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September 28, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer spoke on the floor today in support of the Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees on the FY 2005 Department of Defense Authorization Bill. The Motion to Instruct would retain the Senate-passed hate crimes legislation in the Conference Report to ensure that state and local law enforcement can effectively investigate and prosecute hate crimes. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening after speaking on the House Floor earlier in support of a House resolution calling for the suspension of Sudan's membership on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights:
September 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) asked the Governors of all 50 states in a letter sent today to recognize and honor provisional ballots in the upcoming November election in order to protect voters’ rights from administrative or technical error. Provisional ballots are a crucial part of the landmark election reform legislation the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), of which Hoyer was the lead House Democratic sponsor:
September 21, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the occasion of the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian today. The Museum, the newest member of the Smithsonian family, is located on the National Mall and showcases the history, culture, and traditions of American Indian tribes in the United States:
September 22, 2004Press Item
Bold New Plan for America...
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:
August 16, 2004Press Item
With the 2004 presidential election on the horizon, disabilities advocacy groups like UCP are now stepping up their rhetoric in support of the Help America Vote Act, which establishes higher standards of voting accessibility at polling places.
August 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer issued the following statement today marking the 39th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is tomorrow. Rep. Hoyer was the lead sponsor of both the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA):
July 9, 2004Press Item
An extraordinary political drama played out this past week in the U.S. House of Representatives as Democratic and Republican lawmakers feuded over a proposal aimed at watering down part of a key law passed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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 26, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead House sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), issued the following statement in observance of the fourteenth anniversary of the signing of the ADA on July 26th:
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 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.
June 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding Supreme Court decisions on Monday on the ability of citizen and non-citizen detainees who are deemed “enemy combatants” to challenge their incarceration before neutral judges or decision makers:
June 14, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Improving Access to Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004:
June 16, 2004Press Item
The Full House Appropriations Committee approved by voice vote today an amendment to the 2005 Defense Appropriations bill that was offered by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and that reaffirmed the U.S. policy against the use of torture.
March 29, 2004Press Item
H. Res. 3550, H. Res. 581, and H. Con. Res. 393 ...
June 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in recognition of June as National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month:
April 26, 2004Press Item
Permanent extension of Marriage Penalty bill, Short-term extension of Transportation bill, Conference Report on Republican Budget Resolution for FY 2005
June 2, 2003Press Item
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, Family Time Flexibility Act
June 9, 2003Press Item
Class Action Fairness Act
July 7, 2003Press Item
Ready to Teach Act of 2003, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act of 2003, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2004
June 1, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), who was the lead House Democratic sponsor of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and has worked closely with the disability community for almost two decades, released the following statement today after meeting with leaders of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities late yesterday to discuss issues important to the 54 million Americans with disabilities:
June 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead Democratic sponsor of the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act, released the following statement today following a ruling by a U.S. District Court that the recently enacted “partial-birth” abortion ban was unconstitutional: