Congress

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:

Hoyer Pledges to Unify Party as Whip; Vote Makes Md. Democrat the State's Highest-Ranking Congressman

For Immediate Release:

November 15, 2002

Contact:Spencer S. Hsu

Washington Post Staff Writer

House Democrats unanimously elected Rep. Steny H. Hoyer to the number two post of minority whip yesterday, making him the leadership's most visible centrist and Maryland's highest-ranking member of Congress ever.

With Democrats reeling from historic setbacks in last week's House and Senate elections, Hoyer, 63, vowed to close rifts between the party's liberal and moderate factions and disputed claims that a new leadership team headed by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) represented a lurch to the left.

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Political debate delays unemployment benefits

Hundreds of thousands in nation lose help tonight; Congress in recess until Jan. 7; Republicans, Democrats at odds over

For Immediate Release:

November 16, 2002

Contact:Julie Hirschfeld Davis
(202) 225 - 3130
Sun National Staff

WASHINGTON - About 780,000 jobless Americans will lose their unemployment benefits at midnight, and a prolonged dispute between Republicans and Democrats could keep them and thousands more workers cut off from further aid for weeks.

Those affected, including roughly 10,000 Marylanders, are caught in the middle of a partisan debate about how generous the government should be in providing additional benefits. Having failed to reach agreement before adjourning for the year, Congress is expected to act soon after it returns Jan. 7.

Congressman Hoyer Delivers Democratic Response to the President's Radio Address

For Immediate Release:

November 16, 2002

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), who became Maryland's highest ranking Member of Congress ever when he was unanimously elected to be the next House Democratic Whip on Thursday, will deliver the Democratic response to the President's weekly national radio address on Saturday. The following is the text of Congressman Hoyer's remarks, as delivered:

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Statement on Election as Democratic Whip

For Immediate Release:

November 14, 2002

Contact:Congressman Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today upon election by unanimous acclamation as the new House Democratic Whip:

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