Republican Outrages

Hoyer: Bush Budget Lacks Credibility

“When It Comes to Masquerading as a Fiscal Conservative, President Bush Deserves an Academy Award”

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:

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Bush Unveils $2.4 Trillion Fiscal 2005 Budget

$521 Billion Deficit Projected

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:By Jonathan Weisman, Mike Allen and Fred Barbash

The Washington Post

President Bush said this morning he is "confident" the government can halve the $521 billion deficit during the next few years, even while boosting homeland security and implementing what the administration called "the largest increase in the defense budget since the Reagan administration."

The president's comments followed release of the administration's $2.4 trillion budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in October. The budget document acknowledged that the deficit was a "legitimate matter of concern."

Inquiry Sought in House Vote on Drug Plan for Medicare

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Carl Hulse

The New York Times

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 — A leading House Democrat has called on Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to initiate an ethics investigation into accusations of bribery during last November's vote on the new Medicare drug plan, warning that Democrats will conduct their own inquiry if the House leader does not act.

Hoyer: Republicans Preach Fiscal Discipline, Practice Sin of Fiscal Recklessness

GOP Recklessly Spends, Cuts Taxes, Kick Decisions Down the Road

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new budget forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  The CBO predicts a $477 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2004, which is 4.2 percent of GDP:
 

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Hoyer Statement on President Bush’s State of the Union Address

For Immediate Release:

January 20, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address:

“The President’s speech tonight, in many respects, was a well-written statement of our shared American values – on the imperative of protecting the American people from harm, on winning the war on terrorism and winning the peace in Iraq, and on promoting freedom and democracy around the world.

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Bush Administration Tries Accounting Gimmick

For Immediate Release:

January 8, 2004

Contact:Tom Kiley/Daniel Weiss with Miller; Jim Manley with Kennedy
202/225-2095; 202/224-26

Washington - On the two-year anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Bush Administration is still trying to avoid its responsibility to fund these far-reaching education reforms by claiming that $6 billion in federal education funds have not been spent by the states.  Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), two of the principal sponsors of the No Child Left Behind Act, issued the following statement in response to the Department's attempt to confuse the issue of education funding.

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Hoyer: Anemic Job Growth Further Proof that Bush Administration Has No Plan

For Immediate Release:

January 9, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding unemployment figures for December released this morning by the Department of Labor:

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2003: Democrats Fight for America's Working Families, Republicans Serve Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

Contact:

In 2003 Democrats fought for working families: expanding economic opportunity, improving schools and health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare. Republicans served special interests: passing tax cuts that left the middle class behind and a Rx drug bill that helped pharmaceutical companies instead of seniors, and failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind education bill. See the links below for more information.

» The 2003 Republican Report Card