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June 13, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The national minimum wage of $5.15 is now at its lowest level in 50 years when adjusted for inflation, according to a new analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research released by Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today. The lawmakers said the unfortunate milestone should shame the U.S. Congress into finally acting on behalf of America’s lowest-paid workers.
June 13, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this afternoon:
June 14, 2006Press Item
Democratic Minimum Wage Amendment is Accepted
June 9, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - Stacey Bernards, spokesperson for House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, released the following statement today:
June 12, 2006Press Item
Emergency Supplemental, Appropriations, and the War in Iraq
June 7, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the full House Appropriations Committee included language calling for pay parity for federal civilian and military employees in the FY07 Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development bill late last evening:
June 7, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding comments made by House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Jim McCrery (R-LA) that Republicans' first priority in Congress next year should be Social Security privatization:
June 6, 2006Press Item
AMERICA CAN DO BETTER: Democrats are Focused on the American People's Priorities while Republicans Try to Distract from Their Failures
June 8, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement this morning. Rep. Hoyer traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan over the Memorial Day Congressional Recess:
May 25, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill:
May 30, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after President Bush nominated Henry M. Paulson, Jr., to serve as Treasury Secretary, succeeding John Snow:
June 2, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the announcement by the Department of Labor that only 75,000 jobs were added in May:
June 6, 2006Press Item
Appropriations, Refinery process, Communications, and Emergency Supplemental
May 23, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is being celebrated throughout the month of May. This is the first time a month has been designated as Jewish American Heritage Month.
May 25, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) proposed an amendment, which was included in the Manager's Amendment to the FY07 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, that would install an e-85 pump near the Capitol Complex for official vehicles to use. Hoyer released the following statement today regarding his amendment:
May 22, 2006Press Item
Appropriations, Emergency Supplemental, and ANWR Drilling
May 22, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement tonight regarding the search of a Congressional office by the FBI Saturday night:
May 22, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement on the House Floor tonight regarding the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act (as prepared for delivery):
May 23, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement commemorating the life and accomplishments of Senator Lloyd Bentsen, who passed away at his home this morning in Houston, Texas, at the age of 85:
May 23, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - Nearly two-thirds of House Democrats, including Democratic leaders, Ranking Members of the Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees, and the Co-Chairs of the New Democrats, sent a letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert recently urging passage of a stronger health information technology bill than Republican leaders are currently contemplating.
May 19, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Republican Members struck more than $500 million in critical military funding from the Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2007. The funding that was struck from the bill was specifically requested by President Bush:
May 15, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s nationally televised address concerning immigration reform and his proposal to send some 6,000 National Guard troops to the United States-Mexico border:
May 16, 2006Press Item
FY 07 Appropriations, the Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act, and the Budget
May 17, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush signing a $70 billion tax bill and House Republicans' third attempt to pass their irresponsible FY07 budget.
May 18, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following Floor statement on the Fiscal Year 2007 budget, which is being debated in the House tonight (as prepared for delivery):