Floor Statements

May 23, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding the Republican tax scheme that passed the House early this morning...
May 17, 2003
Oklahoma City, OK - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer delivered the Oklahoma Democratic Party Convention’s Carl Albert Dinner Keynote Address in Oklahoma City, OK this Saturday, May 17th...
May 1, 2003
mr. speaker, the great doctor martin luther king junior once said: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly...”
April 28, 2003
What makes a community, whether large or small, really great? Obvious answers come to mind. Top-flight schools. A vibrant local economy. An educated workforce. Clean parks and safe streets. And, of course, a first-rate hospital and health care...
April 10, 2003
Mr. Speaker, this legislation is a comprehensive energy bill, but an incomplete energy policy...
March 30, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke on Sunday, March 30 to leaders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who were in Washington this week for their annual policy conference...
March 12, 2003
Sixty years ago, as darkness and destruction gripped the European continent, and as the United States fought to liberate millions there and in the Far East, Winston Churchill delivered a compelling call for unity that continues to ring true today...
February 25, 2003
I do not envy you. In the next few months, excruciating decisions must be made in virtually every state capital. As NGA's fiscal survey of states reported in November: "nearly every state is in fiscal crisis" ...
February 13, 2003
Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin today blasted House Republicans for bringing a welfare bill to the floor that "sabotages the 1996 welfare reform effort by making it much harder for states to provide education and job training to welfare recipients" ...
February 13, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding the Democratic alternative to the GOP welfare reform bill...
February 11, 2003
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friends from Illinois and California, Chairman Hyde and ranking member Lantos, for bringing this very important resolution to the house floor. It's a moral imperative, and a matter of principle, that this house speak as one today...
February 3, 2003
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement today on the President's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget
January 29, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding the Motion to go to Conference on the fiscal year 2003 Omnibus Appropriations Bill...
January 14, 2003
"The President's proposal freezes funding for basic assistance, welfare-to-work programs, and child care for the next five years, with no adjustment for inflation, while imposing expensive new mandates on states...
November 14, 2002
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today upon election by unanimous acclamation as the new House Democratic Whip ...