Human and Civil Rights

Hoyer: Comments by Congressman Cole Are Completely Outrageous, Wrong and Should be Repudiated

Oklahoma Member Says Vote Against Bush is Like Supporting Hitler

For Immediate Release:

March 4, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks attributed to Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4).  According to press reports, Congressman Cole said a vote against President Bush’s re-election is like supporting Adolf Hitler during World War II, and that, “If George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election.”

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Budgeting for Another Florida

For Immediate Release:

February 8, 2004

Contact:Editorial

New York Times

President Bush has been spending money with reckless abandon, but he has found at least one place to economize: election reform. Mr. Bush undoubtedly remembers the debacle of 2000, and the federal government's promise to replace unreliable voting machines, train poll workers and upgrade voter registration lists before another presidential election rolled around. But in the budget he proposed last week, fixing the machinery of American democracy wound up on the bottom of the president's priorities, and wildly underfunded.

For Hoyer, All Signs Point to Democratic Pickups

For Immediate Release:

February 17, 2004

Contact:Erin Billings

Roll Call

Pointing to hoped-for gains in upcoming special elections, renewed vigor in Texas House races and the nation’s evolving political mood, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is painting an ever-rosier political picture for House Democrats heading into the 2004 elections.

Primaries to test new election law

The confidence of the American electorate'

For Immediate Release:

January 23, 2004

Contact:Associated Press

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) --The New Hampshire primary next week will be the "first real test" of a new federal act providing billions of dollars to help states ensure that future elections will be accurate, honest and accessible, Rep. Steny Hoyer, one of the sponsors of the act, said Friday.

Hoyer: Bush Cynically Exploits Wedge Issue to Divert Attention from His Abysmal Record

For Immediate Release:

February 24, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s statement that he will support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage:

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Hoyer: Keep Family and Medical Leave Act Intact

“Workers Need FMLA Provisions More than Ever”

For Immediate Release:

February 6, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today released the following statement in observance of the 11th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act this week: 

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Hoyer: Bush Budget Lacks Credibility

“When It Comes to Masquerading as a Fiscal Conservative, President Bush Deserves an Academy Award”

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:

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ON KING’S BIRTHDAY, AMERICAN DREAM STILL OUT OF REACH FOR MANY

For Immediate Release:

January 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 75th birthday:

“Today we commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: a minister, a civil rights leader, a father, a Nobel Laureate.  Dr. King led the fight to reform America’s ideas of equality and civil rights – and to forcefully dispel the notion that the American dream was only limited to Americans of a certain color or background.

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