Miscellaneous

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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Inquiry Sought in House Vote on Drug Plan for Medicare

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 — A leading House Democrat has called on Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to initiate an ethics investigation into accusations of bribery during last November's vote on the new Medicare drug plan, warning that Democrats will conduct their own inquiry if the House leader does not act.

Hoyer Statement on Gephardt Decision to End Candidacy

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt’s decision to end his candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination:
 

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Hoyer Statement on President Bush’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address:

“The President’s speech tonight, in many respects, was a well-written statement of our shared American values – on the imperative of protecting the American people from harm, on winning the war on terrorism and winning the peace in Iraq, and on promoting freedom and democracy around the world.

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HOYER REQUESTS INVESTIGATION INTO LEAKING OF INTERIOR DEPARTMENT IG REPORT

Questions if Leak is Part of Effort to Defame Chief Theresa Chambers

For Immediate Release:

January 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

January 15, 2004

Mr. Earl E. Devaney
Inspector General
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC  20240

Dear Mr. Devaney:

It is with some concern that I read media coverage of a report by your office concerning security on the National Mall.  It is my understanding that due to the sensitive nature of this report it has not been publicly released but instead has been leaked in an unauthorized fashion.

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2003: Democrats Fight for America's Working Families, Republicans Serve Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

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In 2003 Democrats fought for working families: expanding economic opportunity, improving schools and health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare. Republicans served special interests: passing tax cuts that left the middle class behind and a Rx drug bill that helped pharmaceutical companies instead of seniors, and failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind education bill. See the links below for more information.

» The 2003 Republican Report Card

Worried that Jews will go for Bush, Democrats plotting a counterstrategy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (JTA) — Worried by signs of President Bush´s soaring popularity among Jews, Democrats launched a coordinated campaign 18 months ago to win back Jewish votes.

In recent interviews with the JTA, top Democrats who attended the meetings disclosed the secret strategy sessions for the first time.

DEMOCRATIC WHIP HOYER ON SENATOR PAUL SIMON

“He Brought Midwestern Intelligence and Integrity to Congress”

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports of the passing of former Illinois Senator Paul Simon:

  “Senator Paul Simon had an epic political career that anybody would be proud to claim as their legacy.  He was an honest man whose long fight for responsible fiscal policies continues to resonate today.  He brought Midwestern intelligence and integrity to Congress – qualities that are often too scare in Washington.

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Hoyer strives to keep Jewish vote for Dems

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) speech Monday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will cap a yearlong strategy aimed at preventing an exodus of Jewish voters from Democratic ranks.

In response to renewed Republican efforts to capture Jewish voters and donors from the Democrats’ traditional base, Hoyer has implemented a multiprong plan to make support for Israel a touchstone of Democratic policy, say lawmakers, aides and party operatives.