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Hoyer Weighs in On Social Security

At CSM, Democrat Criticizes Bush Plan

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February 24, 2005

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By Joshua Partlow
Washington Post

As members of Congress wage intellectual and policy battles over the future of Social Security, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) went to La Plata on Tuesday to make his case against privatizing parts of the program.

White House Social Security 'fact sheet' is anything but

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February 25, 2005

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By Robert Weiner
MY VIEW

Tallahassee Democrat

Last week's White House fact sheet on Social Security contains anything but the facts. It asserts that by 2027 the government will somehow have to come up with an extra $200 billion a year, and by 2033, more than $300 billion.

The "Strengthening Social Security for Future Generations" report goes on to predict that by 2042, "the system will be bankrupt."

Rep. Hoyer whipping the GOP

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February 16, 2005

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By Hans Nichols 

The Hill


House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) waded into Republican territory yesterday, releasing a whip count of 29 Republicans he says are on record opposing “all or major parts of President Bush’s plan” for Social Security reform.

Given the GOP’s 14-vote margin in the House, Hoyer reasons that Republicans will need to initiate a more serious conversation with Democrats if they are nursing any hopes of passing a plan this session.

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
CNS News

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
Roll Call

Hoyer: Republican Budget Betrays Our Values

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

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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 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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