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Hoyer: American People Won’t Fall for Republicans’ Ruse on Lobbying Reform

Whip Says Bill is a Hollow Shell

For Immediate Release:

May 3, 2006

Contact:
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor in opposition to the Republicans’ Sham Lobbying “Reform” Bill: 

“Mr. Speaker, who do our Republican friends believe they are fooling today with this so-called lobbying ‘reform’ bill? I submit: not a soul.  Certainly not the American people.  And, certainly not editorial writers who have examined this legislation.

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Hoyer: It’s Time for the President to Lead on Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release:

April 24, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after President Bush addressed a group in Irvine, California, on immigration reform:

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Hoyer: Republicans’ Failure to Vote on Budget Shows a Party Deeply Divided and on the Run

Whip Urges Republicans to Seek Bipartisan Consensus, Rather than Continuing to Push an Ideological Agenda

For Immediate Release:

April 6, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after House Republican leaders pulled their Party’s Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2007 from further Floor consideration and called off votes for Friday:

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Hoyer: Republican 527 Bill is Retaliation, Not Reform

For Immediate Release:

April 5, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor against H.R. 513:

    “At a time when this Congress is embroiled in the most serious scandal in a generation, when a culture of corruption has swept over this body with no sign the Ethics Committee is addressing it, this body should be devoting the precious few days it is here to reforming its own culture and practices.

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Hoyer Statement on Rep. Lane Evans' Retirement

For Immediate Release:

March 28, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding Rep. Lane Evans’ (D-IL) retirement after serving eleven terms in the United States Congress:

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Hoyer Statement on Working Conditions for AoC Employees

For Immediate Release:

March 29, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding a letter from employees of the Architect of the Capitol (AoC) about working conditions in the tunnels underneath the Capitol:

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Hoyer Statement on Rep. Martin Sabo's Retirement

For Immediate Release:

March 18, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Rep. Martin Sabo (D-MN) announced he would be retiring after serving fourteen terms in the United States Congress:

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Hoyer Statement on the President’s Visit to the Gulf Coast

For Immediate Release:

March 8, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Gulf Coast to view the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina:

     “Last week, during our Congressional Delegation visit to the Gulf Coast, I witnessed firsthand the excellent work that many selfless volunteers and workers are performing.  And, they all deserve our gratitude.

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Hoyer Calls for Renewed Commitment to Hurricane Katrina Rebuilding Efforts

Whip Returns from Gulf Region, Says Much More Needs to be Done

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after returning from the Gulf Coast region to assess the damage done by Hurricane Katrina, as well as the ongoing rebuilding and reconstruction efforts:

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Hoyer Statement on President's Call for Line-Item Veto

Whip Says Republicans Continue Fiscal Shell Game with the American People

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s request for line-item veto power:

     “For more than five years, President Bush has refused to veto one single piece of legislation while he and Congressional Republicans have created the five largest deficits in history. His call today for the power of line-item veto should be seen for what it is: a continuing attempt to play shell games with the American people when it comes to fiscal responsibility.

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