Republican Outrages

Hoyer: Republican Estate Tax Bill Will Harm American Families, Farms, And Small Businesses

For Immediate Release:

April 13, 2005

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the Republican Estate Tax Bill and the Democratic Alternative:

“Mr. Speaker, let’s be absolutely crystal clear: This Republican bill is nothing but a tax increase in disguise. It would raise taxes for thousands of families, farms and small businesses. There are no two ways about it.

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Hoyer Statement on Terri Schiavo

For Immediate Release:

March 20, 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, this has been an extraordinarily serious debate. It has been in many ways a real debate, with each Member rising and understanding the seriousness of the issues which we consider. On the one hand, we consider the life of one young woman, a young woman struck by tragedy, shared by her family and by her friends and by her country.

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Hoyer Points Out the Irony of President Bush Visiting the Bureau of Public Debt

Democratic Whip: President’s Social Security Proposal Would Add Nearly $5 Trillion in Debt

For Immediate Release:

April 5, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the President spoke about Social Security:

“It is unbelievably ironic that the President chose the Bureau of the Public Debt as a backdrop for his ill-advised campaign to drum up support for the Republican proposal to privatize Social Security.

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Hoyer Assails Republican Weakening Of House's Ethics Standards

For Immediate Release:

January 4, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House Floor in opposition to Republicans’ weakening of the House’s ethical standards.   The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

“Mr. Speaker, the opening day of a new Congress should be one in which the interests of this institution are paramount.  The body of rules we adopt to govern debate, decorum, and the actions of our Members should reflect that.

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Republicans Are Out-Of-Touch, Out-Of-Bounds

Democratic Whip Says New GOP Comments More Evidence of Desire to Inject Politics into Our Courts

For Immediate Release:

April 8, 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 news reports regarding comments made by Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other leading Republicans:

“Everyday it becomes clearer that the Republican Party is out-of-touch with America and is increasingly stepping out-of-bounds in pushing their political agenda.

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Democrat Calls Bush's Budget 'Fiscally Irresponsible Fraud'

For Immediate Release:

February 7, 2005

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By Melanie Hunter, CNSNews.com Deputy Managing Editor
CNS News

A top House Democrat Monday called President Bush's $2.75 trillion budget plan "fiscally irresponsible fraud" that will be rejected by members of the president's own party.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the president's fiscal year 2006 budget "deliberately excludes the trillions of dollars" needed to implement Bush's Social Security privatization plan as well as the money needed to fund the Iraq war effort.

Hoyer Pushes For Hefley Probe

For Immediate Release:

February 9, 2005

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By John Bresnahan
Roll Call

Democratic Whip Calls on Members to Support Resolution Restoring Bipartisan Ethics Rules

For Immediate Release:

March 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor this morning, urging Members on both sides of the aisle to support a Resolution introduced by Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) to restore bipartisan ethics rules:
 
"Mr. Speaker, the integrity of this People’s House supersedes the interests of any individual member who is privileged to serve here or either political party.
 

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Hoyer on Ethics Committee Breakdown

For Immediate Release:

March 11, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to comments on ethics by the Republican leadership:

“Republican leaders’ attempt to blame Democrats for the breakdown of the House Ethics Committee rivals the work of Orwell’s Big Brother in its audacious effort to make, in Orwell’s words, ‘lies sound truthful.’

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Hoyer: Ethics Committee's Credibility Is In Tatters As Republican Purge Continues

Firing of Professional Staffers Smacks of Retribution, and Is Yet Another Example of Republican Arrogance and Abuse

For Immediate Release:

February 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the recent firing of professional staffers on the House Ethics Committee by the new Republican Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (WA):

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