Republican Outrages

Hoyer Remarks on Five Months of Republican Overreaching and Abuse of Power

Democratic Whip Says Congressional Republicans Are Out of Touch – And The American People Know It

For Immediate Release:

May 26, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernands
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today at a press conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) and Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rahm Emanuel (IL), to highlight five months of overreaching and abuses of power by Washington Republicans. 

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Hoyer Statement on Republican Retreat on Partisan Ethics Rules

For Immediate Release:

April 27, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican retreat on the partisan ethics rules they pushed through the House earlier this year:

"The restoration of the bipartisan ethics rules - which  were originally adopted in 1997 and functioned well in every Congress since then – is long overdue.

"And, I believe that it was inevitable.

"Today is not a day for those of us on the Democratic side of the aisle to gloat.

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Hoyer: Republican Proposal on Ethics Process Is Nothing But a Charade

Ethics Process Must be Based on Bipartisan Compromise, Not Personal Agreements Among Individuals

For Immediate Release:

April 20, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding the proposal on ethics rules by the new Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA):

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Hoyer: Republicans Continue to Block Bipartisan Ethics Process

For Immediate Release:

April 14, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans defeated a Democratic effort to create a bipartisan task force to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the House ethics process:

“The ethics process in the House is in complete meltdown, and the responsibility for that lies squarely with the House Republican Majority.

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Hoyer: Arrogant Republican Partisanship Is Detrimental To Democracy

For Immediate Release:

April 13, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

 WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (NV), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), and Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), highlighting Republican abuses of power in Congress.

“Republicans run the most closed and bitterly partisan House in the history of our country, by enforcing closed rules that stifle debate, having sham conference committees that are irrelevant and holding votes open to achieve pre-ordained results.

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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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