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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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HOYER REQUESTS INVESTIGATION INTO LEAKING OF INTERIOR DEPARTMENT IG REPORT

Questions if Leak is Part of Effort to Defame Chief Theresa Chambers

For Immediate Release:

January 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

January 15, 2004

Mr. Earl E. Devaney
Inspector General
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC  20240

Dear Mr. Devaney:

It is with some concern that I read media coverage of a report by your office concerning security on the National Mall.  It is my understanding that due to the sensitive nature of this report it has not been publicly released but instead has been leaked in an unauthorized fashion.

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2003: Democrats Fight for America's Working Families, Republicans Serve Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

Contact:

In 2003 Democrats fought for working families: expanding economic opportunity, improving schools and health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare. Republicans served special interests: passing tax cuts that left the middle class behind and a Rx drug bill that helped pharmaceutical companies instead of seniors, and failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind education bill. See the links below for more information.

» The 2003 Republican Report Card

HOYER ENCOURAGES PROMPT AUTHORIZATION OF 2004 4.1% PAY ADJUSTMENT

Urges White House to Follow Pay Parity Principle in 2005

For Immediate Release:

December 31, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s executive order providing a 2% pay adjustment in 2004 for federal employees:

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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

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:

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HOYER: PARK POLICE ACTIONS AGAINST CHIEF UNACCEPTABLE, EVEN DANGEROUS

For Immediate Release:

December 10, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today in response to recent news reports that U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers has been placed on administrative leave because she answered questions  posed to her by a Washington Post reporter regarding the force under her command:

“It is unacceptable that the U.S. Park Police has placed their Chief on Administrative leave for speaking honestly of her concerns with new responsibilities in a post-September 11th world placing strains on the force.

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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.