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January 5, 2007Press Item
the opening of the 110th Congress with the Democrats in the Majority...
January 3, 2007Press Item
Democrats ran on this agenda and were elected on this agenda. We promised the American people swift passage of these bills and we fully intend to make good on that promise...
December 8, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Human Rights Day, which will be observed on Sunday, December 10:
November 8, 2006Press Item
DEMOCRATS REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY!!!
November 7, 2006Press Item
"Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress...
October 24, 2006Press Item
Last year, the American people made it very clear that they do not support privatizing Social Security, but President Bush and Republicans are not listening...
October 17, 2006Press Item
If anything, the Military Commissions Act is not tough enough on terrorists because there is no certainty the act will withstand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court...
September 26, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following concerning H.R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act, which was considered on the House Floor today:
September 20, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor against the misguided Republican Voter ID bill:
August 29, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who is on a trip through the Gulf Coast this week with a group of House Democrats, released the following statement today in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:
August 17, 2006Press Item
minimum wage and energy independence...
July 26, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the House, released the following statement today marking the 16th anniversary of the ADA, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990:
July 18, 2006Press Item
Whip Hoyer and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) made the following remarks today to reporters about President Bush's threat to veto H.R. 810, the Castle-DeGette Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act:
July 18, 2006Press Item
Expanded research would help millions of families
July 13, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in favor of reauthorizing key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (as prepared for delivery):
July 5, 2006Press Item
Almost nine years ago, the minimum wage rose to $5.15 per hour and gas sold for about $1.20 a gallon. Now, gas prices have nearly tripled, but millions of low-income workers are still waiting for Congress to approve their first pay raise since 1997.
July 10, 2006Press Item
Credit Act, Internet Gambling, and Voting Rights Reauthorization
June 29, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the House of Representatives defeated an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2007 Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriation Bill that would have prohibited funds in the bill from being used to enforce Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 203 ensures that American citizens with limited English proficiency get the help they need at the polls. The amendment, offered by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), was defeated by a vote of 167-254:
June 21, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the House Republican leadership announced that it was pulling the “Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006" (H.R. 9) from Floor consideration today:
June 19, 2006Press Item
Defense Appropriations, Voting Rights Act, and Line-Item Veto
June 6, 2006Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer appeared on Joyce Bender's radio show "Disability Matters" on Tuesday, June 6th...
May 12, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning news reports that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of American households and businesses:
March 8, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s visit to the Gulf Coast to view the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina:
February 2, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month, which began Wednesday and will be observed throughout the month of February:
January 31, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after news that Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died at the age of 78: