Tax and Appropriations

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

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  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.

Democrats Fight for a Tax Bill that Creates Jobs At Home, Not Abroad

Meanwhile the GOP declares it's Christmas in June for Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2004

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» Whip Hoyer Statement on the Consideration of the FSC/ETI Bill, June 17, 2004

» Summary of the Republican FSC/ETI Bill June 17, 2004

HOYER: REPUBLICANS FLIP-FLOP ON PAYGO BY PROPOSING SHAM BILL

Democrats to Offer Alternative That Will Actually Rein in Deficits

For Immediate Release:

June 23, 2004

Contact:Rep. Steny Hoyer
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), and Blue Dog Coalition co-chairman and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Charlie Stenholm (TX) held a press conference today to denounce the sham Republican “pay-as-you-go” or budget “enforcement” bill scheduled for the House floor tomorrow, and also discuss the Democratic alternative.

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