Science and Technology

Week of September 6, 2005

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

September 6, 2005

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     H.R. 250 - Manufacturing Technology 
        Competitiveness Act of 2005
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             HTML Version

Week of June 13, 2005

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

June 13, 2005

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     H.R. 2862 - Science, the Departments of State,
        Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies
        Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2006

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Hoyer and Mollohan Send Letter to NASA to Ensure Federal Funds Are Used to Repair Hubble Telescope

For Immediate Release:

March 9, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representative Alan Mollohan (D-WV), the top Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce today sent a letter to Acting NASA Administrator Frederick Gregory to ensure that the full $291 million appropriated in Fiscal Year 2005 is used to support a servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.  The Hubble Space Telescope is managed and operated by the Goddard Space Flight Center which is located in Congressman Hoyer’s district.

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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DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR ELECTRICITY RELIABILITY LEGISLATION TO PREVENT FUTURE BLACKOUTS

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2004

Contact:Jodi Seth
202-225-3641

Washington, D.C. - After nearly a year of urging the Republican leadership in the House to consider electricity reliability legislation to prevent another massive blackout, Democrats today launched a discharge petition to try to force consideration of H.R. 3004, the “Electricity Reliability Improvement Act of 2003.” 

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Week of June 14, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

For Immediate Release:

June 14, 2004

Contact:

  H.R. 4503 - Energy Policy Act

HOYER STATEMENT ON THE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 2004

For Immediate Release:

June 14, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Improving Access to Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004:

 “Mr. Speaker, technology has become tremendously important in everyone's daily life, but there are perhaps few places where technology plays as important a role in an individual's daily lives than for individuals with disabilities.

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HOUSE DEMOCRATS DECRY SHIFT OF BIOTERRORISM FUNDS

19 House Democrats Send Letter to HHS Opposing Administration's Decision

For Immediate Release:

June 4, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON -  House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released a letter from 19 House Democrats to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, stating opposition to the Bush Administration’s decision to “reprogram”, or move funds from state and local bioterrorism preparedness.  The Administration has indicated it will shift $55 million in Fiscal 2004 bioterrorism preparedness funding away from the State and Local Bioterrorism Preparedness to other initiatives.  The text of the letter is below:

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