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November 6, 2007Press Item
Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, David Obey – who also chairs the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education – for his hard work and vision in putting this appropriations conference report together.
November 2, 2007Press Item
WRDA OVERRIDE; PERU FTA; AMT
October 31, 2007Press Item
This week, Democrats will move forward a package of bills that invest in the nation’s top priorities.
October 30, 2007Press Item
Today, rather than working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress who are determined to extend health insurance to 10 million low-income, working-class American children, the top two Republican leaders in the House of Representatives chose to stand with the one person who constitutes the biggest obstacle to providing that health coverage – President Bush.
October 30, 2007Press Item
Today, the House passed legislation extending the Internet tax moratorium for seven years, the longest extension since the moratorium began.
October 25, 2007Press Item
President Bush waited until he had vetoed a relatively inexpensive children’s health insurance bill before asking for tens of billions of dollars more for his misadventure in Iraq.
October 29, 2007Press Item
Tomorrow the House will bring the Senate version of H.R. 3678, the Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007, to the Floor under suspension of the rules.
October 29, 2007Press Item
Small Business and Suspensions
October 18, 2007Press Item
The GOP has had a rough month.
October 23, 2007Press Item
October 9, 2007Press Item
Housing and Tax Collection
October 5, 2007Press Item
Suspensions; railroad safety; taxes
September 28, 2007Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) will address the National Press Club today to discuss the upcoming appropriations battle and larger fiscal issues.
July 20, 2007Press Item
Yesterday, the Democratic-led House passed the Labor, Health, and Education Appropriations bill, which keeps our promise to reinvest in priorities that are essential to our future.
June 15, 2007Press Item
This week, the House has continued to make progress on issues important to the American people.
June 22, 2007Press Item
This week, the House finished work on three appropriations bills that invest in America's priorities after years of Republicans actually decreasing investments in those priorities.
June 18, 2007Press Item
This Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill increases the VA budget by $6.7 billion above the Fiscal Year 2007 level, the largest increase in the 77-year history of the Department of Veterans Affairs and $3.8 billion above the President’s request.
June 12, 2007Press Item
Democrats are building on the change we have brought to Washington over the last five months by bringing the first of 12 bills that will fund all government programs to the House Floor today. These important bills will continue to move our country in a new direction.
April 17, 2007Press Item
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who has long advocated tax simplification and reform, released the following statement on House Democrats' commitment to this issue, as well as continuing Democratic efforts to fix the Alternative Minimum Tax.