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  • Top Dem: Pentagon Decision To Delay Transgender Troop Enlistment 'Outrageous'

    07/01/2017 1:26:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 55 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/01/17
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) condemned the Trump administration on Saturday for issuing a delay in allowing transgender soldiers to serve in the military. Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, called the Pentagon's move "outrageous" and argued it was done "without providing any evidence." “It is outrageous that the Trump Administration would issue a delay in allowing transgender Americans to serve openly in our military without providing any evidence to support such a decision," Hoyer said in a statement.
  • Exclusive – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: GOP Congressmen Lose Whether AHCA Passes or Fails

    03/24/2017 8:46:46 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The No. 2 House Democrat told Breitbart News late Thursday House Republicans will suffer at the polls no matter how they vote for the American Health Care Act, the health insurance industry rescue program crafted by Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-WI). “The Republican Party has a bad product and they ought to go back to the drawing board, but I doubt they are going to do that,” said Rep. Steny Hoyer (D.-MD), who as the Minority Whip is junior only to Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-CA) among House Democrats. “In my opinion, their members will lose politically, whether it passes...
  • House Democratic Whip Blasts Obama’s Betrayal of Israel

    12/29/2016 9:52:58 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 28,2016 | John Hayward
    The number-two Democrat in the House, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, has published several statements which are strongly critical of the Obama administration’s betrayal of Israel at the United Nations. Before the vote was cast at the UN, Hoyer urged the President to exercise America’s veto power against the anti-Israel resolution: The resolution, as proposed, seeks to place responsibility for continued conflict fully on Israel and ignores violence and incitement by Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaderships. Any workable and long-lasting solution to this conflict must come about through direct, bilateral negotiations, and this resolution undermines that...
  • Hoyer: Dems are 'majority voice'

    11/30/2016 3:23:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 30, 2016 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Democrats have a responsibility to fight for the "majority voice" of voters who rejected Republicans and President-elect Trump, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Wednesday. Hoyer, D-Md., said during a news conference that more people in the November election "voted for the agenda that this leadership group represents" and not for Republicans, who retained the majority in the House, the Senate and recaptured the White House.
  • 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
    (CNSNews.com)- 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. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr(CNSNews.com) -- 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. CNSNews.com 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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....