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November 25, 2004Press Item
The hasty and haphazard completion of nine overdue fiscal 2005 spending bills raised new appeals from lawmakers that Congress figure out a better way to enact its annual budget.
November 21, 2004Press Item
Congressional negotiators reached agreement yesterday on a spending package that provides a 3.5 percent raise for federal civilian employees, more than double that sought by President Bush.
November 10, 2004Press Item
Congressional Democrats returned to Washington in a defiant mood yesterday, making no apologies for the campaign in which they lost congressional seats and the presidential race and vowing to hold President Bush accountable for his handling of the deficit, the Iraq war and other issues.
December 6, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House considered legislation directing the Clerk of the House to delete a provision from the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that could have given staff members of the Appropriations Committee broad access to Americans’ tax returns:
December 6, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the expected passage tonight of the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004, which enjoyed wide bipartisan support:
November 24, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the inclusion of a controversial provision which would have given certain Congressional staff access to taxpayers' tax returns in the massive 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report...
November 18, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning concerning tax reform and simplification:
November 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in observance of American Education Week (November 14 – 20). American Education Week was founded by the National Education Association in 1921. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the American Dream.”
November 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Veterans Day tomorrow, November 11:
November 15, 2004Press Item
Appropriations
October 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today praised the inclusion of $65 million for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters (SAFER) Program and $650 million for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program in the fiscal year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report. As a co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Hoyer helped establish and fund both of these federal grant programs to assist fire departments across the country.
October 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in strong support of the effort by Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX) to end the “military widows tax.” Rep. Edwards led the Democratic fight to force the Republican leadership to reverse the reduction of military survivors’ benefits annuities, which currently begins when the survivor reaches 62. The reversal is included in the Department of Defense Reauthorization Conference Report, which is expected to pass the House today:
October 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt to denounce the failed Republican Congress which is expected to limp out of town today after failing on policy, politics and ethics:
October 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke on the House floor today in opposition to the flawed and fiscally irresponsible Republican FSC/ETI Conference Report. Instead of aiding American manufacturers and protecting American jobs, the bill is loaded down with billions of dollars for special interests and tax loopholes. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
October 4, 2004Press Item
...failed to pass 12 of 13 appropriations bills...
October 4, 2004Press Item
Judiciary, DNA Testing, 9/11 Reforms
September 24, 2004Press Item
Continuing Resolution, Transportation Extension...
September 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference drawing attention to the failed Republican Congress’s decision to wait for a lame-duck Congress to finish 12 of 13 appropriations bills and other important legislation. A six-foot mallard duck on a crutch, Mr. DeLayme Duck, particpated in the press conference (see picture attached):
September 30, 2004Press Item
Report and Release from the Democratic Whip...
September 29, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer today on the House Floor lambasted the legislative failures of this Republican Congress – no budget, intelligence reform, comprehensive energy reform, or transportation reauthorization bill and no tax bill to stop billions of dollars in European Union sanctions against American manufacturers. Now a Continuing Resolution must be passed to keep the government running. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a special conference meeting of House Republicans on tax reform and the implementation of a national sales tax:
September 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered the following statement regarding the Republican tax conference report on the House Floor today. He assailed the Republican Majority for turning surpluses into deficits and running up the nation’s debt, while refusing to pay for tax cuts:
September 27, 2004Press Item
Marriage, Gun Rights
September 24, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered the following statement regarding the Republican tax conference report on the House Floor today. He assailed the Republican Majority for turning surpluses into deficits and running up the nation’s debt, while refusing to pay for tax cuts: