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June 22, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement today on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery):
May 18, 2006Press Item
After two setbacks, the House finally approved a fiscal 2007 budget early yesterday morning, but differences with the Senate version may be too considerable for Congress to reach a final agreement.
June 23, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Norman Mineta, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, announced that he would resign his post effective July 7:
June 26, 2006Press Item
Appropriations, Flood Insurance, and Offshore Exploration
June 26, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified before the House Rules Committee this evening and called on the Committee to make in order an amendment to increase the minimum wage over two years. Hoyer offered an identical amendment to the FY07 Labor-HHS Appropriations bill that passed with seven Republican votes, yet the House Republican leadership has stalled floor consideration of the Labor-HHS bill. Below is the text of Whip Hoyer's remarks to the Rules Committee, as prepared for delivery:
June 21, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the House Republican leadership announced that it was pulling the “Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006" (H.R. 9) from Floor consideration today:
June 14, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today applauded the House of Representatives for reauthorizing an important provision in the FY 2007 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Act to restore fairness for federal employees to the flawed OMB Circular A-76 privatization process. The provision was first included in the FY 2006 bill.
June 15, 2006Press Item
House Republican leaders are putting off a vote on the $141.9 billion FY07 Labor-HHS bill that was expected next week, fueling speculation that they will try to keep a lid on the measure until after the November elections.
June 15, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor in opposition to the Republicans' Iraq resolution (as prepared for delivery):
June 16, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at an event with the bicameral Democratic leadership of Congress discussing Democrats' plan for taking America in a New Direction:
June 19, 2006Press Item
Defense Appropriations, Voting Rights Act, and Line-Item Veto
June 20, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after offering an amendment with Rep. Obey (WI), the Ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Mollohan (WV), the Ranking Democrat on the Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Subcommittee, to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25. Hoyer successfully offered the same amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill last week, which gave Democrats new momentum on the issue
June 14, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed the FY07 Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act which includes a 2.7% pay adjustment for civilian federal workers, the same amount provided by the House-passed Defense Authorization bill for military personnel.
June 6, 2006Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer appeared on Joyce Bender's radio show "Disability Matters" on Tuesday, June 6th...
June 13, 2006Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) released the following statements today:
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: