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June 5, 2004Press Item
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., the minority whip, dismisses the current House Republican agenda as “cud,” the regurgitated food that cows chew a second time. More politely, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., calls it “warmed-over stew.”
June 15, 2004Press Item
A Democratic congressman plans to file a wide-ranging ethics complaint today against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), shattering the remnants of a seven-year-old, unwritten ethics truce between the two parties and possibly nudging the House back toward a brand of political warfare that helped topple two speakers.
June 15, 2004Press Item
A Texas Democrat who saw his political career halted by the maneuverings of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other Republicans filed multiple complaints with the House ethics committee Tuesday, accusing DeLay of "serious criminal acts."
June 3, 2004Press Item
Trying to win his 13th term as Southern Maryland's congressman, U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer crisscrossed the 5th District in typical whirlwind fashion last week, on one day stopping for events in White Plains, Bowie and College Park before heading back to Washington.
June 4, 2004Press Item
In his third-floor office in the Capitol, Steny Hoyer is plunked down in a big red armchair, his left leg crossed over his right. He is wearing a dazzlingly white shirt and a red patterned tie. There are two pens in his breast pockets and visions of grandeur dancing in his head.
June 1, 2004Press Item
A top House Democrat predicted his party will prevail in a special election Tuesday in South Dakota, which would hand Democrats the second victory this year in Republican-leaning states.
June 1, 2004Press Item
Music industry folk outside of the Beltway might view Steny Hoyer as a dark horse for the co-chairmanship of the new Congressional Recordings Arts and Sciences caucus.
June 2, 2004Press Item
Democrats won a Republican-held House of Representatives seat in a special election in South Dakota.
June 24, 2004Press Item
Hoyer statement, reports by the Democratic Whip and Budget Offices...
June 3, 2004Press Item
Democrats celebrated Stephanie Herseth's capture of a Republican-held House seat in South Dakota on Wednesday and claimed it portends greater gains in the battle for control of Congress.
June 17, 2004Press Item
Hoyer and Rangel statements, Washington Post article...
June 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican failure to pass a major transportation bill that should have been completed last year. The House voted today to temporarily extend the authorization of federal transportation programs for the fourth time.
June 23, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), and Blue Dog Coalition co-chairman and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Democrat Charlie Stenholm (TX) held a press conference today to denounce the sham Republican “pay-as-you-go” or budget “enforcement” bill scheduled for the House floor tomorrow, and also discuss the Democratic alternative.
May 30, 2004Press Item
U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D., Md.), the House Democratic whip, hit Montgomery County on Thursday to stump for the county's Democratic congressional candidates.
June 1, 2004Press Item
By recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of the Pelosi-Hoyer combination, House Democrats believe they have developed an effective one-two punch.
June 2, 2004Press Item
Adopting a tactic their party bashed as a stunt in the watershed 1994 elections, House Democrats plan to unveil their election-year themes by rolling out a “Contract with America”-style legislative blueprint in September.
June 23, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today regarding a bipartisan resolution he sponsored with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay:
June 9, 2004Press Item
If Republicans really want to honor the memory of Ronald Reagan, they should toss in the trash the corporate tax legislation making its way through Congress...
June 17, 2004Press Item
The Republican majority has been successful in winning the votes in order to get legislation passed. I don’t think that they have been successful in getting the American people to believe that they have been fair to the minority or fair to the working people or fair to the manufactures that create jobs here. I don’t think that they have been fair when it comes to having some sense of patriotism or some sense of pride in saying ‘Made in the USA’...
June 17, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer today spoke out on the House floor in strong opposition to the FSC/ETI corporate tax bill, which at $150 billion, is laden with corporate tax breaks, extenders and other sweeteners that have nothing to do with reforming international tax law. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
June 16, 2004Press Item
The Full-Service Community Schools Act authorizes funding for full-service community schools, which are public elementary or secondary schools that coordinate multiple federal, state and/or local educational and social service programs through community-based organizations and public/private partnerships...
June 22, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement criticizing the hypocritical back door manner in which House Republicans voted today to raise the debt limit:
June 22, 2004Press Item
In two letters sent today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, and other Congressional Leaders demanded a response from the President and the Republican leaders in Congress on allegations that the Medicare Chief Actuary was forced to withhold Medicare cost estimates from Congress last year. These allegations include charges that the Bush Administration violated federal law.
June 17, 2004Press Item
Rather than working in a broadly bipartisan manner to repeal and replace our country’s Foreign Sales Corporation – Extraterritorial Income export regime so the Europeans do not impose $4 billion per year in trade sanctions, Chairman Thomas has presented this Congress with a $150 billion bill that increases the deficit by over $34 billion. It is a $150 billion solution to a $4 billion problem...
June 14, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Improving Access to Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004: