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HOYER: REPUBLICANS ARE DUCKING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Mr. DeLayme Duck Joins Democrats

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference drawing attention to the failed Republican Congress’s decision to wait for a lame-duck Congress to finish 12 of 13 appropriations bills and other important legislation.  A six-foot mallard duck on a crutch, Mr. DeLayme Duck, particpated in the press conference (see picture attached):

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Republicans Duck Responsiblity Until a Lame Duck Congress

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

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The Mark of Republican Failure

Who Pays the Price? Veterans, Firefighters, the Traveling Public and Others

Whip Hoyer on Republican Congress

HOYER ASSAILS REPUBLICAN MAJORITY FOR FAILING TO COMPLETE THE JOB ON TIME

For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer today on the House Floor lambasted the legislative failures of this Republican Congress – no budget, intelligence reform, comprehensive energy reform, or transportation reauthorization bill and no tax bill to stop billions of dollars in European Union sanctions against American manufacturers.  Now a Continuing Resolution must be passed to keep the government running.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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BLUNT, HOYER INTRODUCE SPECIAL OLYMPICS BILL

An Historic First; Santorum-Reid Drop Companion Legislation in Senate

For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON--- House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) today introduced legislation authorizing several programs for Special Olympics, including the design and implementation of Special Olympics education programs, the expansion of international participation, and the improvement and implementation of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program.  

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HOYER: REPUBLICANS’ FIXATION WITH THE PAST DEMONSTRATES THE NEED FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP TODAY

For Immediate Release:

September 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding House Republicans’ commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the “Contract with America”; their legislative failures in the 108th Congress; and Democrats’ commitment to aggressively address the problems facing America today:

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HOYER JOINS DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS AT KICKOFF OF “NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICA”

For Immediate Release:

September 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), the Democratic Caucus leadership, Democratic House members, and citizens from around the country in announcing the “New Partnership with America.”  The Partnership is a broad values-based agenda that reinforces Democrats’ commitment to America’s national defense, working families, and economic prosperity.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery: 

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House Democrats urge special session about 9/11

For Immediate Release:

August 11, 2004

Contact:Edward Epstein

San Francisco Chronicle

Washington -- House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, urged President Bush Tuesday to call a rare special session of Congress to swiftly pass the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations for reorganizing the country's intelligence operations.

HOYER: BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Democratic Whip Says the Facts Speak Volumes, And Demonstrate the Need for New Leadership

For Immediate Release:

August 30, 2004

Contact:Anna Bell Farrar
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as the Republican Party prepared to convene at its national convention, at which the Party will re-nominate George W. Bush as its presidential nominee:

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For Hoyer, a Balancing of Roles

House Minority Whip Says His Seniority Benefits His District

For Immediate Release:

August 28, 2004

Contact:Jessica Valdez

Washington Post

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) paused during his whirlwind tour across Southern Maryland to walk his dog in a Giant grocery store parking lot.

"She goes to work with me every day," he said, grinning as he climbed out of his Capitol Police-guarded SUV with Charlotte's leash in hand. He said the 13-year-old English springer spaniel even has her own bed in his Washington office.

It's a new side to the minority whip of the House of Representatives.