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

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

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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

DEMOCRATIC AGENDA TECH-FRIENDLY

House Leaders Support Internet Tax Act on Floor Today

For Immediate Release:

September 17, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3131

For Immediate Release  

Leader Contact: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider (225-0100)
Whip Contact: Stacey Farnen (225-3130)
Caucus Contact: Andrew Kauders (226-3210)

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WHIP APPLAUDS RARE MOMENT OF BIPARTISANSHIP IN HOUSE

Praises Passage of FACT Act that will Help and Protect Consumers

For Immediate Release:

September 10, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following passage of the bipartisan Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act, H.R. 2622), which is the reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act:

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HOYER AND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS RIP REPUBLICAN BUDGET “ALBATROSS”

Democratic Alternative Protects America’s Priorities

For Immediate Release:

March 19, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
(202) 225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Democratic leaders today announced the House Democratic budget alternative, which safeguards domestic programs, creates jobs, and protects the Social Security and Medicare trusts.   Rep. Hoyer criticized the reckless and damaging Republican budget resolution released by the House Republican Budget Committee.     The following is Congressman Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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Thoughts on FASB Decision on Bloomberg News

There's general agreement with the action that was taken. Clearly, many of these troubled assets, these financial institutions have no intention of selling them at fire sale prices. Therefore, value in them at fire sale prices is not accurate...

Hoyer Affirms Budget Proposed by President Obama on Squawkbox

President Obama said was he was going to submit an honest budget and says this is a much more reasonable and honest budget that includes the cost of the war which we're not including previously, the cost of adjusting the minimum tax. I think it realistically puts forward a plan to get us to halve the budget deficit by the end of President Obama's first term.