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July 22, 2004Press Item
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer has a lot of ground to cover on any given day. Hoyer's district includes parts of Prince George's, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties.
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer said Wednesday that positive generic polling numbers, promising Democratic candidates and an unproductive Republican-controlled Congress would boost Democratic chances of taking the House.
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is grounding his claim that Democrats “are in striking distance” of taking back the House with a heavy statistical comparison to the Republican watershed election of 1994.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer criticized GOP leaders Tuesday for what he called an "abuse of power" for holding floor votes open until the majority position prevails.
June 28, 2004Press Item
House Republicans endured a rare legislative setback last week, as dozens of their own Members voted with Democrats to kill a budget enforcement measure that some GOP leaders were reluctant to bring to the floor in the first place.
June 30, 2004Press Item
A deep rift in the Republican Party has left Congress unable to pass a budget this year, raising the probability that, for the third time in three decades, lawmakers will not agree on a detailed blueprint for government spending and tax policy.
July 9, 2004Press Item
An extraordinary political drama played out this past week in the U.S. House of Representatives as Democratic and Republican lawmakers feuded over a proposal aimed at watering down part of a key law passed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
July 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is grounding his claim that Democrats “are in striking distance” of taking back the House with a heavy statistical comparison to the Republican watershed election of 1994.
July 22, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress prepares to recess for a six-week August break, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez (NJ), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James Clyburn (SC), and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt (SC) today lambasted the dismal policy and political record of the Republican majority. The GOP Congress has failed to pass a budget blueprint, created record deficits, and the House is on track to work the least number of days in 48 years. The Democratic leaders today highlighted this absence of leadership, voters’ desire for change in America, the Democrats’ positive agenda, and what that means for the November election. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
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 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 6, 2004Press Item
The tactic goes by several names: Déjà Vu, Play it Again, Summer Reruns. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) prefers "the cow agenda," saying House Republican leaders regurgitate previously passed bills, then force lawmakers to chew and swallow them again.
June 5, 2004Press Item
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., the minority whip, dismisses the current House Republican agenda as “cud,” the regurgitated food that cows chew a second time. More politely, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., calls it “warmed-over stew.”
June 15, 2004Press Item
A Democratic congressman plans to file a wide-ranging ethics complaint today against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), shattering the remnants of a seven-year-old, unwritten ethics truce between the two parties and possibly nudging the House back toward a brand of political warfare that helped topple two speakers.
June 15, 2004Press Item
A Texas Democrat who saw his political career halted by the maneuverings of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other Republicans filed multiple complaints with the House ethics committee Tuesday, accusing DeLay of "serious criminal acts."
June 3, 2004Press Item
Trying to win his 13th term as Southern Maryland's congressman, U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer crisscrossed the 5th District in typical whirlwind fashion last week, on one day stopping for events in White Plains, Bowie and College Park before heading back to Washington.
June 1, 2004Press Item
A top House Democrat predicted his party will prevail in a special election Tuesday in South Dakota, which would hand Democrats the second victory this year in Republican-leaning states.
June 2, 2004Press Item
Democrats won a Republican-held House of Representatives seat in a special election in South Dakota.
June 24, 2004Press Item
Hoyer statement, reports by the Democratic Whip and Budget Offices...
June 3, 2004Press Item
Democrats celebrated Stephanie Herseth's capture of a Republican-held House seat in South Dakota on Wednesday and claimed it portends greater gains in the battle for control of Congress.
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.
May 30, 2004Press Item
U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D., Md.), the House Democratic whip, hit Montgomery County on Thursday to stump for the county's Democratic congressional candidates.
June 1, 2004Press Item
By recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of the Pelosi-Hoyer combination, House Democrats believe they have developed an effective one-two punch.
June 2, 2004Press Item
Adopting a tactic their party bashed as a stunt in the watershed 1994 elections, House Democrats plan to unveil their election-year themes by rolling out a “Contract with America”-style legislative blueprint in September.
June 22, 2004Press Item
In two letters sent today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, and other Congressional Leaders demanded a response from the President and the Republican leaders in Congress on allegations that the Medicare Chief Actuary was forced to withhold Medicare cost estimates from Congress last year. These allegations include charges that the Bush Administration violated federal law.