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Hoyer Statement on the Ethics Committee Impasse

Republicans Vote Against Moving the Ethics Process Forward

For Immediate Release:

June 9, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted down a Democratic Resolution ordering the Ethics Committee to hire non-partisan staff and move forward on pending business:

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Hoyer Knows Music

For Immediate Release:

June 5, 2004

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By Bill Holland

Billboard.com

Music industry folk outside of the Beltway might view Steny Hoyer as a dark horse for the co-chairmanship of the new Congressional Recordings Arts and Sciences caucus.

The Maryland Democrat has never sat on a committee that wrestles with copyright, piracy, First Amendment or labor issues, while his caucus co-chair, Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., has a long record of protecting artists' rights.

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Democrats Aim to Hold Jewish Vote

For Immediate Release:

June 19, 2003

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By Erin P. Billings

Roll Call

House Democrats are pushing back against GOP efforts to woo Jewish voters, putting in place a broad campaign to remind members of the faith that they are best represented by the Democratic Party.

As part of the outreach plan, Democrats are putting together a small group of Members to chart a course for the party to get back on track with one of their key voting blocks.

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Hoyer Remarks on Five Months of Republican Overreaching and Abuse of Power

Democratic Whip Says Congressional Republicans Are Out of Touch – And The American People Know It

For Immediate Release:

May 26, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernands
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today at a press conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) and Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rahm Emanuel (IL), to highlight five months of overreaching and abuses of power by Washington Republicans. 

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Hoyer Statement on Republican Retreat on Partisan Ethics Rules

For Immediate Release:

April 27, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican retreat on the partisan ethics rules they pushed through the House earlier this year:

"The restoration of the bipartisan ethics rules - which  were originally adopted in 1997 and functioned well in every Congress since then – is long overdue.

"And, I believe that it was inevitable.

"Today is not a day for those of us on the Democratic side of the aisle to gloat.

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