Republican Outrages

HOYER: REPUBLICANS’ FIXATION WITH THE PAST DEMONSTRATES THE NEED FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP TODAY

For Immediate Release:

September 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding House Republicans’ commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the “Contract with America”; their legislative failures in the 108th Congress; and Democrats’ commitment to aggressively address the problems facing America today:

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HOYER: DEMOCRATIC AMENDMENT BLOCKING ANTI-WORKER OVERTIME RULE PREVAILS

Whip Urges the Bush Administration to Honor the Will of the House and Senate

For Immediate Release:

September 9, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House approved a Democratic Amendment to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill that would block any funds from being spent to enforce a new Bush Administration rule that would strip an estimated 6 million American workers of their right to overtime pay.  A unanimous Democratic Caucus was joined by 22 Republicans in voting for the Amendment, which prevailed 223 to 193:

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HOYER STATEMENT ON OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE USED BY GOP MEMBER ON HOUSE FLOOR

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus which held a press conference today to protest the use of offensive language on the House Floor last night during debate regarding the Matricula Consular Identification Card:

 “It is sad that one of our nation’s greatest strengths, the diversity of our citizens, is viewed by some as a weakness or worse. 

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HOYER: WITH NO RECORD TO RUN ON, REPUBLICANS CAN ONLY PEDDLE FEAR

Democratic Whip Says Republicans’ Stunningly Negative Convention Will Not Persuade Voters

For Immediate Release:

September 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the first three days of the 2004 Republican National Convention:

“For three days, the Republican Party has done nothing but attack John Kerry and try to peddle unfounded fear.  But these stunningly negative – and totally baseless – attacks are going to fall flat with voters.

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Democrats Pounce on Data Showing Increases in Poverty, Uninsured

For Immediate Release:

August 27, 2004

Contact:Alex Wayne and Kate Schuler

Congressional Quarterly

Both the poverty rate and the ranks of the uninsured increased in 2003 for the third straight year, the Census Bureau said Thursday in a report that gave Democrats new ammunition for their assaults on President Bush’s domestic policies.

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.