Tax and Appropriations

Week of July 12, 2004

Bill Text and Background

For Immediate Release:

July 12, 2004

Contact:

  H.R. 4755 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for FY05

HOYER LAYS OUT TAX REFORM PRINCIPLES, CRITIQUES GOP COMPLICATION OF TAX CODE

Hoyer Advocates Simplification of Tax Code to Increase Fairness at Tax Policy Center Speech

For Immediate Release:

July 13, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) addressed the pressing need for federal tax reform, laid out principles for simplification and fairness, and critiqued Republican tax policy in a speech at a Tax Policy Center Forum (a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute) earlier today. 
 

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Hoyer Amendment to Prevent Another “Scully Scandal” Adopted

Hoyer Amendment to Labor-Health Appropriations Effectively Prevents Withholding of Information from Congress in Response

For Immediate Release:

July 14, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Appropriations Committee accepted by voice vote today an amendment introduced by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) to the Fiscal Year 2005 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that would prevent Health and Human Services officials from blocking the flow of information between the Office of the Medicare Actuary and Congress. 
 

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HOYER: ANACOSTIA WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IMPORTANT FIRST STEP

For Immediate Release:

July 14, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the recent vote by the D.C. City Council to establish an Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation:

“The creation of the Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation as an independent instrument to oversee and direct the redevelopment of the lands adjacent to the Anacostia River is an important first-step in transforming an area that has been neglected for too long.

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REPUBLICAN BUDGET PROCESS IN MELTDOWN

First, GOP Fails to Adopt Budget; Tonight, It Fails to Pass Budget Enforcement

For Immediate Release:

June 25, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after a united Democratic Caucus, and 72 Republicans, defeated the Majority’s sham budget enforcement bill on a vote of 146-268.

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Week of June 21, 2004

BILL TEXT AND BACKGROUND

For Immediate Release:

June 21, 2004

Contact:

  H.R. 4613 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005

Hoyer Blasts Members, Lobbyists

For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2004

Contact:Erin P. Billings and Brody Mullins

Roll Call

Angered over last week’s vote on corporate-tax measure, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) penned a stern letter Monday to his Caucus, chastising Democrats for voting against the party on a procedural vote — and blasting Republican business lobbyists for allegedly misrepresenting Democrats’ positions on the controversial bill.