Congress

Hoyer Statement on Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

For Immediate Release:

September 2, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts:

“My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“I share the victims’ frustration, and that of the American people, with the slow and inadequate relief response from the federal government to date.

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Bill Targets Errant Pilots

Plan Calls for Fines Of Up to $100,000

For Immediate Release:

July 27, 2005

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By Spencer S. Hsu

Washington Post

Pilots who violate restricted airspace over Washington would be liable for civil fines of up to $100,000 under legislation that is to be introduced today by Republican and Democratic House leaders.

Hoyer: Congressional Republicans Have Overreached and Under-Performed

For Immediate Release:

July 29, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with other Democratic leaders highlighting the failure of Republicans in Congress to address issues important to the American people.

“The first six months of 2005 will be remembered as the beginning of the end of the Republican majority.

“Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated this year just how out of touch they are with the concerns of American voters.

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Blunt, Hoyer Move to Prevent Violations of Washington’s Restricted Airspace

Whips Call for Stricter Penalties and Pilot Education

For Immediate Release:

July 27, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Benards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today introduced the “Capitol Airspace Enforcement Act”, bipartisan legislation that aims to prevent violations of restricted airspace around Washington, D.C. 

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Hoyer: House Republicans Retreat on Ethics Changes Yet Again

Whip Calls Agreement a Move in the Right Direction

For Immediate Release:

July 1, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican leadership backpedaled on trying to unilaterally change the House Ethics rules, and instead agreed to follow House rules and hire a non-partisan professional staff for Ethics Committee:

“I am pleased that it has finally dawned on the Republican leadership that ‘majority rule’ does not mean that this Republican Majority can completely ignore the plain meaning of the House Ethics rules.

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Hoyer Calls on President Bush to Repudiate Rove's Vicious and Divisive 9/11 Remarks

For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2005

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor calling for President Bush to repudiate the remarks made by his chief political advisor Karl Rove: 

“Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, the President’s top political advisor, Karl Rove, stated (and I quote):

‘Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.’

“This statement is offensive, divisive and patently false.

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Hoyer and Blunt Honor Jack Valente on Capitol Hill

Motion Picture Association Dedicates DC Headquarters

For Immediate Release:

June 22, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) hosted a Capitol  Hill lunch today in honor of Jack Valenti, former long-time Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America.  Earlier today, MPAA President and CEO Dan Glickman announced that the Association’s Washington, DC, headquarters would be dedicated as The Jack Valenti Building.
 

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Hoyer Statement on Karl Rove's Shameful Remarks

President, GOP Leaders Should Repudiate Remarks, Rove Should Apologize

For Immediate Release:

June 23, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding White House political strategist Karl Rove’s shameful comments last night:

“President Bush and Republican leaders should repudiate Mr. Rove’s shameful and blatantly false remarks, and Mr. Rove should promptly and fully apologize for them.

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