Tax and Appropriations

HOYER: FIREFIGHTER PROGRAMS IMPORTANT TO HOMELAND SECURITY

More than $700 Million Included in Homeland Security Agreemen

For Immediate Release:

October 9, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today praised the inclusion of $65 million for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters (SAFER) Program and $650 million for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program in the fiscal year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report.  As a co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Hoyer helped establish and fund both of these federal grant programs to assist fire departments across the country. 

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HOYER: REP. CHET EDWARDS LEADS THE FIGHT TO SUPPORT MILITARY FAMILIES

Succeeds in Reversing the Military Widows Tax

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in strong support of the effort by Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX) to end the “military widows tax.”  Rep. Edwards led the Democratic fight to force the Republican leadership to reverse the reduction of military survivors’ benefits annuities, which currently begins when the survivor reaches 62.  The reversal is included in the Department of Defense Reauthorization Conference Report, which is expected to pass the House today:

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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: REPUBLICANS USE FSC/ETI TAX BILL TO DO FAR MORE HARM THAN GOOD

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke on the House floor today in opposition to the flawed and fiscally irresponsible Republican FSC/ETI Conference Report.  Instead of aiding American manufacturers and protecting American jobs, the bill is loaded down with billions of dollars for special interests and tax loopholes.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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Week of October 4, 2004

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

October 4, 2004

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    S. 878 - Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2003

HOYER: REPUBLICANS ARE DUCKING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

Mr. DeLayme Duck Joins Democrats

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference drawing attention to the failed Republican Congress’s decision to wait for a lame-duck Congress to finish 12 of 13 appropriations bills and other important legislation.  A six-foot mallard duck on a crutch, Mr. DeLayme Duck, particpated in the press conference (see picture attached):

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Republicans Duck Responsiblity Until a Lame Duck Congress

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2004

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The Mark of Republican Failure

Who Pays the Price? Veterans, Firefighters, the Traveling Public and Others

Whip Hoyer on Republican Congress

HOYER ASSAILS REPUBLICAN MAJORITY FOR FAILING TO COMPLETE THE JOB ON TIME

For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer today on the House Floor lambasted the legislative failures of this Republican Congress – no budget, intelligence reform, comprehensive energy reform, or transportation reauthorization bill and no tax bill to stop billions of dollars in European Union sanctions against American manufacturers.  Now a Continuing Resolution must be passed to keep the government running.  The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:

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