Congress

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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Hoyer Statement on Social Security

For Immediate Release:

April 26, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after participating in a Social Security Rally on Capitol Hill:

“If Republicans thought there was no fight left in this Democratic Party, they were badly mistaken. Democrats are united in opposition to the Republican plan to privatize Social Security.

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Hoyer: House Republicans Vote Against the Interests of the American People on MTBE Provision

Whip Castigates Provision in Energy Bill Sought by Majority Leader DeLay

For Immediate Release:

April 21, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225- 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans defeated an amendment to the Energy Bill offered by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA).  Rep. Capps’ amendment would have struck a provision inserted in the bill that would immunize the producers of the fuel additive MTBE from responsibility for contaminating ground water, and shift the costs of cleanup to taxpayers.  House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) insisted that the provision be included in the bill:

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Hoyer: Republican Proposal on Ethics Process Is Nothing But a Charade

Ethics Process Must be Based on Bipartisan Compromise, Not Personal Agreements Among Individuals

For Immediate Release:

April 20, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding the proposal on ethics rules by the new Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA):

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Hoyer: Republicans Continue to Block Bipartisan Ethics Process

For Immediate Release:

April 14, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans defeated a Democratic effort to create a bipartisan task force to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the House ethics process:

“The ethics process in the House is in complete meltdown, and the responsibility for that lies squarely with the House Republican Majority.

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