Miscellaneous

Democrats: Republican 'Hammer' should step down

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Staff

Agence France Presse

Outraged Democrats called Thursday for the resignation of senior Republican lawmaker Tom DeLay for a "disturbing pattern of corruption" following his censure by a House ethics panel.

The US House of Representatives' Ethics Committee on Wednesday unanimously admonished DeLay for improper activities and abuse of power.

"This is the second admonishment in less than a week and the third during the course of Mr. DeLay's career," said fellow Texas lawmaker and longtime DeLay nemesis Chris Bell, at a press conference Thursday.

85 HOUSE DEMOCRATS ASK FCC TO INVESTIGATE BROADCASTING OF ANTI-KERRY FILM

Sinclair Broadcasting’s Plans May Violate Equal Time Rules, Broadcast Would Reach Nearly 25 Percent of America

For Immediate Release:

October 13, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Democratic Leadership, including Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer, Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Vice Chairman Jim Clyburn, was joined by 81 members of the House Democratic Caucus in writing to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell today to request an FCC investigation into Sinclair Broadcasting Inc.’s decision to pre-empt regular programming on its 62 affiliates across the country in order to air a 90-minute anti-Kerry attack before the November 2nd election:

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Democrats ask network for election PSAs

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2004

Contact:Christian Bourge

United Press International

Washington, DC, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- In a letter to NBC Chairman Robert Wright Wednesday, senior House Democrats asked the network to undertake a public awareness campaign about voters' rights.

"We can expect to see subtle and not-so-subtle efforts of sinister political operatives to discourage and intimidate voters in key precincts around the nation," the letter said. "The fact that such efforts are not only profoundly undemocratic but also illegal in every state has not deterred some people, acting alone or on behalf of others, from engaging in them to distort election outcomes."

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House Democrats Set Goals, Seek Return to Power

For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2004

Contact:Thomas Ferraro

Reuters

In a scene reminiscent of the 1994 "Republican Revolution" that turned the U.S. Congress upside down, Democrats on Wednesday set ambitious goals for the nation and urged voters to finally put them back in charge.

Standing outside the Capitol, lawmakers spelled out "six core values" -- on such matters as defense, education, job creation and fiscal responsibility -- that they hope will help them win the Nov. 2 elections and end a decade of Republican control of the House of Representatives.

Hoyer Close to Suing Switcher

For Immediate Release:

October 6, 2004

Contact:Erin Billings

Roll Call

Lawyers for House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) late last week sent a legal “demand letter” to party switching Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.), insisting the one-time Democrat return $35,000 in Hoyer campaign contributions by Oct. 15 or face a lawsuit.

House Dems set out ‘Six Core Values’ for unified 2004 campaign message

For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2004

Contact:Alexander Bolton

The Hill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) fulfilled a promise to fellow Democrats that they would have a coherent message to take to voters this fall by unveiling a six-point plan for a “New Partnership for America’s Future” yesterday.

Flanked by more than 150 members of her caucus, Pelosi said the pamphlet of “Six Core Values” would help Democrats articulate the message that will propel them to the majority for the first time since 1994.

HOYER: THE FAILED REPUBLICAN CONGRESS WAVES THE WHITE FLAG

Republicans Limp Out of Town Having Failed On Policy, Politics and Ethics

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt to denounce the failed Republican Congress which is expected to limp out of town today after failing on policy, politics and ethics:

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HOYER: REPUBLICANS ARE DUCKING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Mr. DeLayme Duck Joins Democrats

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference drawing attention to the failed Republican Congress’s decision to wait for a lame-duck Congress to finish 12 of 13 appropriations bills and other important legislation.  A six-foot mallard duck on a crutch, Mr. DeLayme Duck, particpated in the press conference (see picture attached):

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Republicans Duck Responsiblity Until a Lame Duck Congress

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

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The Mark of Republican Failure

Who Pays the Price? Veterans, Firefighters, the Traveling Public and Others

Whip Hoyer on Republican Congress

Week of September 27, 2004

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

September 27, 2004

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    H.R. 3193 - District of Columbia Personal Protection Act
            
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