Tag Archives: Steny Hoyer

US House To Vote On DC Statehood Bill On June 26th

The Washington Post reports: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) has chosen June 26 to hold the first floor vote in a generation on D.C. statehood, hoping to harness a national reckoning on race and capitalize on widespread outrage over the federal response to street protests in the nation’s capital. Officials expect legislation making the District the 51st state …

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Hoyer: DC Statehood Bill Will Get Vote In US House

From a statement by Rep. Steny Hoyer: “President Trump’s behavior in the District of Columbia in recent days, as well as his threats to impose his dangerous and callous will on a city about which he has proven again and again he has no understanding of, has underscored in dramatic terms the urgency of giving the District the same constitutional …

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Hoyer: DC Too Hot With COVID For House To Return

Roll Call reports: The House will not come back to Washington next week, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer told reporters Tuesday, reversing an announcement he made on a Democratic Caucus conference call the previous day. The change of course comes as members expressed concern about returning to Washington while some areas in the region are developing into coronavirus hot …

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Dem Rep. Steny Hoyer Floats Delaying Senate Trial

Politico reports: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyerv said Wednesday that Democrats must discuss a last-ditch gambit to delay sending articles of impeachment to the Senate and prevent the Republican controlled chamber from summarily discarding the case against President Donald Trump. In recent weeks, some legal scholars have suggested Speaker Nancy Pelosi could consider refusing to transmit articles of impeachment — …

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House Plans Spending Vote To Stop Another Shutdown

Politico reports: The House will pass a stopgap spending measure the week of Nov. 18, hoping to thwart a government shutdown later that week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Friday. The leader did not say how long that next patch would last. In a “Dear Colleague” letter, Hoyer noted that the action is “necessary” since government funding expires on …

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Steny Hoyer: Democrats Won’t Seat NC’s Mark Harris

The Washington Post reports: Incoming House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Friday that Democrats next week will not seat a North Carolina Republican amid allegations of election fraud in the state’s 9th Congressional District. “Given the now well-documented election fraud that took place in NC-09, Democrats would object to any attempt by [Mark] Harris to be seated on January …

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Dems React To Fiery Steny Hoyer Speech With “USA!” Chants After Republicans Block Election Security Bill

Fox News actually reports: They began chanting “USA, USA, USA”– but it wasn’t a Trump rally. House Democrats on Thursday erupted into the chants on the floor of the House of Representatives after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., delivered a fiery speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling and accusing Republicans of not doing enough to ensure …

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House Dems To Try Again On LGBT Measure

The Hill reports: House Democrats will try again this week to pass legislation promoting equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people after being thwarted in a dramatic vote last week. The office of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who sponsored the anti-discrimination provision, confirmed Tuesday that the New York Democrat will offer his amendment again as part of …

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CHAOS: House Erupts With Chants Of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” Over GOP Vote On LGBT Rights [VIDEOS]

Wow! Politico reports: The House erupted in chaos Thursday morning with Democrats crying foul after Republicans hastily convinced a few of their own to switch their votes and narrowly block an amendment intended to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination. It was an unruly scene on the floor, with Democrats chanting “shame!” after GOP leaders just barely …

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