Republican Outrages

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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Republican Budget Meltdown Continues

Hoyer: “The American People Are Not the Only Ones Rejecting Republican Policies – So Are Republicans”

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican leadership pulled consideration of the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Resolution from Floor consideration for the second time this year:

“After pulling the Budget Resolution from floor consideration for the second time in a month, one thing is abundantly clear: House Republicans are deeply divided, in disarray, and failing to get the job done for the American people.

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Hoyer: American People Won’t Fall for Republicans’ Ruse on Lobbying Reform

Whip Says Bill is a Hollow Shell

For Immediate Release:

May 3, 2006

Contact:
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor in opposition to the Republicans’ Sham Lobbying “Reform” Bill: 

“Mr. Speaker, who do our Republican friends believe they are fooling today with this so-called lobbying ‘reform’ bill? I submit: not a soul.  Certainly not the American people.  And, certainly not editorial writers who have examined this legislation.

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Hoyer: It’s Time for the President to Lead on Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release:

April 24, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after President Bush addressed a group in Irvine, California, on immigration reform:

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Hoyer: Republican Finger Pointing on Harsh Immigration Bill Is Patently Absurd

In a Sign of Desperation, Republicans Are Running From Their Own Bill As Fast As They Can, Says Whip

For Immediate Release:

April 13, 2006

Contact:

Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Republican Congressional leaders – who are feeling the political heat for the punitive measures in the House immigration bill – tried to pin the blame on Democrats for that measure:

Hoyer: New Revelations About Bush Disclosing Classified Information Require Review

For Immediate Release:

April 6, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the revelation that President Bush may have been involved in the leaking of classified intelligence information:

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