Floor Statements

September 8, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s request for $87 billion in supplemental funding for military operations and rebuilding in Iraq and Afghanistan:
September 8, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to President Bush’s speech on education and the No Child Left Behind Act at a Nashville elementary school, which the Republican education appropriations bill for FY2004 under-funded by more than $8 billion:
September 8, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the President’s request for $87 billion in supplemental funding for military operations and rebuilding in Iraq and Afghanistan:
September 5, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jim Turner (D-TX), Ranking Member on the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and other committee members today to brief reporters on a Democratic plan to address homeland security vulnerabilities. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
September 2, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to Representative Cal Dooley’s (CA-20) announcement that he will retire from the House of Representatives at the end of the current term...
September 2, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observance today of the birthday of Christa McAuliffe, the first participant in the NASA Teacher in Space program. Her inaugural flight was on the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986. McAuliffe, along with six other crew members, died when the Challenger exploded after launch...
August 28, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in observance of the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington, which was the first national civil rights demonstration and a pivotal event in the struggle for equality for black Americans...
July 30, 2003
WASHINGTON – Today marks 38 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson fulfilled his promise to seniors and signed the landmark bill that established the Medicare program. In recognition of this anniversary, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon and vowed to keep the Democrats’ promise to strengthen the program by adding a prescription drug benefit under Medicare that seniors can count on...
July 28, 2003
Statement by Whip Hoyer, as well as many articles from around the country.
July 28, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honour of the 13th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rep. Hoyer was the lead House sponsor of the Act, which was signed by the first President Bush...
July 25, 2003
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...
July 25, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement last night on the House Floor during debate on the reauthorization of the Head Start program (H.R. 2210). All House Democrats voted against the misguided bill, which passed by one vote (217-216)...
July 24, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the moment of silence memorializing Officers Chestnut and Gibson..
July 24, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement and an accompanying chart on Democratic unity in the 108th Congress today...
July 24, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in support of the United States-Singapore/Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Acts...
July 23, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following Chairman Bill Thomas’s statement on the House Floor regarding his conduct on Friday, July 18th during a Ways and Means mark-up...
July 18, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement at the Kick Off for Democrats’ National Day of Prescription Drug Town Hall Meetings (Saturday, July 19th), on which over 70 members in 27 states will hold town hall meetings with seniors in their districts...
July 18, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement this afternoon after Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, called the Capitol Police and ordered officers to remove Ways and Means Democrats from a Committee library in the Longworth House Office Building...
July 17, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the Slaughter-Shays-Dicks-Leach Amendment to fiscal year 2004 Interior Appropriations Bill...
July 14, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning announcing his support for free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore...
July 14, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. The motion would instruct conferees to support the Senate-passed provision requiring a federal “fallback” prescription drug benefit to protect all seniors, and reject turning Medicare into an expensive, undependable voucher program...
July 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding a report by the Office of Personnel Management on cash bonuses awarded to political appointees by the White House. Mr. Hoyer requested the report 8 months ago, on December 10, 2002. The report details, by agency, the number of political appointees who are eligible to receive cash award and the average salaries of those employees; a list, by agency, of the number of political appointees who received within -grade increases in 2002; and a list, by agency, of the numbers and amounts of cash awards granted to political appointees during that same period...
June 26, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement tonight on the House Floor regarding the competing Democratic and Republican bills to provide a prescription drug benefit to seniors...
June 23, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement before the Subcommittee on Technology and the House of the Rules Committee regarding the undemocratic manner in which the House Republican Majority is using the Rules Committee to stifle in the House...
June 18, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 8 and in support of the Pomeroy substitute to reform the estate tax (as prepared for delivery)...