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July 14, 2004Press Item
The House Appropriations Committee accepted by voice vote today an amendment introduced by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) to the Fiscal Year 2005 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that would prevent Health and Human Services officials from blocking the flow of information between the Office of the Medicare Actuary and Congress.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the recent vote by the D.C. City Council to establish an Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation:
June 14, 2004Press Item
re-scheduled Energy Week...
June 21, 2004Press Item
extension of Transportation Bill, and Budget Enforcement...
June 25, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after a united Democratic Caucus, and 72 Republicans, defeated the Majority’s sham budget enforcement bill on a vote of 146-268. This bill would have required budget offsets (through “pay-as-you-go” or PAYGO budget rules) for mandatory spending increases but not tax cuts. This defeat was yet another embarrassment for House Republicans on the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget.
June 21, 2004Press Item
Defense Appropriations, Intelligence Authorization, Spending Control, Energy & Water Appropriations ...
June 24, 2004Press Item
Angered over last week’s vote on corporate-tax measure, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) penned a stern letter Monday to his Caucus, chastising Democrats for voting against the party on a procedural vote — and blasting Republican business lobbyists for allegedly misrepresenting Democrats’ positions on the controversial bill.
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 9, 2004Press Item
If Republicans really want to honor the memory of Ronald Reagan, they should toss in the trash the corporate tax legislation making its way through Congress...
June 17, 2004Press Item
The Republican majority has been successful in winning the votes in order to get legislation passed. I don’t think that they have been successful in getting the American people to believe that they have been fair to the minority or fair to the working people or fair to the manufactures that create jobs here. I don’t think that they have been fair when it comes to having some sense of patriotism or some sense of pride in saying ‘Made in the USA’...
June 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today spoke out on the House floor in strong opposition to the FSC/ETI corporate tax bill, which at $150 billion, is laden with corporate tax breaks, extenders and other sweeteners that have nothing to do with reforming international tax law. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
June 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement criticizing the hypocritical back door manner in which House Republicans voted today to raise the debt limit:
June 17, 2004Press Item
Rather than working in a broadly bipartisan manner to repeal and replace our country’s Foreign Sales Corporation – Extraterritorial Income export regime so the Europeans do not impose $4 billion per year in trade sanctions, Chairman Thomas has presented this Congress with a $150 billion bill that increases the deficit by over $34 billion. It is a $150 billion solution to a $4 billion problem...
June 17, 2004Press Item
The week of June 14th the House is considering H.R.4520, a modified version of H.R. 2896, Ways & Means Chairman Thomas’ bill to replace the FSC/ETI tax regime. GOP inaction on this matter prompted trade-related sanctions imposed by the European Union on a wide variety of US products...
June 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today strongly criticizing the restrictive process in which the House Republican leadership is permitting floor debate on the FSC/ETI corporate sales tax bill:
March 22, 2004Press Item
H. Con. Res. 393 ...
March 15, 2004Press Item
H.Res. 557 and H.R. 1375 ...
May 17, 2004Press Item
National Defense Authorization Act, Child Tax Credit, ...
May 3, 2004Press Item
H. R. 4227 and H. R. 4181 ...
March 29, 2004Press Item
H. Res. 3550, H. Res. 581, and H. Con. Res. 393 ...
May 10, 2004Press Item
H.R. 4279, H.R. 4280, H.R. 4275, and H.R. 4281 ...
May 3, 2004Press Item
Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act, Conference Report on Republican Budget Resolution for FY 2005
March 8, 2004Press Item
For the seventh week this session, the Republican leadership has again put forward a light Floor Schedule that does not address the fundamental problems facing America– including the stubborn unemployment that continues to plague the country as today’s Bureau of Labor Unemployment Report shows.