Hoyer slams Trump’s border emergency claims, says there’s no border crisis

WASHINGTON — With the threat of another government shutdown looming, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, took aim Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s claims of a border emergency, saying “there is no crisis.” “The bottom line he found is (the…

Maryland’s Hoyer says another shutdown is “off the table”

WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland said Tuesday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers is working on a bill that would prevent the federal government from shutting down again. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats decided on…

Maryland legislators pleased with shutdown deal, but Democrats hit Trump

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has come to an agreement with Democrats to reopen the government for three weeks. Several Maryland lawmakers quickly responded that they hoped to find a path to avoiding another shutdown. Minutes…

Maryland’s Hoyer calls shutdown a “hostage” situation

WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday called the federal government shutdown a “hostage” situation and said reopening the government is the Democrats’ “first responsibility.” “The American (people) ought to be extraordinarily disappointed and angry,” the Maryland Democrat…