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March 30, 2004Press Item
House Democrats will attempt today to force Republicans to retreat from a key provision in their budget, hoping to repeat last year’s victory in which the GOP leaders released their rank-and-file members and allowed them to vote for the Democrats’ motion to instruct conferees.
February 22, 2004Press Item
These days, Hoyer, from La Plata, the 64-year-old dean of Maryland's delegation, finds himself in a comfortable spot almost everywhere he goes.
March 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 557, applauding the valiant and heroic service of our armed forces in Iraq. However, Rep. Hoyer opposed the partisan drafting of the resolution. Republicans once again excluded Democrats, and the 130 million Americans they represent, from providing any input on this important resolution.
March 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this evening in response to an announcement by the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct that it was initiating an Investigative Subcommittee into allegations raised by Representative Nick Smith (R-MI) regarding the Medicare vote last Fall:
March 18, 2004Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and the Blue Dog Coalition inflated a giant red balloon today as a symbol of the ballooning Bush Debt. The Democrats also denounced the Republican leadership’s and Administration’s “hot air” on their ineffective “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) budget mechanism that only applies to spending and not to tax cuts.
March 23, 2004Press Item
As House Republicans work to build support for the fiscal 2005 budget, Democrats head into this week’s vote confident that their own Members will unanimously oppose the GOP bill.
March 16, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) challenged Republicans this week to offer a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2005 that reins in record budget deficits – rather than pretending to do so – and that meets America’s priorities. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement:
March 12, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the House Republicans’ failure on Thursday to finish their Budget Committee markup of the FY05 Budget Resolution due to internal conflicts over spending levels and deficit reduction:
March 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today calling on President Bush, who was campaigning in Ohio, to support the immediate extension of the Temporary Unemployment Compensation Program (TEUC).
March 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, along with Representative Baron Hill and the House Democratic Leadership, today signed a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on the bipartisan Rangel-Manzullo manufacturing bill.
March 4, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks attributed to Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4). According to press reports, Congressman Cole said a vote against President Bush’s re-election is like supporting Adolf Hitler during World War II, and that, “If George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election.”
February 10, 2004Press Item
Fresh off their annual retreat to plot election-year strategy, House Democrats for the first time in recent months believe they have a legitimate shot at narrowing the margin of their minority, sources throughout the Caucus indicate.
February 17, 2004Press Item
Pointing to hoped-for gains in upcoming special elections, renewed vigor in Texas House races and the nation’s evolving political mood, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is painting an ever-rosier political picture for House Democrats heading into the 2004 elections.
February 2, 2004Press Item
The flap over whether the House Ethics Committee should investigate statements by Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., about the Medicare prescription drug vote continued to simmer today.
February 4, 2004Press Item
In the Feb. 4 Roll Call, Nicole Duran reports that the refusal by Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., to "toe the party line on Medicare does not seem to be hurting his son's campaign to succeed him in Congress."
February 8, 2004Press Item
In the 27 months since he lost the popular vote by half a million ballots and won a majority in the Electoral College only by the intervention of the U.S. Supreme Court, George W. Bush has become leader of a uniquely unified government.
March 4, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition expressed deep concern today with the rapidly mounting public debt, which has soared $2 trillion since President Bush took office.
February 4, 2004Press Item
House Democrats may file an ethics complaint if Republican congressional leaders do not open an investigation into whether bribes were offered to win passage of the Medicare prescription drug bill, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) said.
February 2, 2004Press Item
If the House ethics committee doesn’t investigate allegations of arm-twisting during voting on a Medicare bill, a House Democratic leader said Tuesday that Democrats will file a formal complaint within a few weeks.
February 3, 2004Press Item
House Democrats may file an ethics complaint if Republican congressional leaders do not open an investigation into whether bribes were offered to win passage of the Medicare prescription drug bill, a House Democratic leader said on Tuesday.
February 2, 2004Press Item
House Democrats are on the cusp of breaking the seven-year cease-fire with Republicans over filing ethics complaints, sources throughout the Caucus confirm.
February 1, 2004Press Item
A group of Washington-area House members plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday that would put the House on record in support of a "pay parity" raise in the upcoming fiscal 2005 budget debate.
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