Leader's Report ● Health Care
For Immediate Release: 
November 16, 2018
Message from the Democratic Whip

Last week, the American people elected a Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives, resulting in the most diverse Congress in history. As races continue to be called in Democrats’ favor, it is clear our message resonated with the American people, who want to see a Congress that is working For the People. I was pleased to welcome new Members to Capitol Hill this week and look forward to working with them in the next Congress to advance the priorities that Americans care about, including lowering  health care and prescription drug costs; raising wages and growing the economy; and passing a comprehensive government reform package to restore the American people’s faith in government.

On the Floor this week, House Republicans failed to address any of the remaining legislative items that need to be dealt with before the end of the year, including responsibly funding the remainder of government before the December 7 deadline. I urge Republicans to work on a bipartisan basis to fund the government, in addition to passing a Farm Bill and reauthorizing a number of expiring items: the Violence Against Women Act, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the National Flood Insurance Program. I hope we can use the remainder of the year to avert another Republican-led shutdown and address these outstanding items.  

Sincerely yours,

Steny H. Hoyer
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