Tax and Appropriations

Spratt Statement on New CBO Budget Forecast

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2004

Contact:Chuck Fant
202-225-5501

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement on today’s new budget forecast by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

“CBO’s projections show that deficits loom far into the future, and cast grave doubts on the Bush Administration’s claim that it will cut the deficit in half over five years.

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Hoyer: Republicans Preach Fiscal Discipline, Practice Sin of Fiscal Recklessness

GOP Recklessly Spends, Cuts Taxes, Kick Decisions Down the Road

For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new budget forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  The CBO predicts a $477 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2004, which is 4.2 percent of GDP:
 

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Bi-Partisan Washington, D.C. Regional Delegation Sends Message to President:

Adhere to Historic Bi-Partisan Congressional Policy of Pay Parity

For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

The bipartisan Washington, DC regional delegation, led by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), sent a letter today to President Bush urging that he support the principle of pay parity in his upcoming fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.  The bipartisan group included Democratic Whip Hoyer, Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Al Wynn (D-MD), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Rep. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rep.

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2003: Democrats Fight for America's Working Families, Republicans Serve Special Interests

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2003

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In 2003 Democrats fought for working families: expanding economic opportunity, improving schools and health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare. Republicans served special interests: passing tax cuts that left the middle class behind and a Rx drug bill that helped pharmaceutical companies instead of seniors, and failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind education bill. See the links below for more information.

» The 2003 Republican Report Card

HOYER MEETS WITH INDUSTRY, LABOR REGARDING FSC/ETI , DECIDES TO COSPONSOR CRANE-RANGEL LEGISLATION

For Immediate Release:

July 25, 2003

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement  after meeting with representatives of manufacturing companies and organized labor to discuss the foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) issue:

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Insight to Where the Recovery Package Stands on Bloomberg

We are prepared to work through the weekend to get an agreement. Unfortunately, this afternoon, republicans in the house came up with their own separate plan, which they never mentioned yesterday during the hearings with bernanke and paulson, which came as news. that clearly has slowed us down.