Does Hoyer Count Changing the COLA as a Benefit Cut?

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 12:27 pm

I called Hoyer’s office this morning to ask if he considers cutting the COLA a benefit cut, but haven’t received a response.

DCCC IE Spending Averaged 61% More For Male Incumbents in 2010 Than Female

By: Friday December 17, 2010 9:09 am

Women members of Congress contribute significantly to the DCCC’s coffers. But they don’t appear to be getting much for their money.

Avalanche of Evidence: Why We Need Clean Money in Elections

By: Friday May 21, 2010 11:15 am

Recent events give us four powerful examples of why we desperately need to take back our elections from the big-money interests that are buying our politics. The solution is to clean up election funding through voluntary public financing, so that candidates can run without needing to grovel for donations from wealthy individuals and corporate lobbies. [...]

Will Mandate Mania Be the Gay Marriage of 2010?

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 6:57 pm

On the House floor today, the Republicans focused on attacking the individual mandate. Just like they did yesterday in the amendments they offered to the Rules Committee. Just as John Boehner relentlessly did this week on Meet the Press. Their rhetoric feeds into an extensive and well-funded network of right wing groups that stand ready [...]

Paths of Glory, Act II: The Health Care Bill

By: Saturday March 13, 2010 6:17 pm

I went to dinner Saturday night at a popular DC political watering hole. I’d never been there before. The atmosphere was so heavy and the mood of the room so strange it was hard to concentrate. “It’s Paths of Glory, and these are the trenches,” said my dinner companion. I had no idea what that [...]

Massa Says He Was Railroaded Out Over Health Care Vote, Blames Rahm

By: Monday March 8, 2010 7:34 am

Totally aside from any merits of the ethics charges against Massa, recall that Norm Dicks, Jack Murtha, Jim Moran and Roland Burris all had their ethics charges dismissed in December. And then quelle suprise! Roland Burris, who had been threatening to withhold his cloture vote over the Senate bill without a public option, instantly became a convert. The rest were all safely in the “yes” column in the House. You could pretty much eat live babies on TV and get your ethics complaint dismissed if you were ready to play ball and vote for PhRMAcare.

Steny Hoyer Latest Democrat to Say House Must Act First

By: Monday March 1, 2010 7:43 am

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has become the latest prominent Democrat to say that the House must move first on health care reform before the Senate can act.

Steny Hoyer Passes Public Option Hot Potato Back To Senate And Obama

By: Tuesday February 23, 2010 11:07 am

The White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have been engaged in a game of kill the public option hot potato for awhile.  Now, there seems to be some efforts to possibly blame the failure of the public option on the House Democrats. Clearly, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer wants no part of the [...]

Steny Hoyer Indicates Support for the “Rush” Strategy

By: Tuesday January 19, 2010 10:21 am

Today, House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer indicated possible support for the rush strategy to pass health care reform. House of Representatives Democratic leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate’s version of healthcare reform was “clearly” better than nothing and the overhaul could pass the U.S. Congress within 15 days. Fifteen days is [...]

Possible Vote On House Health Care Bill By Next Tuesday

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 2:58 pm

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer hoping to finalize the last changes to the health care reform legislation very soon, so that the final vote on the bill could take place next Tuesday. The amount of time the bill is debated on the floor should be relatively short because it is unlikely that amendments will be [...]