Congress

Hoyer Statement on Gephardt Decision to End Candidacy

“He Would Have Been a Terrific President Who Made All of Us Proud”

For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt’s decision to end his candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination:
 

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Hoyer Statement on President Bush’s State of the Union Address

For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address:

“The President’s speech tonight, in many respects, was a well-written statement of our shared American values – on the imperative of protecting the American people from harm, on winning the war on terrorism and winning the peace in Iraq, and on promoting freedom and democracy around the world.

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Bi-Partisan Washington, D.C. Regional Delegation Sends Message to President:

Adhere to Historic Bi-Partisan Congressional Policy of Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

The bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter today to President Bush urging that he support the principle of pay parity in his upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.  The bipartisan group included Democratic Whip Hoyer, Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Al Wynn (D-MD), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Rep. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rep.

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HOYER REQUESTS INVESTIGATION INTO LEAKING OF INTERIOR DEPARTMENT IG REPORT

Questions if Leak is Part of Effort to Defame Chief Theresa Chambers

For Immediate Release:

January 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

January 15, 2004

Mr. Earl E. Devaney
Inspector General
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC  20240

Dear Mr. Devaney:

It is with some concern that I read media coverage of a report by your office concerning security on the National Mall.  It is my understanding that due to the sensitive nature of this report it has not been publicly released but instead has been leaked in an unauthorized fashion.

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2003: Democrats Fight for America's Working Families, Republicans Serve Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

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In 2003 Democrats fought for working families: expanding economic opportunity, improving schools and health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare. Republicans served special interests: passing tax cuts that left the middle class behind and a Rx drug bill that helped pharmaceutical companies instead of seniors, and failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind education bill. See the links below for more information.

» The 2003 Republican Report Card

Hoyer: Supreme Court Should Strike Down Trampling of Texans' Rights

Texas Democrats Are Tested and Tough, Will Fight Injustice to the End

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to the decision by a three-judge panel upholding new boundaries drawn for the State of Texas's 32 Congressional Districts:

"Americans of all political persuasions who believe that that fairness and equality at the polls are more important than the unchecked accumulation of political power will be as angry as I am by today's decision by a three-judge Federal panel to uphold Tom DeLay's Texas redistricting plan.

Worried that Jews will go for Bush, Democrats plotting a counterstrategy

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2004

Contact:Ron Kampeas

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (JTA) — Worried by signs of President Bush´s soaring popularity among Jews, Democrats launched a coordinated campaign 18 months ago to win back Jewish votes.

In recent interviews with the JTA, top Democrats who attended the meetings disclosed the secret strategy sessions for the first time.

Bribery, Extortion

For Immediate Release:

January 5, 2004

Contact:Editorial

Roll Call

If ever there was a case that cried out for investigation by the House ethics committee and the Justice Department, it is the evident bribery and extortion attempts applied to Rep. Nick Smith (R-Mich.) to get him to support the House leadership and the Bush administration on the Medicare conference vote. Instead of merely lamenting roughhouse GOP tactics, it’s time for the House Democratic leadership to file an ethics complaint in the Smith case.

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REPUBLICANS CUT AND RUN BEFORE GETTING THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS DONE

For Immediate Release:

December 10, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today criticized the Republican majority that controls Congress for ending the first session of the 108th Congress before completing the 2004 appropriations process.  Republican mismanagement means that critical federal programs are operating at 2003 budget levels and millions of Americans will experience difficulty in obtaining needed services:

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Hoyer strives to keep Jewish vote for Dems

For Immediate Release:

December 10, 2003

Contact:Hans Nichols

The Hill

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) speech Monday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will cap a yearlong strategy aimed at preventing an exodus of Jewish voters from Democratic ranks.

In response to renewed Republican efforts to capture Jewish voters and donors from the Democrats’ traditional base, Hoyer has implemented a multiprong plan to make support for Israel a touchstone of Democratic policy, say lawmakers, aides and party operatives.