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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.

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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