Republican Outrages

Hoyer: Administration’s Budget Language on Federal Employee Pay is Troubling

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding language in President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Analytical Perspectives (page 218) which states:

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HOYER ON PRESIDENT BUSH’S BUDGET CUTS

New Analysis Shows that Cuts to Important Programs are Bigger than Reported

For Immediate Release:

February 5, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report that shows that President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget contains larger cuts in domestic spending than has been previously reported:

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Hoyer Floor Statement on President’s Budget Proposal: The Great Pretender

For Immediate Release:

February 3, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding President Bush’s budget proposal (as prepared for delivery).  The statement may also be viewed on the home page of the Office of the Democratic Whip Website under Floor Feature – Spotlight on Hot Issues section:

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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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Bush Unveils $2.4 Trillion Fiscal 2005 Budget

$521 Billion Deficit Projected

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:By Jonathan Weisman, Mike Allen and Fred Barbash

The Washington Post

President Bush said this morning he is "confident" the government can halve the $521 billion deficit during the next few years, even while boosting homeland security and implementing what the administration called "the largest increase in the defense budget since the Reagan administration."

The president's comments followed release of the administration's $2.4 trillion budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in October. The budget document acknowledged that the deficit was a "legitimate matter of concern."

Inquiry Sought in House Vote on Drug Plan for Medicare

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Carl Hulse

The New York Times

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: Republicans Preach Fiscal Discipline, Practice Sin of Fiscal Recklessness

GOP Recklessly Spends, Cuts Taxes, Kick Decisions Down the Road

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new budget forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  The CBO predicts a $477 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2004, which is 4.2 percent of GDP:
 

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

For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

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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