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September 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observance of the 3rd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
September 13, 2004Press Item
Appropriations, Legal Reform
September 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus which held a press conference today to protest the use of offensive language on the House Floor last night during debate regarding the Matricula Consular Identification Card:
September 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joins Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and millions of Americans across the country in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15th through October 15th. Rep. Hoyer, who will attend the Hispanic Caucus Gala tonight, released the following statement:
September 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and other leading members of Congress sent the attached letter today to House and Senate Department of Defense Authorization Conferees encouraging them to retain language (the “Harkin Amendment”) that would bring balance to the political programming of the tax-payer funded Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).
September 3, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the Department of Labor’s August employment report:
September 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), former Chair and Ranking Democrat of the Helsinki Commission, released the following statement condemning the terrorist violence occurring in Russia:
September 8, 2004Press Item
Appropriations
September 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after he and other members of the Congressional leadership met with President George Bush at the White House this morning to discuss reform of the U.S. intelligence capabilities, as recommended by the 9/11 Commission:
September 8, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor today in opposition to the Republican Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2005. The bill cuts essential funding for education, health care and research and job training. Rep. Hoyer strongly supported the Democratic alternative crafted by Rep. David Obey (D-WI) which would have added an additional $7.4 billion for these important services:
August 11, 2004Press Item
House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, urged President Bush Tuesday to call a rare special session of Congress to swiftly pass the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations for reorganizing the country's intelligence operations.
September 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the first three days of the 2004 Republican National Convention:
July 25, 2004Press Item
The Democratic National Convention is underway in Boston - and several well-known Maryland lawmakers are on hand for the important event.
July 30, 2004Press Item
House Democrats, led by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, intend to make rising tax complexity an election year issue. Republicans are devoting floor time to tax simplification in the House this week, but there is no denying that they have dropped the ball on this growing problem.
August 16, 2004Press Item
With the 2004 presidential election on the horizon, disabilities advocacy groups like UCP are now stepping up their rhetoric in support of the Help America Vote Act, which establishes higher standards of voting accessibility at polling places.
August 27, 2004Press Item
Both the poverty rate and the ranks of the uninsured increased in 2003 for the third straight year, the Census Bureau said Thursday in a report that gave Democrats new ammunition for their assaults on President Bush’s domestic policies.
August 30, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as the Republican Party prepared to convene at its national convention, at which the Party will re-nominate George W. Bush as its presidential nominee:
August 28, 2004Press Item
Hoyer, who is seeking reelection in November, has represented the 5th Congressional District since 1981 and has been the House minority whip since November 2002. He has spent nearly all of his professional life in public office, winning a seat in the Maryland Senate in 1966, the same year he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Later he became the youngest president of that body in the state's history.
July 25, 2004Press Item
THE DEMOCRATS opened their national convention last night, heeding the call to accentuate the positive but mindful that there is one reason for their extraordinary party unity.
August 2, 2004Press Item
"I am extremely proud to introduce the Full-Service Community Schools Act. My late wife Judy was a dedicated educator who taught me about the importance of early education and the potential of full service schools...
August 26, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Census’ annual report today on poverty and annual income rates in America.
August 26, 2004Press Item
Whip statement and economic reports...
August 5, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer issued the following statement today marking the 39th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is tomorrow. Rep. Hoyer was the lead sponsor of both the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA):
August 6, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that job growth in July amounted to a paltry 32,000, far less than economists had predicted...
August 14, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding a new Congressional Budget Office report that shows the Bush Administration’s tax cuts have shifted the tax burden from the highest-income Americans to middle-income taxpayers: