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HOYER ASSAILS REPUBLICAN DECISION TO UNDERMINE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

For Immediate Release:

November 25, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement that the House and Senate Republican leadership, under pressure from the White House, have agreed to include a provision in the Transportation, Treasury conference report that would undo fair competition processes for federal employees and weaken federal worker protections.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOUSE APPROVES SIGNIFICANT ELECTION REFORM FUNDING AND 4.1% PAY ADJUSTMENT FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

HOUSE APPROVES SIGNIFICANT ELECTION REFORM FUNDING AND 4.1% PAY ADJUSTMENT FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in praise of the inclusion of $1.5 billion in funding for election reform and a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal employees in the Fiscal Year 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report.  Representative Hoyer voted against the bill for unrelated provisions:

Foes Hope to Block Bush Plan for Limiting Detailees in Congress

For Immediate Release:

October 23, 2003

Contact:Stephen Barr

The Washington Post

T wo area House members said yesterday they would offer an amendment to block the Bush administration from tightening control over government employees assigned to work in Congress.

Reps. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) said they would seek to attach their proposed amendment to the fiscal 2004 spending bill that covers the Office of Personnel Management. The amendment would prohibit the use of appropriated funds to carry out a proposed regulation that places control of "detailees," as they are called, in the hands of Kay Coles James, the OPM director.

HOYER: CONGRESS SHOULD STRENGTHEN MILITARY, RESPECT DEFENSE WORKERS

DoD Authorization Strengthens Military But Eliminates Basic Worker Rights, Protections

For Immediate Release:

November 7, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke out on the House floor in opposition to a Republican provision in the Defense Authorization Conference Report, which would deny worker protections and rights to hundreds of thousands of Department of Defense civilian employees.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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REPUBLICANS PLAYING POLITICS WITH AIR SAFETY

For Immediate Release:

October 31, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) lambasted the Republican FAA Reauthorization conference report on the House Floor today – particularly the absence of a prohibition of privatizing air traffic control towers, which was included in the original House and Senate bills.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

“Mr. Speaker, the Republican leadership has turned what should be a bipartisan achievement into a partisan travesty.

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DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES IN HEALTH CARE COSTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HIT NEXT WEEK

Underlines Need to Move Bipartisan Bill to Increase Gov’t Share of Premiums

For Immediate Release:

November 6, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the imminent increase in health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees, which will rise an average of 10.6 percent on Monday, November 10th.  This is the fourth consecutive year of double-digit increases:

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HOYER: STUDENT LOAN ASSISTANCE WILL HELP RETAIN THE BEST EMPLOYEES

For Immediate Release:

October 28, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Federal Employee Student Loan Assistance Act (S. 926).  The Act would increase the annual amounts that federal agencies can offer employees to help repay student loans and will be considered on the House Floor today:

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Democrats Riled by GOP's Efforts To Cut Deals on Air Privatization

For Immediate Release:

October 18, 2003

Contact:Kathryn A. Wolfe

CQ

Nearly three months after House and Senate conferees hurriedly agreed to a four-year, $59.2 billion reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the legislation is still mired in a largely partisan dispute over privatization of airport control towers.

GOP’S FAA-NIMBY SYNDROME

Republicans Show Once Again They Don’t Want Private Air Traffic Control Towers in Their Districts

For Immediate Release:

October 16, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in response to a press report in Aviation Daily that House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Mica is going to remove air traffic control towers in Republican districts from the privatization list in order to buy off votes for the FAA Reauthorization Conference Report: 

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HOYER, WOLF PLAN ACTION TO STOP NEW OPM RULE AFFECTING FEDERAL DETAILEES ON THE HIL

Will Introduce Amendment in Conference to Prevent OPM

For Immediate Release:

October 22, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Congressman Frank Wolf announced today that they will offer an amendment during the 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Conference that would prohibit the use of appropriated funds to implement the Office of Personnel Management's proposed regulations affecting the deployment of Executive Branch detailees to the legislative branch.

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