Budget & Fiscal Responsibility

Congressman Hoyer is fighting to address our nation's deep deficits and debt, and is actively engaged in the effort to put our country on a fiscally sustainable path. He believes that it is immoral to expect future generations to pay for the excess spending of this and previous generations. He introduced and successfully helped enact into law the pay-as-you-go principle - or "PAYGO" - a proven tool for fighting debt that that helped create budget surpluses in the 1990s. Like families across the country, Congress must make the tough choices to determine our real priorities and not spend beyond our means.  PAYGO also forces Congress to look harder for wasteful spending that can be cut.

Congressman Hoyer has called on Congress to enact a deficit reduction plan that recognizes the need to create jobs in the short term while bringing down our deficit over the long term. He supports a solution that puts all options on the table, including spending cuts, increasing revenues, cutting waste in defense spending, and strengthening entitlements while protecting seniors and the most vulnerable and preserving the Medicare guarantee. He has urged both parties to compromise on a balanced approach that asks all Americans to contribute their fair share.

Congressman Hoyer is committed to reducing the deficit, and has urged both parties to work together to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable path while making the investments we need to have a strong economy.

Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Senior Issues

I want to thank Bowie Mayor Fred Robinson and representatives from a wide range of organizations serving seniors in Prince George's County for joining me today to discuss the impact that Republican budget cuts and attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have on seniors in our county.

Hoyer Floor Remarks on President Trump's Budget

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, President Trump laid out his budget request for next year.

Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

I am extremely concerned with the Trump Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which not only shows a lack of detail, but an extreme disinvestment in our nation.

Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Address to Congress

Tonight, President Trump stood before the United States Congress and gave a speech long on rhetoric but short on any real policy agenda.

Hoyer Statement on Tax Day

For many Americans, the arrival of the tax filing deadline each year is a reminder of our shared responsibility to support our democracy through the taxes we pay.