Congress

Democratic Whip Hoyer Congratulates Representative Ben Chandler on Swearing-In

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today congratulating Representative Ben Chandler on his swearing-in this evening:

“I would like to congratulate Ben Chandler on his swearing-in as the new representative of Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District.

“Ben will be an outstanding representative for central Kentucky.  He is hard working, experienced and has a strong independent voice.

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Steny's Mission

For Immediate Release:

February 6, 2004

Contact:James D. Besser

Baltimore Jewish Times

It's the political conventional wisdom of the day: Congressional Republicans are starting to win the loyalty of Jewish voters because of their strong support for Israel.

Guess again, says Rep. Steny Hoyer, the Democratic whip in the House of Representatives. Mr. Hoyer, once the boy wonder of the Maryland State Senate - he was elected at 27 and became its president nine years later - is now the second-ranking Democratic Party leader in the House.

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Hoyer Statement on Committee on Standards of Official Conduct “Informal Fact-Finding”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct late last night that it had initiated an “informal fact-finding” into allegations that Representative Nick Smith was offered bribes in return for a yea vote on the controversial Medicare Prescription Drug legislation in November 2003:

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HOYER ON PRESIDENT BUSH’S BUDGET CUTS

New Analysis Shows that Cuts to Important Programs are Bigger than Reported

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report that shows that President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget contains larger cuts in domestic spending than has been previously reported:

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Hoyer Floor Statement on President’s Budget Proposal: The Great Pretender

WASHINGTON, DC- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding President Bush’s budget proposal (as prepared for delivery).  The statement may also be viewed on the home page of the Office of the Democratic Whip Website under Floor Feature – Spotlight on Hot Issues section:

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Hoyer: Bush Budget Lacks Credibility

“When It Comes to Masquerading as a Fiscal Conservative, President Bush Deserves an Academy Award”

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:

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Inquiry Sought in House Vote on Drug Plan for Medicare

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 — A leading House Democrat has called on Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to initiate an ethics investigation into accusations of bribery during last November's vote on the new Medicare drug plan, warning that Democrats will conduct their own inquiry if the House leader does not act.