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  • Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013,  before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    As Americans lose coverage, Democrats say Obama too rosy about health care law

    As millions of people receive notices that their health insurance is being canceled, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama didn't mislead the public when he repeatedly and emphatically promised that everyone could keep their plan under Obamacare.

  • "Many states have cooperated, some have not," Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, said Monday of the health care law while in Waldorf, Md. "Some have a mixed record. They maybe voiced opposition but still moved forward to try to get federal funds.  There's more confusion out there than there should be."
(Associated Press)

    Democrats getting out to explain health law benefits

    Two federal lawmakers from Maryland, a state that embraced the new health care law from the start, pitched the benefits of Obamacare to constituents Monday — even as congressional Republicans about 25 miles up the road prepped last-ditch efforts to dismantle the law from their perch on Capitol Hill.

  • Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat

    Hoyer, No. 2 House Dem, says bickering must come to end

    House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer says Congress must "put aside ideological constraints" and resolve differences over taxes, budget and spending.

  • Bipartisanship makes a brief Hill appearance

    A rare and likely fleeting show of bipartisanship enveloped Capitol Hill on Monday as members of both parties congratulated President Obama on his second inauguration, though some Republicans tempered their praise with concerns about the tasks ahead.

  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Tuesday led the joint reading of the U.S. Constitution by about 75 members of Congress. (Associated Press)

    House’s reading of Constitution speaks volumes

    What if they read the Constitution and barely anybody came?

  • Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

    IN OTHER WORDS: Hoyer's home county goes Republican

    Rep. Steny H. Hoyer is one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill, but he might not be so popular back home.

  • Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat

    Hoyer: Time is now for deficit-reduction plan

    House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer urged Congress to push aside the distraction of the November elections and hammer out a bipartisan deficit-reduction plan immediately, saying the country can't wait.

  • House Minority Whip Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, says the new Congress is likely to be just as acrimonious as last year. "The only thing that we have on this week's agenda is a charade, a pretense, an abdication of responsibility." (Associated Press)

    House faces issues from last year again

    The House formally opened the second session of the 112th Congress on Tuesday with a sense of deja vu, as lawmakers faced several issues they've already dealt with — albeit temporarily — in the latter months of 2011.

  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Maryland, Virginia didn't adjust gas tax for inflation; D.C. clinic accused of fraud; Va. votes on adoption regulations that could affect gay couples; Maryland advocate wants tax increase on smokeless tobacco; D.C. campaign finance office releases latest report; Md. Delegate O'Donnell to challenge Hoyer; Metro: Crime dropped in 3rd quarter; Microsoft eyes St. Elizabeths property; Report finds Prince George's among Md.'s unhealthiest counties.

  • **FILE** Maryland House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell (Associated Press)

    O'Donnell, challenging Hoyer, to keep leadership role

    Maryland House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell said Wednesday he plans to keep his state leadership role while running for Congress next year despite questions about whether his candidacy could be a distraction.

  • Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat

    Hopes dim for amendment to balance budget

    Fifteen years ago, the budget deficit stood at $107 billion, government debt totaled about $5 trillion and a balanced-budget constitutional amendment came within one senator's vote of passing Congress, buoyed by the likes of then-Sen. Joseph R. Biden, who made an impassioned plea on the floor for its adoption.

  • Steny H. Hoyer

    Democrats don't prefer automatic debt cuts

    The House's No. 2 Democrat says the nation will suffer if the congressional debt reduction committee fails and mandatory spending cuts kick in, staking a position that the panel must reach its goal of finding ways to slash $1.5 trillion from the federal debt.

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Debt reduction 'supercommittee' to meet

    On the eve of Thursday's first public meeting of a new congressional deficit reduction "supercommittee," party leaders say they are confident the panel will rise above partisan rancor - despite wide disagreement on how best to achieve its goal.

  • Inside Politics

    Steny H. Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, chastised the chamber's controlling Republicans for scheduling a "charade" vote Tuesday on raising the nation's debt ceiling and advised his party colleagues not to support it.

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    A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Tuesday that calls for an end to taxpayer-funded subsidies to the five biggest oil companies.

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  • "We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country," Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland says. "We also have a crisis in terms of, this country cannot continue to absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people who ... want to cross our border."

    EDITORIAL: Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens →

  • House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said Republicans, by blocking bids to restore unemployment assistance to 1.7 million Americans and to raise the minimum wage, are preventing middle-class America from gaining a foothold on the economy.

    Obama's stimulus package, 5 years later: Dems defend, Republicans ridicule →

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