Tax and Appropriations

HOYER: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL SALES TAX WOULD RAISE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS

For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in opposition to President Bush’s and Republican Leaders’ support for moving to a national sales tax as a replacement for federal taxes:

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HOYER: FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ONE STEP CLOSER TO RECEIVING FAIR PAY ADJUSTMENT

Hoyer Successfully Leads House in Supporting Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

September 22, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today applauding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Bill which provides for parity in the 2005 pay adjustments for both military and civilian federal employees:

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“FIREFIGHTERS NEED FIREFIGHTERS”

Bipartisan Group Pushes for $100 million to Hire More Firefighters

For Immediate Release:

September 20, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H.

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Week of September 13, 2004

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

September 13, 2004

Contact:

    H.R. 4571 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004
            
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DEMOCRATS CALL FOR “FAIRNESS AND BALANCE” IN ARMED FORCES RADIO

Letter Expresses Support for Provision in Dept. of Defense Authorization Bill

For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130


WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and other leading members of Congress sent the attached letter today to House and Senate Department of Defense Authorization Conferees encouraging them to retain language (the “Harkin Amendment”) that would bring balance to the political programming of the tax-payer funded Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).
 

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Week of September 6, 2004

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2004

Contact:

    H.R. 5006 - Department of Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act for FY05
            
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HOYER: IRRESPONSIBLE REPUBLICAN POLICIES DENY NECESSARY FUNDING FOR EDUCATION, OTHER PRIORITIES

For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor today in opposition to the Republican Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2005.  The bill cuts essential funding for education, health care and research and job training.  Rep. Hoyer strongly supported the Democratic alternative crafted by Rep. David Obey (D-WI) which would have added an additional $7.4 billion for these important services:

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Democrats' Challenge on Tax Complexity

For Immediate Release:

July 30, 2004

Contact:Chris Edwards

The Cato Institute

The Democrats have a new charge against the Republicans: tax code complexity is way up in recent years. House Democrats, led by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, intend to make rising tax complexity an election year issue. Republicans are devoting floor time to tax simplification in the House this week, but there is no denying that they have dropped the ball on this growing problem.

Disabled Voters Seek Help From HAVA

For Immediate Release:

August 16, 2004

Contact:Colin Gustafson

Roll Call

The first time Jim Piet voted, he was inside a car surrounded by poll workers who had never been trained to deal with somebody afflicted with cerebral palsy.
Piet, now a public relations specialist from New Hampshire, was eager to cast his first ballot in the 1980 presidential election, but at age 19 the neurological disorder already had forced him into a wheelchair and slowed his speech to a labored stammer.