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Hoyer Statement on the Continuing Resolution

For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the need for a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government running:

“I am going to vote for this continuing resolution because the alternative – the shutdown of the federal government – is simply unacceptable.  However, our enactment of this legislation must not be construed as an exoneration of the sheer fiscal mismanagement of this Republican Congress over the last four and a half years.

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Hoyer Calls for Independent Commission to Investigate the Federal Government’s Response to Katrina

Democratic Whip Says the American People Will Be Better Served by 9/11 Type Commission than a Joint Committee

For Immediate Release:

September 7, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the federal government’s response to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the $51.8 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill for hurricane relief that will be considered on the House Floor on Thursday:

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Hoyer Statement on Funding for Hurricane Katrina Victims

Whip Demands Answers for Inadequate Federal Response, Calls for an Independent Investigative Commission

For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

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

“Mr. Speaker, hundreds of thousands of our citizens in the Gulf Coast region have been devastated and displaced by the worst natural disaster in our nation’s history – Hurricane Katrina.

“The needs of the survivors and affected communities are great.  And, this great nation must respond in a manner that the American people expect and demand.

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Hoyer Statement on Removal of FEMA Director from Onsite Management of Katrina Relief Efforts

For Immediate Release:

September 9, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that FEMA Director Michael Brown would be removed from onsite management of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region and replaced with Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen:

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Hoyer Statement on Special Session to Pass Emergency Supplemental

“This Natural Catastrophe Demands a National Response”

For Immediate Release:

September 1, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding consideration of a $10 billion emergency supplemental spending bill for disaster relief in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, which have been crippled by Hurricane Katrina.  The supplemental spending bill is expected to be on the House Floor on Friday.

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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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