Latest Steny Hoyer News

Is it impeachment if Speaker Pelosi doesn't say so?

Sep. 12, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bristling over the "I'' word, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped short Thursday of saying the House is ready to launch an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump , even as Judiciary Committee Democrats set the stage to do just that. Pelosi has been a moderating force in her...

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

Sep. 11, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of an effort to break the gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following a summer of more mass shootings . GOP Sen. Patrick Toomey of...

No. 4 House Democrat issues call for impeachment inquiry

Aug. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it's time to hold him accountable. The New Mexico congressman, third in line behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a 2020 candidate...

The Latest: Trump defends Israel move to bar 2 congresswomen

Aug. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's decision to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen from visiting (all times local): 12:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending Israel's decision to bar two Democratic members of Congress from visiting the country, even as he claims he didn't "encourage or...

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Aug. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month's mass killings in Texas and Ohio. It seemed unlikely that...

Fearing the next AOC, House Democrats hoard campaign cash

Aug. 8, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere out there, the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lurks. So wary House Democrats are amassing campaign war chests to scare off progressive upstarts from challenging them in primaries — or trounce them if they try. A look at 41 incumbent House Democrats who face potential 2020...

Union: Mulvaney comments confirm agency moves meant to cut

Aug. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal employees union charged Tuesday that recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington. Mulvaney said last week that the U.S....

Norton: DC statehood will get a full hearing in US House

Jul. 30, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is preparing to hold its first full committee hearing since 1993 for a bill proposing to recognize Washington, D.C., as the nation's 51st state. The hearing was postponed to avoid conflicts with congressional testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller. The...

House opposes Israel boycott in bipartisan vote

Jul. 23, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, a rare bipartisan vote as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally. Democrats have been wrestling with the issue...

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

Jul. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election. Even though the bill has little chance of passing the Republican-led...