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July 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led the largest Congressional delegation to Israel in its history in August 2003, released the following statement today regarding a non-binding ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that held the Israeli security barrier violates international law:
July 6, 2004Press Item
CJS, Legislative Branch Appropriations, Economy
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 24, 2004Press Item
A vote in Congress overwhelmingly backing President Bush’s diplomatic assurances to Ariel Sharon suggests bipartisan and Jewish unity — but a closer reading reveals some fissures between Democrats and Republicans, and among pro-Israel lobbyists.
June 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today regarding a bipartisan resolution he sponsored with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay:
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 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.
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 15, 2004Press Item
H.Res. 557 and H.R. 1375 ...
March 1, 2004Press Item
The Republican leadership continues to put forward a light Floor Schedule that does not address the fundamental problems facing America– stubborn unemployment, skyrocketing health costs, and struggling schools.
July 14, 2003Press Item
GOP Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, School Readiness Act of 2003
November 17, 2003Press Item
Energy Conference Report, Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report, Foreign Operations Conference Report
June 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding comments by President Bush at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado:
May 28, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip (MD) Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in observance of Memorial Day:
May 24, 2004Press Item
The top three House Democratic leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Monday requesting he call for committee hearings to investigate the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
May 17, 2004Press Item
House Majority Leader DeLay and Minority Whip Hoyer addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee today, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to a secure Israeli state and to a united force in the war on terror.
May 13, 2004Press Item
Republicans have adopted a scorched-earth strategy toward Democrats who challenge the wisdom of the way the war in Iraq is being conducted. Such critics, GOP officials say, are not merely misguided but are craven cut-and-runners who help the enemy and put politics ahead of U.S. troops' safety.
May 17, 2004Press Item
Leading Democratic and Republican Congressmen told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual conference Monday that they plan to work toward formalizing in American law the contents of the letter U.S. President George W. Bush gave Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last month.
May 6, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., echoed Blunt's comments, but also said that the only way to "remove that dark cloud" that hangs over U.S. troops would be for Congress to investigate and hold those responsible accountable.
May 7, 2004Press Item
Democrats in Congress are zeroing in on President Bush's request for $25 billion in more war funds
May 10, 2004Press Item
Congressional Democrats are preparing to lock horns with the White House over its appeal for a $25 billion wartime reserve fund, and will seek to triple the request as well as reallocate Iraq construction funds to help offset it.
May 4, 2004Press Item
President Bush's fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives joined Democrats on Thursday in deploring the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners.
May 6, 2004Press Item
Congressional reaction to the prison abuse scandal in Iraq took on an increasingly angry tone Thursday, with some Democrats calling for the firing of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
May 24, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and House Democratic Caucus Chair Robert Menendez today called on Speaker Hastert to direct the relevant committees to investigate the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
May 19, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued following statement today announcing his support for the US-Australian Free Trade Agreement: