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September 20, 2004Press Item
...short on substance and long on trying to score political points...
September 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding House Republicans’ commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the “Contract with America”; their legislative failures in the 108th Congress; and Democrats’ commitment to aggressively address the problems facing America today:
September 22, 2004Press Item
Bold New Plan for America...
September 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House approved a Democratic Amendment to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill that would block any funds from being spent to enforce a new Bush Administration rule that would strip an estimated 6 million American workers of their right to overtime pay. A unanimous Democratic Caucus was joined by 22 Republicans in voting for the Amendment, which prevailed 223 to 193:
September 9, 2004Press Item
Hoyer and Obey statements, and a report by the Economic Policy Institute...
September 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus which held a press conference today to protest the use of offensive language on the House Floor last night during debate regarding the Matricula Consular Identification Card:
September 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the first three days of the 2004 Republican National Convention:
August 27, 2004Press Item
Both the poverty rate and the ranks of the uninsured increased in 2003 for the third straight year, the Census Bureau said Thursday in a report that gave Democrats new ammunition for their assaults on President Bush’s domestic policies.
August 30, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as the Republican Party prepared to convene at its national convention, at which the Party will re-nominate George W. Bush as its presidential nominee:
August 26, 2004Press Item
Whip statement and economic reports...
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer criticized GOP leaders Tuesday for what he called an "abuse of power" for holding floor votes open until the majority position prevails.
July 30, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the Mid-Session Budget Review released by the Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget this morning. OMB is required by law to present the Mid-Session Review by July 15, but was two weeks late:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor during debate on H.R. 3313, which would bar Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from considering the constitutionality of Federal legislation:
July 20, 2004Press Item
After nearly a year of urging the Republican leadership in the House to consider electricity reliability legislation to prevent another massive blackout, Democrats today launched a discharge petition to try to force consideration of H.R. 3004, the “Electricity Reliability Improvement Act of 2003.”
July 22, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress prepares to recess for a six-week August break, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez (NJ), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) today lambasted the dismal policy and political record of the Republican majority. The GOP Congress has failed to pass a budget blueprint, created record deficits, and the House is on track to work the least number of days in 48 years. The Democratic leaders today highlighted this absence of leadership, voters’ desire for change in America, the Democrats’ positive agenda, and what that means for the November election. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
July 15, 2004Press Item
The Mystery of the Missing Mid-Session Review...
July 19, 2004Press Item
Military Construction Appropriations, Defense Appropriations, "tax simplification week" ...
July 9, 2004Press Item
Republican leadership holding a 15-minute vote open for 38 minutes...
July 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held a 15-minute vote open for 38 minutes on an amendment offered by Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Republican leadership only closed the vote on this Amendment after it had twisted the arms of eight Republicans who initially voted for the provision and then changed their votes at the leadership’s urging.
July 5, 2004Press Item
All Talk, No (Floor) Action...
June 24, 2004Press Item
Hoyer statement, reports by the Democratic Whip and Budget Offices...
June 17, 2004Press Item
Hoyer and Rangel statements, Washington Post article...
June 23, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), and Blue Dog Coalition co-chairman and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Charlie Stenholm (TX) held a press conference today to denounce the sham Republican “pay-as-you-go” or budget “enforcement” bill scheduled for the House floor tomorrow, and also discuss the Democratic alternative.
June 22, 2004Press Item
In two letters sent today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, and other Congressional Leaders demanded a response from the President and the Republican leaders in Congress on allegations that the Medicare Chief Actuary was forced to withhold Medicare cost estimates from Congress last year. These allegations include charges that the Bush Administration violated federal law.