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September 15, 2003Press Item
Charitable Giving Act of 2003, Century of Aviation FAA reauthorization Conference Report
November 17, 2003Press Item
Energy Conference Report, Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report, Foreign Operations Conference Report
October 13, 2003Press Item
Energy Bill, Child Tax Credit Bill, Republican Prescription Drug Bill, Supplemental Appropriations
June 3, 2004Press Item
report from the Democratic Whip's office...
June 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to an important study released today at a press conference with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). The joint report examines the effects of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, illustrating that while wealthy taxpayers benefited from the tax cuts, low- and middle-income households are likely to lose significantly once costs of the tax cuts are paid for:
May 20, 2004Press Item
Top House Democrats, including House Minority Leader Pelosi and House Minority Whip Hoyer, today will highlight major bills Congress has failed to pass this session.
May 13, 2004Press Item
Strapped for resources and time, the new federal agency set up to improve the nation's election system pleaded with lawmakers yesterday for an additional $10 million for research into what voting equipment works, and into whether to get rid of outdated machinery like the kind used in New York.
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
Republicans and Democrats will offer competing proposals on the House floor Wednesday to curb the impact of the alternative minimum tax (AMT) on middle-income families.
May 20, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Ranking Democrats from three key House Committees assailed Republicans’ failure to complete legislation important to job creation, the economy and the country’s future.
May 20, 2004Press Item
President Bush and Republican congressional leaders made a last ditch effort on Thursday to win support of Senate moderates in their own party for a budget they charge does not do enough to control record deficits.
May 13, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today criticized the latest Republican attempt to foist irresponsible tax bills on the American people. Instead of supporting a paid-for Democratic substitute that would extend the 10 percent bracket through 2010, and make the tax cuts permanent after 2010 contingent on balancing the budget, House Republicans backed a bill that costs $218 billion over 10 years and does not include any provisions to offset its huge cost. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
May 11, 2004Press Item
Saying “something needs to be done NOW to help the growing number of uninsured Americans,” Congressman Max Sandlin (D-Marshall) today introduced a measure that would help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees and sponsored two other measures that would help significantly reduce the number of Americans who lack health insurance.
May 11, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following Floor statement today regarding the House’s role in investigating abuses of Iraqi prisoners and legislation being considered in the House for Covered the Uninsured week:
May 11, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) met with senior executives from the semiconductor industry today to discuss progress on the FSC/ETI legislation and other important issues. Representative Hoyer released the following statement after the meeting:
May 5, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to press reports that the Bush Administration is going to request another $25 billion for the war in Iraq...
May 5, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today regarding the Alternative Minimum Tax and fiscal responsibility on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery)...
May 5, 2004Press Item
Let me join in with the Gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. English) in trying to eliminate this burden (the Alternative Minimum Tax or AMT) that has been placed on people that was never intended to penalize...
April 28, 2004Press Item
Rep. Charles B. Rangel today made the following statement about competing marriage penalty relief proposals slated for House consideration today (A summary of Rep. Rangel’s alternative follows the statement)...
April 28, 2004Press Item
Statements from Hoyer and Rangel...
April 27, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) on the House Floor today denounced Republican tax policies that continue to pile debt onto taxpayers. House Democrats strongly support permanently eliminating the marriage penalty tax and will offer an alternative this week that is fully paid for and will help more families. The Republican bill will put almost $100 billion more debt on America’s children. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
April 28, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today in support of the fiscally responsible Democratic Marriage Penalty Elimination Bill, and in opposition of the irresponsible GOP bill that will contribute to the already out-of-control deficits:
April 15, 2004Press Item
Analysis from the Center for Tax Justice and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities...
April 16, 2004Press Item
A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee says he can make a good argument to President Bush about the value of the Lewis & Clark water pipeline project, even though the president isn't a fan of the spending.