House Democrats to vote on holding Barr, McGahn in contempt next week

Politics 06/03/19, 19:04

A top Democrat announced Monday that the House will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a statement that the Trump administration's "systematic ...

Some House members considering taking a pay raise this year

Politics 05/09/19, 05:58

Some senior House lawmakers, frustrated by a decade of frozen congressional salaries, are quietly exploring whether to accept an annual pay raise that they've shunned since Barack Obama was first president. It's a longshot at best, requiring comity that's in short supply in a Capitol riven with partisanship. More than two-thirds of ...

Top ranking Democrat slams Ilhan Omar’s comments during AIPAC speech

Politics 03/25/19, 21:49

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer defended the American-Israeli alliance on Sunday, taking aim at Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for her repeated anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements. “I am an American who believes passionately in the idea of Israel, in the State of Israel, and in the essential right of Jews to ...

Hoyer welcomes Trump delivering SOTU, despite Pelosi’s objections

Politics 01/22/19, 18:50

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told Fox News on Tuesday that he would have no objections to President Trump delivering a State of the Union address in the House of Representatives on Jan. 29, despite House speaker Nancy Pelosi's repeated threats that the traditional speech be delayed. Hoyer, D-Md., also noted ...

Steny Hoyer breaks with Nancy Pelosi: No, a wall is not ‘immoral’

Politics 01/17/19, 08:09

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer contradicted Democratic leadership on Wednesday after he contended that constructing a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is not inherently immoral. “I don’t think [building a border wall] is an issue of morality,” Hoyer said responding to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who has referred to a border ...

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