brien
    House lawmakers defeated a proposal by conservative Republicans to make deeper cuts to spending and tax rates than those proposed in the Republican budget, but only after last-minute maneuvering by Democrats on the House floor.  In a chaotic scene filled with shouting more typical of that which takes place in the British Parliament, the Republican Study Committee's (RSC) alternative to Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) 2012 budget went down in a 119-136 vote.  It was gaveled shut only after Democratic leaders started pushing members to switch their "no" votes to "present," in order to force a face-off between conservatives and the...
  • Dems won’t pass budget in 2010

    04/07/2011 8:26:12 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/2010 | Jared Allen
    House Democrats will not pass a budget blueprint in 2010, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will confirm in a speech on Tuesday. But Hoyer will vow to crack down on government spending, saying Democrats will enforce spending limits that are lower than what President Barack Obama has called for.
  • Hoyer: Democrats will oppose one-week stopgap

    04/05/2011 9:45:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/5/2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    The number two House Democrat said Tuesday that members of his party will oppose a stopgap measure unveiled by House Republicans Monday night that would keep the government funded through April 15 — and the Defense Department through late September — while cutting $12 billion from across federal agencies. “I will oppose this bill. ... I hope other Democrats will oppose it. I don’t know that every Democrat will oppose it; There will be some things in there that they perhaps think are appropriate,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday at his weekly roundtable with reporters. The White...
  • Inside the White House-Congress Meeting on Libya (Obama Spox: U.S. involvement "days not weeks")

    03/18/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    The Cable, Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    SNIP The other lawmakers in attendance (beside Sen. Richard Lugar R-IN) were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TX), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-NY), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with...
  • Hoyer Says Federal Budget May Not Be Balanced for 20 Years

    03/08/2011 10:36:31 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 24 replies ^ | Tuesday, March 08, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Washington ( – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that it may take as many as 20 years to balance the federal budget after years of deficit spending in Washington. At Hoyer's weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, noted that President Obama's latest budget proposal does not balance at any time in the next 10 years and asked Hoyer, "Do you plan on introducing anything that balances within that 10-year timeframe, or is that possible?" Hoyer said, “Now [that] we’re at $14 trillion in debt, I think the answer is – responsibly – we’re not going...
  • 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's 'Money-Sucking Social Media Firm' Has 'No Clue'

    01/25/2011 10:48:11 PM PST · by goods · 2 replies
    GAWKER ^ | 1/26/2011 | GAWKER
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's website currently links to the Twitter account "@leaderhoyer." But this is not Rep. Hoyer's Twitter account. Not unless Hoyer is Tweeting things like "Look how Republicans fell for this bi-partisan seating crap." Or this: "This is what happens when political offices pay for high-priced, money-sucking ‘social media' firms that have no clue what they are doing" New York Governor Andrew Cuomo fell into a similar trap earlier this month—the Twitter account linked to on his official page wasn't his. Politicians, take warning: Check the outgoing links on your homepages! And maybe don't pay for "high-priced,...