Republican Outrages

Hoyer: House Republicans Cannot Simply Point the Finger of Blame at Lobbyists

For Immediate Release:

January 10, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning reports that House Republicans plan to push new rules governing lobbyists’ access to lawmakers, in light of the evolving scandal involving Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff:

            “I am sure that many House Republicans would like nothing more than to stand on the sidelines and now pretend that the unfolding Abramoff scandal is largely a story of lobbyist misconduct and wrongdoing.

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Hoyer: With Republican Credibility in Tatters, Congress Must Take Up Democratic Lobbying Reform Proposals

Whip Says Republican Majority, First and Foremost, Must Constitute Vigorous, Real Ethics Process

For Immediate Release:

January 18, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the “Honest Leadership, Open Government Act,” an aggressive set of reform proposals released today by House and Senate Democrats in response to the widening Abramoff scandal and other Republican abuses of power.  The Democrats’ ethics and lobbying proposals are designed to combat Republican abuses and to restore the American people’s confidence in the integrity of Congress:

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Hoyer: Republican Budget Bill Not Fiscally Responsible, But a Continuation of GOP’s History of Irresponsibility

For Immediate Release:

December 22, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130


WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the passage of the Republican budget bill in the Senate yesterday:

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Hoyer: “Present” Vote on Iraq Resolution Is Statement of Protest Against Republican Partisanship

For Immediate Release:

December 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement concerning his “present” on the Republican Resolution on Iraq:

“I voted ‘present’ on the Republican leadership’s Iraq Resolution today in protest of the continued partisanship with which that leadership is dealing with one of the most important issues facing our nation – the war in Iraq.  I would have voted ‘yes’ on this Resolution had it not become a matter of rank partisanship.

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Hoyer Calls Democratic Election Victories a Harbinger of Things to Come in 2006

Republicans Across the Nation Will Spend the Next Year Looking Over Their Shoulders, Says Whip

For Immediate Release:

November 8, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Democrats scored key off-year election victories in closely watched gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia:

   “Tonight’s big election victories only confirm what virtually every major poll over the last six months has shown: The Republican Party is in deep trouble with American voters.

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Hoyer Statement on Federal Indictment of Vice President’s Chief of Staff

For Immediate Release:

October 28, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement this afternoon after Lewis “Scooter” Libby was indicted on two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements, and one count of obstruction of justice:

            “The federal indictment today of Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, the Vice President’s chief of staff, on five felony charges is a very sad day for our nation and for this Administration.

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Hoyer: Vote on Energy Bill Is a Continuation of the Republicans’ Corruption

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held open a five-minute vote on its energy bill for nearly 45 minutes, because it was losing the vote and needed additional time to twist arms and subvert the will of the House.  The Republican energy bill passed 212-210, after three Republicans (Reps.

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Hoyer on President’s Remarks, Republicans’ Inadequate Response to High Gas Prices

President, Republican Congress Do Nothing, As Democrats Propose Plan to Protect Consumers from High Prices, Gouging

For Immediate Release:

October 4, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks today at a Rose Garden press conference and Republican legislation to be considered in the House later this week on high gas prices:

“The President and Republicans in Washington are offering no real leadership in combating the high gas prices that are hitting Americans hard.

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Hoyer Statement on President's Speech to the Nation On Hurricane Katrina Rebuilding

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight concerning President Bush's speech to the nation on the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region as the result of Hurricane Katrina: 

“I think it was important that the President address the American people directly about our national commitment to help rebuild the Gulf Coast region and provide relief to those who have lost so much.

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Hoyer Demands Independent Commission to Investigate Inept Response to Hurricane Katrina

Whip Says Congressional Republicans’ Neglect of Constitutional Oversight Duties Inspires No Confidence They Would Fully

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC –  Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today  in support of an independent commission to investigate the federal government’s inept response to Hurricane Katrina, and in opposition to the Republican proposal to create a majority dominated partisan Congressional investigative committee:

“Mr. Speaker, let no one be mistaken about why Democrats oppose this legislation.

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