Republican Outrages

Hoyer: GOP Congress Failed Americans

For Immediate Release:

October 9, 2004

Contact:Associated Press Staff

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer criticized the Republican-controlled Congress on Saturday for "surrendering to its own intransigence and admitting that it cannot complete the work the people sent us here to do."

"The 108th Congress has failed, and the American people know that we can, and must, do better," the Maryland congressman said in the Democrats' weekly radio address.

Hoyer, his party's No. 2 leader in the House, said Republicans "hardly broke a sweat" this year and "worked fewer hours than any single session of Congress since 1948."

Ethics Rebuke to DeLay Prompts Democratic Calls for Ouster

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:David Stout

New York Times

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 — Top House Democrats today condemned Representative Tom DeLay, the leader of the Republican majority, declaring that the latest ethics case against him proved that he had been corrupted by power and was unfit to lead.

"The ethical cloud that has been hanging over the Capitol has burst," Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader, said at a news briefing. "Mr. DeLay has proven himself to be ethically unfit to lead the party.`

Democratic Leaders Call for DeLay's Ouster

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Charles Babington

Washington Post

House Democratic leaders and several outside groups called for Majority Leader Tom DeLay to resign his post yesterday, saying that three admonishments by the House ethics committee in one week disqualify him for the chamber's second-highest leadership job. Fellow Republicans staunchly defended the Texas lawmaker, even as some said the consecutive rebukes may complicate his prospects of ever becoming speaker.

House Dems call for DeLay to step down

Majority leader cited again by House Ethics Committee

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:CNN Staff

CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The senior leadership of House Democrats, citing three rebukes of Rep. Tom DeLay by the House ethics committee in a week, called Thursday for him to be ousted as majority leader.

"Mr. DeLay has proven himself to be ethically unfit to lead the party," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters.

"Republicans must answer: Do they want an ethically unfit person to be their party leader, or do they want to remove the ethical cloud that hangs over the Capitol?" she said.

House Leadership - Democrats, Public Interest Groups Urge DeLay To Resign

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Susan Davis

National Journal

House Democratic leaders and public interest groups today called
on House Majority Leader DeLay to resign his leadership post,
noting that Wednesday's rebuke by the House Ethics Committee is
the fourth against DeLay in his career -- with three of them
coming in the last week.

HOYER: THE FAILED REPUBLICAN CONGRESS WAVES THE WHITE FLAG

Republicans Limp Out of Town Having Failed On Policy, Politics and Ethics

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt to denounce the failed Republican Congress which is expected to limp out of town today after failing on policy, politics and ethics:

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HOYER STATEMENT ON HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE’S REBUKE OF MAJORITY LEADER TOM DELAY

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding the decision reached by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct on the actions of Majority Leader Tom DeLay (TX):

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HOYER STATEMENT ON THE ETHICS COMMITTEE REPORT ADMONISHING MAJORITY LEADER TOM DELAY

For Immediate Release:

October 1, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the report released late last night that publicly admonished Majority Leader Tom DeLay for his conduct surrounding the vote on the controversial Medicare Prescription Drug Bill:

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