Republican Outrages

AS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES, HOUSE WHIP CRITICIZES FAILED BUSH ECONOMIC PLAN

“There’s No Independence in Unemployment, Mr. President”

For Immediate Release:

July 3, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in June and the economy lost 30,000 jobs last month:

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HOYER RELEASES REPORT ON WHITE HOUSE POLITICAL APPOINTEE BONUSES

For Immediate Release:

July 10, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding a report by the Office of Personnel Management on cash bonuses awarded to political appointees by the White House.  Mr.

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WAGGING TONGUES

GOP PROMISES MADE AND NOT KEPT: Past Republican Rhetoric vs. Budget Reality

For Immediate Release:

March 17, 2003

Contact:Demoratic Whip
202-225-3130

The Republican Budget Resolution that will be on the House Floor this week would slash funding for crucial domestic priorities in virtually every area – education, veterans’ health care, the environment and research, to name a few – to pay for the President’s $1.4 trillion tax plan.  Furthermore, this GOP Budget Resolution requires nearly every authorizing committee to cut direct spending within its jurisdiction by its pro-rated share of mandatory spending, including funding for Medicare, Medicaid, school lunches, and veterans’ health care.  Cuts to

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House Gop’s Budget Resolution Is A Cruel Trick On The American People

Whip Says Republicans Would Rob Peter to Pay Paul

For Immediate Release:

March 13, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican fiscal year 2003 budget which is to be considered on the House Floor next week:

    “Next week, the House of Representatives will debate a GOP budget resolution that will slash funding for Medicaid, veterans’ health care and other programs solely to provide enormous tax cuts for the most affluent citizens in our society.  Quite simply, that’s like robbing poor Peter to pay rich Paul.

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House Republican Budget: Even Worse Than The President’s

For Immediate Release:

March 13, 2003

Contact:Chuck Fant
202-225-5501

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement today on the House Republican budget.

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Democrats Protest Closed Rules in the House

For Immediate Release:

March 17, 2003

Contact:Erin Billings

Roll Call

Just three months into the 108th Congress, House Democrats are already reaching the height of frustration with the GOP majority and are putting in place a long-term strategy to hit back at Republicans for muzzling their views.

From the types of rules allowing bill consideration to choosing the rooms where the Democrats caucus, the minority party says Republicans have reached an ultimate low.

“At a certain point, the dictator clamps down on the screws more and more tightly and people finally rebel,” said a senior Democratic aide.

Hoyer Calls Republican Union Bashing “Shameful”

Responds to Latest Incident of GOP Union Bashing, Questioning Patriotism

For Immediate Release:

March 10, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to news reports of the latest incident of a Republican Member of Congress, Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), bashing unions in an effort to raise campaign contributions:

“The Republican strategy of raising money by bashing unions with inflammatory language is shameful. 

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As Bush Budget Moves Forward, Hoyer And Blue Dogs Hit Republicans For Raising Debt Limit

Question Raising Debt Limit, Enacting Reckless Budget Plan

For Immediate Release:

March 11, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition spoke out today on the need to raise the debt limit for the second time in a year following years of budget surplus, and the damaging consequences of President Bush’s fiscally irresponsible budget plan. The following is Congressman Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer Hammers Reckless Republican Budget

Republicans Ignore America’s Priorities

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the outlines of the House Republican’s Fiscal Year 2004 Budget:

“The Republican budget is astonishing in its reckless disregard for the real needs of the American people.

“This budget tells America ‘We should slash the health care benefits of the veteran who fought in World War II to pay for an irresponsible tax cut for the wealthiest among us.’

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Republican Leadership Postpones Tax Relief For Service Men & Women To Protect GOP Special Interest Provisions

For Immediate Release:

March 6, 2003

Contact:Dan Maffei
202/225-3526
Rangel: "Republican leaders have put a few members’ pet provisions before the financial well-being of our troops."

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