Republican Outrages

HOYER: BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Democratic Whip Says the Facts Speak Volumes, And Demonstrate the Need for New Leadership

For Immediate Release:

August 30, 2004

Contact:Anna Bell Farrar
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as the Republican Party prepared to convene at its national convention, at which the Party will re-nominate George W. Bush as its presidential nominee:

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NEW REPORTS SHOW REPUBLICAN POLICIES ARE FAILING AMERICA

Job Growth Remains Stagnant; More Americans in Poverty, Without Health Insurance... Now Overtime Will Be Cut

For Immediate Release:

August 26, 2004

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» House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer statement on new U.S. Census numbers

Hoyer Continues His Criticism Of GOP Majority's Stewardship

For Immediate Release:

July 14, 2004

Contact:Susan Davis

Congress Daily

House Minority Whip Hoyer criticized GOP leaders Tuesday for
what he called an "abuse of power" for holding floor votes open
until the majority position prevails. Hoyer cited five votes
during the 108th Congress, including the nearly three-hour
Medicare prescription drug bill vote and a recent defeat of an
amendment that would have repealed a provision of the USA
PATRIOT Act, as egregious examples.

HOYER: MID-SESSION REVIEW BRINGS NO GOOD NEWS

"Crippling Deficits Threaten Our Nation's Fiscal Security"

For Immediate Release:

July 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the Mid-Session Budget Review released by the Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget this morning.  OMB is required by law to present the Mid-Session Review by July 15, but was two weeks late:

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HOYER STATEMENT ON EXTREME GOP BILL TO BAR FEDERAL COURTS FROM CONSIDERING CONSTITUTIONALITY OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:

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HOYER STATEMENT ON EXTREME GOP BILL TO BAR FEDERAL COURTS FROM CONSIDERING CONSTITUTIONALITY OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:

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DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR ELECTRICITY RELIABILITY LEGISLATION TO PREVENT FUTURE BLACKOUTS

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2004

Contact:Jodi Seth
202-225-3641

Washington, D.C. - After nearly a year of urging the Republican leadership in the House to consider electricity reliability legislation to prevent another massive blackout, Democrats today launched a discharge petition to try to force consideration of H.R. 3004, the “Electricity Reliability Improvement Act of 2003.” 

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DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHT FAILURES OF THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY

“Republicans Failed to Lead; a Democratic Congress Will Address America’s Priorities”

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress prepares to recess for a six-week August break, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez (NJ), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) today lambasted the dismal policy and political record of the Republican majority.  The GOP Congress has failed to pass a budget blueprint, created record deficits, and the House is on track to work the least number of days in 48 years.  The Democratic leaders today highlighted this absence of lea

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