Federal Employees

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Hoyer Statement in Support of Federal Employee Protest on Capitol Hill Today

Hundreds Visit Lawmakers to Protest DoD Personnel Changes

For Immediate Release:

February 10, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of federal employees’ protest of Department of Defense personnel changes on Capitol Hill today:

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House Leadership of Congressional Fire Services Caucus Laments Cuts to Fire Grant Program

Urge President to Reinstate Funding

For Immediate Release:

February 13, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The House leadership of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter yesterday to President Bush urging him to reconsider his decision to significantly reduce funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  In his fiscal year 2005 budget, the Bush Administration proposes reducing the $750 million grant program by one-third, for a cut of $250 million dollars. 

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Hoyer: Administration’s Budget Language on Federal Employee Pay is Troubling

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding language in President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Analytical Perspectives (page 218) which states:

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Hoyer: Keep Family and Medical Leave Act Intact

“Workers Need FMLA Provisions More than Ever”

For Immediate Release:

February 6, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today released the following statement in observance of the 11th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act this week: 

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Hoyer: Bush Budget Lacks Credibility

“When It Comes to Masquerading as a Fiscal Conservative, President Bush Deserves an Academy Award”

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:

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Hoyer: Civilian Federal Employees Deserve Pay Parity with Military

Vows to Fight for Bipartisan Principle of Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the civilian federal pay adjustment proposed by President Bush in his Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:

“I am pleased that the President proposed a fair pay adjustment for the men and women of our armed services in his 2005 budget.  However, I am very disappointed that President Bush continues to show a lack of regard for civilian federal employee’s hard work and service by ignoring the bipartisan principle of pay parity.

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Hoyer Leads Bipartisan Washington, DC Delegation in Introducing Budget Resolution on Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

January 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), will introduce a resolution next week that would put Congress on record in support of the bipartisan principle of pay parity in its 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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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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AFGE APPLAUDS LAWMAKERS' PAY PARITY LETTER

For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2004

Contact:Linda Bennett
(202) 737-8700

WASHINGTON, D.C.-John Gage, National President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), today issued the following statement in response to the release of a bi-partisan letter (see letter here) from Washington, D.C. area lawmakers urging President Bush to support pay parity in his fiscal year 2005 budget proposals:

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