Hoyer on Holocaust Remembrance at U.S. Capitol: History Compels Our Eternal Vigilance

For Immediate Release:

April 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen

Last Sunday (April 18), the world observed Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Over the course of this week, events were held around the world honoring the lives of the estimated six million victims of Nazi aggression and genocide that were stolen during the Holocaust.  Today, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s National Commemoration of the Days of Remembrance in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol:


House minority whip stumps for Democratic candidates

For Immediate Release:

April 16, 2004

Contact:Kevin O'Hanlon

Associated Press

U.S. House minority whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., stumped in Nebraska Friday for Democratic congressional candidates Matt Connealy and Nancy Thompson.

Hoyer appeared at a Thompson rally in Omaha and later attended a rally in Lincoln with Connealy.

He told those at the Lincoln rally outside the United Steel Workers Hall just what they wanted to hear -- that the Bush administration is not creating enough jobs and has done nothing to stop the outsourcing of jobs overseas.

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Maryland lawmaker pledges to fight for Lewis & Clark water

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April 16, 2004

Contact:David Kranz

Argus Leader

A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee says he can make a good argument to President Bush about the value of the Lewis & Clark water pipeline project, even though the president isn't a fan of the spending.

U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., visited with area mayors and Lewis & Clark officials about the project Thursday at the request of Stephanie Herseth, Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives.

House Leadership Profile: Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer

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April 3, 2004

Contact:Jonathan Allen

Congressional Quarterly

At 64, Hoyer is, in the main, the model of civility, a legislative veteran of almost four decades whose fierce advocacy and party loyalty are tempered by a respectful manner and a rare drive to work with all of his congressional colleagues.

"Steny is not one who looks for a compromise," said former Rep. Steve Bartlett, R-Texas (1983-91), a longtime friend who heads The Financial Services Roundtable. "He looks for common ground."

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Deficit Sparks Family Feud Among House Republicans

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March 13, 2004

Contact:Mary Curtius

Los Angeles Times

A revolt by party members worried about record deficits has delayed for at least a week the Republican leadership's plan to produce a House budget for fiscal 2005 to marry with the budget passed early Friday morning by the Senate.

Dems urge White House restraint on whistleblower

For Immediate Release:

March 16, 2004


United Press International

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Democrats are urging President Bush not to retaliate against a whistleblower who spoke out on alleged White House efforts to suppress Medicare program.

A letter sent to Bush Monday by Sens. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., asked Bush to instruct staff to avoid taking action against Richard Foster for speaking out about alleged White House efforts aimed at keeping Congress in the dark about alternative higher cost estimates for the new Medicare prescription drug program.

Ethics Truce Frays in House

Democrats Torn Over Investigating GOP

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March 17, 2004

Contact:Charles Babington and Dan Morgan

Washington Post

A seven-year ethics truce between congressional Republicans and Democrats has begun to fray under the weight of mounting alleged abuses by House GOP leaders and tensions among Democrats over how aggressively to pursue the matters.

Open Checkbooks: So Far This Cycle, DeLay, Hoyer Give More Than Hastert, Pelosi

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March 5, 2004

Contact:Allison Stevens

Congressional Quarterly

Open Checkbooks: So Far This Cycle, DeLay, Hoyer Give More Than Hastert, Pelosi
By Allison Stevens, CQ Staff
When it comes to colleague-to-colleague giving, the No. 2 leaders are the tops.

In the Senate, Majority Whip Mitch McConnell has ponied up far more cash for other people's campaigns so far than his boss, Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee.

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Common Cause

For Immediate Release:

March 9, 2004

Contact:Mary Lynn Jones

American Prospect

After the 2000 presidential election, liberals and centrists blamed one another for Al Gore's loss. Liberals argued that Gore's populist message helped his campaign. Centrists countered that Gore went too far to the left to attract enough votes to win.

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