Congress

As House Prepares for August Recess, Hoyer Lauds Democrats for Unity

“This Is the Foundation for Winning”

For Immediate Release:

July 24, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement and an accompanying chart on Democratic unity in the 108th Congress today:

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For Hoyer, Maintaining Unity in Face of Defeat

Democrat: After six months as minority whip, winning praise for imposing greater order on his party's rank and file.

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2003

Contact:Julie Hirschfeld Davis

The Baltimore Sun

WASHINGTON - As the No. 2 Democratic leader in a House dominated by Republicans, Maryland's Steny H. Hoyer is doomed to lose nearly every battle. But these days, he is earning credit for his party's rare victories and for keeping Democrats more united in defeat than at any time in recent memory.

A smooth politician who was pegged early on as a rising star, Hoyer spent two decades in the House climbing to the job of party whip - a decidedly mixed blessing in a chamber where Republicans hold a 24-seat edge.

Hoyer Decries Outrageous Treatment of Ways and Means Committee Democrats

Calling Capitol Police on Members Fits GOP Pattern of Abuse

For Immediate Release:

July 18, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement this afternoon after Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, called the Capitol Police and ordered officers to remove Ways and Means Democrats from a Committee library in the Longworth House Office Building:

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Hoyer: In Major Win for Democrats, House GOP Walks Away from Its Own Budget

For Immediate Release:

April 1, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON– House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans switched from opposition to the Democratic motion to instruct conferees on the fiscal year 2004 budget to support in the middle of debate on the Floor:

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Democrats Win Budget Vote in House

For Immediate Release:

April 1, 2003

Contact:Chuck Fant
202-225-5501

WASHINGTON – In a major victory for Democrats, the U.S.House of Representatives today passed 399-22 a motion offered by U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) to reject deep cuts in the House Republican budget.  The following is a statement by Rep. Spratt.

Hoyer: Democratic Unity on Budget is a Sign of Good Things to Come

For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the votes in the U.S. House last night on the 2004 Republican Budget Resolution and the Democratic alternative:

“Last night, the House Democratic Caucus demonstrated tremendous unity during the debate on the budget and gave the Republican Majority a run for its money.  Our unity against the irresponsible Republican budget and in support of the Democratic alternative is a sign of good things to come for House Democrats as we move forward.

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Hoyer: Senate Vote Could be the Death-Knell for Bush Tax Plan

For Immediate Release:

March 25, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC– House Democratic WhipSteny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the Senate vote to cut the Bush tax plan in half:

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Democratic Whip Hoyer: Republicans Calling Daschle Comments Partisan Are Hypocritical

For Immediate Release:

March 19, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225-3130

   WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to criticism by Republican leaders of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle:

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Democrats Protest Closed Rules in the House

For Immediate Release:

March 17, 2003

Contact:Erin Billings

Roll Call

Just three months into the 108th Congress, House Democrats are already reaching the height of frustration with the GOP majority and are putting in place a long-term strategy to hit back at Republicans for muzzling their views.

From the types of rules allowing bill consideration to choosing the rooms where the Democrats caucus, the minority party says Republicans have reached an ultimate low.

“At a certain point, the dictator clamps down on the screws more and more tightly and people finally rebel,” said a senior Democratic aide.

Hoyer To Continue Abortion Fight In House Following Senate Passage

Hoyer-Greenwood Bans Late-Term Abortions with Health, Life Exceptions

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), lead Democratic sponsor of the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act, released the following statement today regarding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act that is expected to pass the Senate tomorrow and be taken up in the House following Senate passage: