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Democrat Calls Bush's Budget 'Fiscally Irresponsible Fraud'

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February 7, 2005

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By Melanie Hunter, CNSNews.com Deputy Managing Editor
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A top House Democrat Monday called President Bush's $2.75 trillion budget plan "fiscally irresponsible fraud" that will be rejected by members of the president's own party.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the president's fiscal year 2006 budget "deliberately excludes the trillions of dollars" needed to implement Bush's Social Security privatization plan as well as the money needed to fund the Iraq war effort.

Hoyer Pushes For Hefley Probe

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February 9, 2005

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By John Bresnahan
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Hoyer: Republican Budget Betrays Our Values

Democratic Whip Chastises Republicans for Driving Our Nation Even Deeper Into Debt

For Immediate Release:

March 17, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the House Republican budget for Fiscal Year 2006, and the Democratic alternative offered by Rep. John Spratt (SC), the Ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee:

“Mr. Speaker, this Republican budget conclusively demonstrates one thing: that when it comes to audacity, our friends on the other side of the aisle have an unlimited supply.

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Hoyer Statement on Tax Reform and the Budget

Democratic Budget Promotes Lower Taxes, Fairness and

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March 17, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today praising the inclusion of tax reform language in the House Democratic 2006 Budget.  Whip Hoyer worked with John Spratt, the Ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, to include the language in this year’s Democratic budget:

“In our 2006 Budget, Democrats reiterate our commitment to making the tax code fairer and simpler for the American people. 

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Democratic Whip Calls on Members to Support Resolution Restoring Bipartisan Ethics Rules

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March 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor this morning, urging Members on both sides of the aisle to support a Resolution introduced by Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) to restore bipartisan ethics rules:
 
"Mr. Speaker, the integrity of this People’s House supersedes the interests of any individual member who is privileged to serve here or either political party.
 

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Hoyer on Ethics Committee Breakdown

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March 11, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to comments on ethics by the Republican leadership:

“Republican leaders’ attempt to blame Democrats for the breakdown of the House Ethics Committee rivals the work of Orwell’s Big Brother in its audacious effort to make, in Orwell’s words, ‘lies sound truthful.’

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Hoyer Statement on Senator Sarbanes’ Decision Not to Seek Re-election

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March 11, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the announcement today by Maryland’s senior United States Senator, Paul Sarbanes, that he will not stand for re-election to a sixth Senate term in 2006:

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Hoyer Statement on "Jeff Gannon" Connection to Valerie Plame Leak

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February 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding revelations that a man who went by the name of “Jeff Gannon,” and who was given White House media credentials despite his lack of qualifications, was given access to classified documents which disclosed the identity of Undercover CIA Operative Valerie Plame:

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2006 Budget Proposal Clearinghouse

Information on the President's Budget Request

Hoyer: Repulican Leaders Continue Quest To Stifle Accountability, Ethics

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February 2, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the removal of Ethics Committee Chairman Joel Hefley and his replacement by Representative Hastings:

“The decision to remove Chairman Hefley from the Ethics Committee appears to be the latest example of Republicans Leaders’ determination to stifle accountability and high ethical standards that could threaten their power.

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