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Hoyer: Vote on Energy Bill Is a Continuation of the Republicans’ Corruption

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held open a five-minute vote on its energy bill for nearly 45 minutes, because it was losing the vote and needed additional time to twist arms and subvert the will of the House.  The Republican energy bill passed 212-210, after three Republicans (Reps.

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Hoyer Joins Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute In Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which will be observed today through October 15th.  Last night, Hoyer attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Gala, and also met today with Hispanic leaders from his congressional district to discuss issues facing their community.  The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute includes Members of Congress of Hispanic descent, and is led by Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (CA).

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Hoyer Statement on President's Speech to the Nation On Hurricane Katrina Rebuilding

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight concerning President Bush's speech to the nation on the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region as the result of Hurricane Katrina: 

“I think it was important that the President address the American people directly about our national commitment to help rebuild the Gulf Coast region and provide relief to those who have lost so much.

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Hoyer Demands Independent Commission to Investigate Inept Response to Hurricane Katrina

Whip Says Congressional Republicans’ Neglect of Constitutional Oversight Duties Inspires No Confidence They Would Fully

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC –  Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today  in support of an independent commission to investigate the federal government’s inept response to Hurricane Katrina, and in opposition to the Republican proposal to create a majority dominated partisan Congressional investigative committee:

“Mr. Speaker, let no one be mistaken about why Democrats oppose this legislation.

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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 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 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 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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