Steny Hoyer

Is Congress Trying to Sneak Out of Obamacare? Don’t Bet on It

Posted on 04/29/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsFew things rile some people as much as the new health care law and the benefits that Capitol Hill lawmakers give themselves. So it’s not at all surprising that the idea of Congress exempting itself from Obamacare would make political commentators’ tongues wag and an angry public Tweet like mad—real mad. But is it much ado about nothing? John Breshnahan and Jake Sherman of Politico touched off the venting with their report that lawmakers are worried that Obamacare could raise …

At the Democratic Convention, a Congressman Gets ‘Personal’ With Medicare and Social Security

Posted on 09/6/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDemocrats had headliners like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland bemoan the GOP approach to Social Security and Medicare. But it was Rep. John Larson of Connecticut who brought the Democratic National Convention crowd to its feet with his story of how the two programs have kept his mother cared for in her old age. She had multiple sclerosis and congestive heart failure, but Larson’s …

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer: Economic Rescue Package is Focused on Main Street

Posted on 10/3/2008 by | General News | Comments

Your LifeOn Monday, despite the support of 60% of Democrats, the House of Representatives voted down a rescue package to save our country from an economic emergency. By the end of the day, $1.2 trillion of invested wealth had been wiped out. It’s easy to think of Wall Street as almost another country, far removed from our daily lives. But think of how much of that $1.2 trillion was in pension funds, retirement accounts, or 401(k)s. What happens on Wall Street …