Miscellaneous

Week of February 14, 2005

Bill Text and Background

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February 15, 2005

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     H.R. 310 - Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act 2005

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Week of February 7, 2005

Bill Text and Background

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February 8, 2005

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     H.R. 418 - REAL ID Act of 2005

Hoyer Statement On The 60th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz

For Immediate Release:

January 27, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today on the Floor of the House of Representatives:

"Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Chairman (Mr. Hyde) and the Ranking Member (Mr. Lantos) – the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to this Congress – for bringing this important resolution to the Floor today.

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Hoyer Statement on Inaugural Address

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January 20, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-1120
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush's Inaugural Address: "President Bush's Inaugural Address was a reaffirmation of our nation's steadfast commitment to the cause of freedom and democracy. We are a nation born through revolution, and history and our national character command us to aid the march of human liberty and dignity in every corner of the world.
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Hoyer Urges President Bush to Make Good on Unfulfilled Promises of Four Years Ago

Inauguration Demonstrates the Majesty of Democracy, Says House Democratic Whip

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January 19, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Inauguration of President George W. Bush on Thursday:

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Hoyer: Borrowing For Private Accounts Would Hurt Economy, Businesses

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January 14, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to reported remarks by Office of Management and Budget Director Josh Bolten to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today:

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HOYER: DEMOCRATS WILL FIGHT TO STRENGTHEN AND MODERNIZE SOCIAL SECURITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Whip Says the President Undercuts His Own Case By Arguing That a “Crisis” Exists

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January 11, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after a press conference on Social Security held at the White House:

“Democrats are absolutely committed to strengthening and modernizing Social Security so that our national contract with America’s workers endures for future generations of seniors.  Democrats fought to create the program nearly 70 years ago, and we are ready to work together to safeguard its future.

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HOYER APPOINTS TANNER AND DEGETTE AS CHIEF DEPUTY WHIPS

Moderate Southerner and Westerner Will Add Policy Expertise and Political Know-How to Whip Team

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January 4, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) announced today that he has appointed Representatives John Tanner (TN) and Diana DeGette (CO) as Chief Deputy Whips, which makes them part of the Democratic Leadership and of the senior team of Democratic whips.

“I am very proud to announce that I have appointed Representatives John Tanner and Diana DeGette as Chief Deputy Whips.  They are two of the best Democratic Members serving in Congress today,” said Hoyer.

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BLUNT, HOYER REVIEW PREPARATIONS FOR IRAQI, PALESTINIAN ELECTIONS

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December 16, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

BAGHDAD, IRAQ--- House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) led a congressional delegation to the Middle East to assess ongoing preparations for the upcoming national elections in Iraq and the Palestinian Authority.  In advance of the scheduled January 30th elections in Iraq, the Whips met this week with Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, as well as members of the Independent Election Commission of Iraq, and Carlos Valenzuela, who heads the UN election team.

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MENENDEZ HAILS PASSAGE OF 9/11 BILL

Passage is a Victory for All Americans

For Immediate Release:

December 7, 2004

Contact:Andrew Kauders
202-226-3210

WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Bob Menendez, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a conferee on the 9/11 bill, today made the following statement on passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, following months of negotiations.  The bill passed by a vote of 336 to 75.