Floor Statements

December 14, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today during a press conference with Representative George Miller (D-CA) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), who have introduced a bill to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 over two years.
December 8, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor:
November 18, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor in opposition the resolution offered by Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Duncan Hunter (R-CA):
November 8, 2005
There are few functions that are more sensitive or critical to our great nation’s well being than the one performed by employees of the Internal Revenue Service...
October 26, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, as prepared for delivery on the floor of the House of Representatives:
October 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with members of the Blue Dog Coalition highlighting the Republicans’ fiscally irresponsible budget plans:
October 7, 2005
WASHINGTON DC – Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor in opposition to Republican energy legislation and in favor of the Democratic substitute:
September 22, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following remarks today, as prepared for delivery on the House floor, in opposition to the Boustany Amendment to Head Start reauthorization legislation.
September 15, 2005
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of an independent commission to investigate the federal government’s inept response to Hurricane Katrina, and in opposition to the Republican proposal to create a majority dominated partisan Congressional investigative committee:
June 24, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor calling for President Bush to repudiate the remarks made by his chief political advisor Karl Rove:
June 23, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who also is a senior Member of the Appropriations Committee, made the following statement on the Floor today during consideration of the Fiscal Year 2006 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill:
June 17, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House floor today in opposition to the Republican U.N. Reform Bill and in favor of the Democratic substitute:
June 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House floor in favor of an amendment urging action against Anti-Semitism by U.N. Members:
May 5, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the floor of the House of Representatives today:
April 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the Republican Energy Bill:
April 13, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the Republican Estate Tax Bill and the Democratic Alternative:
March 20, 2005
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today on the Floor of the House of Representatives:
February 9, 2005
In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the escalating health crisis caused by the disease in the United States, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement:
February 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today sponsored a bipartisan Resolution with House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (MO) to congratulate the Palestinian people for carrying out an historic and peaceful election and to congratulate the newly elected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The text of Mr. Hoyer’s statement on the House floor is below:
January 27, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement today on the Floor of the House of Representatives:
January 4, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House Floor in opposition to Republicans’ weakening of the House’s ethical standards. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
October 21, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today delivered the first annual Tony Coelho Lecture in Disability Employment Law and Policy at New York Law School. Rep. Hoyer, who was the lead House sponsor of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), focused his speech on the unfulfilled promise of the ADA and the urgent need to address the weakening of protections afforded to people with disabilities. The following is the full text of Rep. Hoyer's speech:
October 7, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke on the House floor today in support of the bipartisan intelligence reforms recommended by the 9/11 Commission and supported by House Democrats. House Republicans instead have chosen to back an alternative bill which excludes many of the Commission’s recommendations and fails to address serious threats to our nation’s security. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
October 7, 2004
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:
September 29, 2004
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: