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February 3, 2004Press Item
A House Democratic leader said yesterday that he plans to press for an investigation by the chamber's ethics committee of alleged Republican vote-buying during deliberations on a new Medicare drug plan last November, threatening to end an informal agreement among lawmakers to refrain from triggering inquiries against one another.
February 3, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday he will for a third time call on Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) to urge the ethics committee to investigate alleged House floor bribery, but if the Republican leader continues to balk, he vowed Democrats will be forced to file a complaint.
February 2, 2004Press Item
leading House Democrat has called on Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to initiate an ethics investigation into accusations of bribery during last November's vote on the new Medicare drug plan
January 22, 2004Press Item
As Hefley well knows, the ethics committee doesn't need a House member to file a complaint before launching an investigation. But he's poised to use that as an excuse to bury the Medicare bribe story.
January 20, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer faulted President Bush today for evaporated budget surpluses, education funding, healthcare issues and an environmental "assault on the air, the water and the land."
February 25, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding legislation that would provide the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the “9/11 Commission”) a two-month extension for its inquiry:
February 24, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s statement that he will support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage:
February 10, 2004Press Item
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February 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct late last night that it had initiated an “informal fact-finding” into allegations that Representative Nick Smith was offered bribes in return for a yea vote on the controversial Medicare Prescription Drug legislation in November 2003:
February 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding language in President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Analytical Perspectives (page 218) which states:
February 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report that shows that President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget contains larger cuts in domestic spending than has been previously reported:
February 3, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding President Bush’s budget proposal (as prepared for delivery).
February 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2005 Budget:
February 2, 2004Press Item
President Bush said this morning he is "confident" the government can halve the $521 billion deficit during the next few years...
February 2, 2004Press Item
In a Jan. 20 letter to the speaker, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the Democratic whip, said an investigation by the House ethics committee was needed to protect the reputation of the House after Representative Nick Smith, Republican of Michigan, said groups and lawmakers had offered support for his son's Congressional campaign if Mr. Smith backed the measure, which passed 220 to 215.
January 23, 2004Press Item
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January 19, 2004Press Item
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January 26, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the new budget forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO predicts a $477 billion deficit for Fiscal Year 2004, which is 4.2 percent of GDP:
January 20, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s State of the Union Address:
January 8, 2004Press Item
On the two-year anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Bush Administration is still trying to avoid its responsibility to fund these far-reaching education reforms by claiming that $6 billion in federal education funds have not been spent by the states.
January 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding unemployment figures for December released this morning by the Department of Labor:
January 6, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today in response to the decision by a three-judge panel upholding new boundaries drawn for the State of Texas's 32 Congressional Districts:
January 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to immigration reform proposals announced by President Bush today:
December 12, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the decision by the Bush Administration to bar nations that did not support the Iraq invasion from winning reconstruction contracts, and the continuing pattern of Republican retribution against critics: