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September 6, 2005Press Item
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September 7, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the federal government’s response to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the $51.8 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill for hurricane relief that will be considered on the House Floor on Thursday:
September 8, 2005Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor:
September 9, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that FEMA Director Michael Brown would be removed from onsite management of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region and replaced with Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen:
September 2, 2005Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Labor Day, which is Monday, September 5th:
August 31, 2005Press Item
Hoyer Statement On New Census Bureau Statistics.
September 1, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding consideration of a $10 billion emergency supplemental spending bill for disaster relief in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, which have been crippled by Hurricane Katrina. The supplemental spending bill is expected to be on the House Floor on Friday.
September 2, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts:
August 26, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 42nd anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington:
August 31, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after new data was released from the Census Bureau. The Bureau’s report shows that during the Bush Administration’s first term, the number of Americans without insurance increased by 6 million, the number of Americans living in poverty increased by 5.4 million, and the median household income for Americans dropped by $1,670.
July 13, 2005Press Item
Washington's hot and humid weather served as a battle cry for several speakers at a union rally yesterday in a Senate park across Constitution Avenue from the Capitol.
July 13, 2005Press Item
The federal budget deficit for the current fiscal year is projected to be $333 billion, down sharply from $427 billion forecast in February, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said Wednesday.
July 27, 2005Press Item
Pilots who violate restricted airspace over Washington would be liable for civil fines of up to $100,000 under legislation that is to be introduced today by Republican and Democratic House leaders.
August 8, 2005Press Item
Key House members have served notice at the Office of Personnel Management that they are concerned about delays in processing and approving full pension payments to federal employees who have filed their retirement papers.
August 10, 2005Press Item
When President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law 70 years ago Sunday, he told Americans the system would save them from "a poverty-ridden old age."
July 7, 2005Press Item
U.S. Congressional leaders Thursday called the suspected terrorist attacks on London commuters earlier in the day "cowardly" and "barbaric". The U.S. Congress is in a week-long recess, but congressmen and senators were quick to react to the attacks through their press offices.
August 5, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) will lead 14 Democratic Members of Congress on a trip to Israel next week. The trip (August 7 – 14) occurs at a critical time for Israel, just prior to the implementation of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan on Monday, August 15th.
August 12, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 70th anniversary of Social Security.
July 8, 2005Press Item
Proponents for an overhaul of Social Security are turning pessimistic that legislation will pass, as the Senate Finance Committee remains gnarled over the issue and the full chamber prepares to debate at least one Supreme Court nominee.
July 18, 2005Press Item
House Republicans, usually well-organized and focused, seem befuddled on a Social Security strategy, disagreeing on everything from when to act to what provisions to include in a final bill.
July 27, 2005Press Item
Separate White House and congressional events yesterday spotlighted the deep divisions over changing Social Security, laying the battle lines for a fall fight that pits President Bush not only against Democrats but also against some leaders in his own party.
August 5, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was signed into law on August 6, 1965:
July 27, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor regarding H.R. 3045, the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act:
July 28, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican Medical Malpractice Bill, which would do nothing to reduce physicians' insurance premiums: