Republican Outrages

Hoyer Statement on President’s 9/11 Speech and Majority Leader Boehner’s Comments Today

For Immediate Release:

September 12, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), released the following statement today:

“As has been too often the case, the President in last night’s statement failed to unify our nation in remembering those whom we lost on 9/11.

“Rather the President sought again to justify our efforts in Iraq as being necessary by the discredited and untrue assertion of a relationship between 9/11 and Iraq.  There was none, as has been shown by the 9/11 Commission report and the report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Hoyer: Republicans Can't Find Time for the American People's Priorities

For Immediate Release:

September 7, 2006

Contact:by Rep. Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor:

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Hoyer Statement on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

For Immediate Release:

August 29, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who is on a trip through the Gulf Coast this week with a group of House Democrats, released the following statement today in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:

"Today is a somber day for our nation.  It is a time to grieve for those who died in Hurricane Katrina and in the flood waters that followed.  It is a time to recommit ourselves to those who lost all that they possessed.  It is also a time to assess our progress in rebuilding.

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Hoyer: In Honor of Labor Day, Raise the Minimum Wage

For Immediate Release:

September 1, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Labor Day, which is this Monday, September 4:

"Labor Day is a celebration of America's working men and women who have made this nation strong and prosperous. 

"However, this year's traditional parades and picnics will be overshadowed by the recent reports of stagnant wages, falling middle class income and a growing gap between corporate profits and workers' share.

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Hoyer Statement on President Bush's Speech

"No One Doubts That We Are Engaged in a War on Terror"

For Immediate Release:

September 5, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to President Bush's speech on the war on terror:

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Hoyer on Today's Court Ruling That Tom DeLay Must Remain on the Ballot for U.S. House

For Immediate Release:

August 3, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that former Rep. Tom DeLay must stay on the ballot for the office he resigned under a cloud of scandal in June:

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Hoyer: Republicans Court-Stripping Bill is Misguided and Unconstitutional

Whip Says Congress Should Focus on More Important Priorities Like Minimum Wage Increase

For Immediate Release:

July 19, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in opposition to the Republicans' court-stripping bill, and in favor of defeating the Previous Question, which would have allowed a vote on increasing the minimum wage:

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Hoyer: Bush Veto Puts Politics Ahead of Scientific Progress

Whip Says Congress Must Override Veto and Provide Hope to Millions of Americans

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2006

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in favor of overriding President Bush’s first veto, which he issued today regarding H.R. 810, legislation that was passed in both the House and the Senate to expand research of embryonic stem cells:

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Hoyer: Concocted “Victory Lap” on Budget Deficit Is the Height of Absurdity

“This Is the Most Fiscally Irresponsible Administration in American History,” Says Democratic Whip

For Immediate Release:

July 11, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Office of Management and Budget released its annual mid-session budget review, and the Bush Administration celebrated a projected budget deficit of $296 billion in Fiscal Year 2006 (which ends September 30):

 “For an Administration that is struggling to maintain its credibility both at home and abroad, today’s concocted ‘victory lap’ on the federal budget deficit is not only the height of absurdity but also politically transparent.

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Hoyer Calls for Accountability on Katrina Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Whip Says American People Deserve a Full Accounting of Administration's Bungled Response

For Immediate Release:

June 27, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after new reports further highlighted the extraordinary extent of the waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayers' money following Hurricane Katrina:

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