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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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DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES IN FEDERAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE COSTS UNDERLINE NEED FOR HOYER BILL

For Immediate Release:

September 17, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the announcement that health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees will rise an average of 10.6 percent next year, the fourth consecutive year of double-digit increases:

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HOYER: FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ONE STEP CLOSER TO FAIR PAY ADJUSTMENT

For Immediate Release:

September 9, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Transportation-Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement tonight after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act.  The bill contained a 4.1% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, including blue collar employees, providing them with pay parity with military employees:

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HOYER PRAISES PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT THAT PROTECTS FAIR COMPETITION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

For Immediate Release:

September 9, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leader on federal employee issues and a senior Democrat on the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement supporting the adoption of the Van Hollen amendment to the House Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill approved by the House this evening:

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House Passes 4.1% Raise For Federal Employees

Rules That Require Outsourcing Are Killed

For Immediate Release:

September 10, 2003

Contact:Christopher Lee

The Washington Post

The House yesterday approved a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees and killed new rules designed to speed Bush administration efforts to require federal workers to compete with the private sector for their jobs.

Politics of Pay

For Immediate Release:

September 4, 2003

Contact:Tanya N. Ballard

GovExec.com

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and General Government approved legislation Wednesday that includes language supporting military-civilian pay parity and granting civil service employees a 4.1 percent pay raise in 2004. The House Appropriations Committee approved similar legislation in July.

Pay Raise as Usual Prevailing in House

For Immediate Release:

July 27, 2003

Contact:Stephen Barr

The Washington Post

Federal employees are on track for a 4.1 percent pay raise next year, contrary to the Bush administration's original plan.

The decision by the House Appropriations Committee to override President Bush's proposal for a 2 percent raise is not a first. For several years, Congress -- not the White House -- has determined how much federal workers are paid.

Still, the committee's decision shows that the Bush administration is getting less traction than it wants on pay issues and will have to work harder to sell its ideas.

HOYER AND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS IDENTIFY HOMELAND SECURITY VULNERABILITIES

Offer Plan to Address Shortfalls

For Immediate Release:

September 5, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jim Turner (D-TX), Ranking Member on the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and other committee members today to brief reporters on a Democratic plan to address homeland security vulnerabilities.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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