Science and Technology

HOYER PROTESTS “ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL” IN BIOTERRORISM INITIATIVES

For Immediate Release:

June 1, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in protest of the Bush Administration’s request to “reprogram” or shift funds from state and local bioterrorism preparedness:

“I join our nation's governors, public health officials, and public health advocates in opposing the Bush Administration's plan to ‘reprogram,’ or shift, $55 million in Fiscal Year 2004 bioterrorism preparedness funding away from the State and Local Bioterrorism Preparedness to other programs. 

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2006 Cuts In Domestic Spending On Table

For Immediate Release:

May 27, 2004

Contact:Jonathan Weisman

The Washington Post

The White House put government agencies on notice this month that if President Bush is reelected, his budget for 2006 may include spending cuts for virtually all agencies in charge of domestic programs, including education, homeland security and others that the president backed in this campaign year.

HOYER STATEMENT ON RESOLUTION ON IRAN’S DEVELOPMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

For Immediate Release:

May 7, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of H.Con.Res 398, which expressed the concern of Congress over Iran’s development of the means to produce nuclear weapons and overwhelmingly passed the House yesterday.  The statement was entered in the Congressional Record at the time of debate:
 

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HOYER AND TURNER MEET WITH PUBLIC HEALTH GROUPS ON BIO-TERRORISM

For Immediate Release:

May 4, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representative Jim Turner (TX), Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, met with public health groups today to discuss our nation's preparedness for the threat of bio-terrorism.  Representative Turner also introduced the RAPID Cures Act today which would develop a strategy to achieve a dramatic reduction in the timeframe required for the delivery of drugs and vaccines to counter pathogen threats for which we have no existing countermeasures. 

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HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ISSUE STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES ON TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

For Immediate Release:

March 12, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today issued the following statement of principles on matters related to the technology industry:

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WHIP HOYER LAUDS PASSAGE OF COPYRIGHT REFORM ACT

For Immediate Release:

March 3, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the passage of H.R. 1417, the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003:

“I am pleased that the House has passed H.R. 1417, and commend Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Conyers, and Rep. Howard Berman for their leadership on an issue of critical importance to the creators and copyright owners of musical compositions and sound recordings.

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Hoyer: Bush Budget Lacks Credibility

“When It Comes to Masquerading as a Fiscal Conservative, President Bush Deserves an Academy Award”

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:

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