Foreign Affairs

HOYER: FSC/ETI CORPORATE TAX BILL IS A NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today spoke out on the House floor in strong opposition to the FSC/ETI corporate tax bill, which at $150 billion, is laden with corporate tax breaks, extenders and other sweeteners that have nothing to do with reforming international tax law.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES HOYER AMENDMENT ON PRISONER TORTURE

Amendment Reaffirms U.S. Policy Against Use of Torture

For Immediate Release:

June 16, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The Full House Appropriations Committee approved by voice vote today an amendment to the 2005 Defense Appropriations bill that was offered by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and that reaffirmed the U.S. policy against the use of torture.

“I am extremely concerned with the torture that was inflicted on Iraqi prisoners of war and detainees, which occurred despite the fact that it is patently illegal under U.S. law and numerous international conventions to which we subscribe,” said Hoyer. 

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HOYER: REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION IS LONG DEAD, LONG GONE

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today strongly criticizing the restrictive process in which the House Republican leadership is permitting floor debate on the FSC/ETI corporate sales tax bill:

“Once again today, we see that the Republicans’ high-minded talk about fairness and openness on this house floor was only so much hot air.  Lest anyone be mistaken, the so-called “Republican Revolution” is long dead and long gone.

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Week of March 15, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

For Immediate Release:

March 15, 2004

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H.Res557 - Relating to the liberation of the Iraqi people and the valiant service of the United States Armed Forces and Coalition forces

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Week of March 1, 2004

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2004

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The Republican leadership continues to put forward a light Floor Schedule that does not address the fundamental problems facing America– stubborn unemployment, skyrocketing health costs, and struggling schools.

HOYER: BUSH OFFERS WARMED OVER PLATITUDES RATHER THAN A PLAN FOR SUCCESS

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding comments by President Bush at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

 “It’s no wonder that the American people have grave reservations about the President’s handling of the occupation and reconstruction in Iraq.  The courage and valiant efforts of our troops there are simply not being matched with the articulation of a concrete, clear plan for success by President Bush and his Administration.

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HOYER STATEMENT ON MEMORIAL DAY:

Remembering the Bravery of Liberty’s Steadfast Defenders

For Immediate Release:

May 28, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip (MD) Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in observance of Memorial Day:

“On the last Monday of May, our Nation collectively remembers and honors those who have given their lives defending America’s freedom. 

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Democrats urge hearings in Abu Ghraib scandal

For Immediate Release:

May 24, 2004

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Congress Daily

The top three House Democratic leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Monday requesting he call for committee hearings to investigate the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

Democrats have called for hearings in recent weeks, but Hastert and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, have declined on the grounds that Congress should exercise its oversight power only if the military's investigation is deemed insufficient.