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HOYER VOWS VICTORY IN FIGHT FOR FAIR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PAY

President Pushes for Lower Pay Adjustment Days before Labor Day

For Immediate Release:

August 28, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a letter from President Bush to Speaker Dennis Hastert announcing his decision to invoke a national emergency to avoid implementing the federal employee pay adjustment provided for in the Federal Employee Pay Comparability Act.  The President continued to advocate a 2 percent pay raise and a $500 million Human Capital Performance Fund as he proposed in his 2004 budget earlier this year.

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HOYER PAY PARITY AMENDMENT PASSES FULL HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

Blue-Collar Workers Included for First Time in Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

July 24, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Full House Appropriations Committee adopted the Hoyer-Wolf-Moran amendment to the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation Treasury Appropriations Bill to provide 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 ON LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

Praises Bill for Including Benefits to “Temporary” AOC Workers, Concerned about COLA for Federal Employees

For Immediate Release:

July 9, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today after the House passed the fiscal year 2004 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.

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Hoyer and Davis Lead Region in Introducing Bipartisan Pay Parity Resolution

WASHINGTON - Two congressional leaders on federal employee issues, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA), joined forces today to introduce a bipartisan Sense of the Congress Resolution which calls for parity in pay adjustments between military and civilian employees.

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Hoyer on the President's 2004 Budget and Federal Employees

For Immediate Release:

February 3, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the fiscal year 2004 Budget released by the Bush Administration today and its affect on federal employees:

"I am very disappointed that President Bush continues to pursue policies in his fiscal year 2004 budget proposal that will undercut the morale and the effectiveness of the federal workforce.

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Hoyer Giving Speech on the Defense Authorization Act on House Floor

The motivating force for young people in this country was civil rights. It was about living out the promise of American equaly. It was about a commitment of this country, which was the bedrock of this country, that all men were created equal, and endowed not by us, but by their creator with certain unalienable rights...

Hoyer Discusses the Progress on Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation on CNBC

What's happened is two-thirds of the American public believes in effect that we need to put the referee on the field and make sure that those folks who have caused us extraordinarily financial loss in this country and put millions of people out of work and cost the taxpayers a lot of money which hopefully most of which we'll get back but not withstanding that we need to put the referee back on the field. The American public believes that...

Final Push to Health Care Vote with Hoyer and Cantor on ABC

Since the President addressed the nation on health care, the support has gone up 18 points and "the Wall Street Journal" poll that just came out, shows the majority of those responding indicate they're for the bill. An ""economist"" poll showed the same thing a week ago. We think support is growing for this bill...

Health Care Reform in Congress on CBS

We needed to provide access to affordable health care for all Americans and all families. That is the single best selling point because if we don't do that, the system is more expensive, less efficient, our nation is less healthy, and all Americans who have insurance are paying about $1,000 extra in their policies to accomplish that objective...

Engaged in Dialogue Over Congress and Republican Filibusters on MSNBC

I believe the Senate is broken. I don't think it's Harry Reid's fault as the Democratic Leader. What I think it is, is the Republican Leadership has determined that failure and gridlock are to its political benefit. Of course, we've had more request for filibuster votes than anytime in history. That has brought the Senate's ability to do its business to a standstill at times, and to a slow walk at others...