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July 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding H.R. 3598, the Republican “Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act,” which reauthorizes the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program. Democrats are long-time supporters of this program while Republicans have tried to cut its funding:
July 9, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led the largest Congressional delegation to Israel in its history in August 2003, released the following statement today regarding a non-binding ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that held the Israeli security barrier violates international law:
July 15, 2004Press Item
The House Transportation, Treasury Subcommittee accepted an amendment by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today in subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Bill that will correct two serious deficiencies in the most recent A-76 revisions. Those revisions, which were adopted on May 29, 2003, put federal employees at a competitive disadvantage and did not guarantee that taxpayer money will be economically spent.
July 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a Resolution condemning the ruling last week by the International Court of Justice that Israel’s security barrier is illegal. In August 2003, Hoyer led the largest Congressional delegation to visit Israel in its history.
July 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, joined by Budget Committee Ranking Member John Spratt (SC), Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chair Charlie Stenholm (D-TX), and Budget Committee Member Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), today assailed the Republican Congress and Bush Administration for failing to pass a budget for Fiscal Year 2005, a budget enforcement bill, or to produce a budget forecast as called for in U.S. Law.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer spoke on the House Floor today in favor of H.R. 4759, the United States-Australia Free Trade Implementation Act. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
July 9, 2004Press Item
Republican leadership holding a 15-minute vote open for 38 minutes...
July 12, 2004Press Item
Trade, Appropriations, Bioshield
July 12, 2004Press Item
Military Construction Appropriations...
July 13, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) addressed the pressing need for federal tax reform, laid out principles for simplification and fairness, and critiqued Republican tax policy in a speech at a Tax Policy Center Forum (a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute) earlier today.
July 14, 2004Press Item
The House Appropriations Committee accepted by voice vote today an amendment introduced by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) to the Fiscal Year 2005 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that would prevent Health and Human Services officials from blocking the flow of information between the Office of the Medicare Actuary and Congress.
July 14, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the recent vote by the D.C. City Council to establish an Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation:
July 8, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held a 15-minute vote open for 38 minutes on an amendment offered by Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Republican leadership only closed the vote on this Amendment after it had twisted the arms of eight Republicans who initially voted for the provision and then changed their votes at the leadership’s urging.
July 6, 2004Press Item
CJS, Legislative Branch Appropriations, Economy
July 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the House Administration Committee hearing on voting systems today. Congressman Hoyer was the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Help American Vote Act of 2002, the landmark election reform legislation.
June 14, 2004Press Item
re-scheduled Energy Week...
June 21, 2004Press Item
extension of Transportation Bill, and Budget Enforcement...
July 5, 2004Press Item
All Talk, No (Floor) Action...
June 30, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding Supreme Court decisions on Monday on the ability of citizen and non-citizen detainees who are deemed “enemy combatants” to challenge their incarceration before neutral judges or decision makers:
July 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the Department of Labor’s employment report for June:
June 24, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today applauding the decision by a U.S. Appeals Court to reverse key provisions of the Federal Communications Commission’s media ownership rules:
June 25, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after a united Democratic Caucus, and 72 Republicans, defeated the Majority’s sham budget enforcement bill on a vote of 146-268. This bill would have required budget offsets (through “pay-as-you-go” or PAYGO budget rules) for mandatory spending increases but not tax cuts. This defeat was yet another embarrassment for House Republicans on the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget.
June 14, 2004Press Item
Energy Bills, Homeland Security Appropriations, Interior Appropriations...
June 21, 2004Press Item
Defense Appropriations, Intelligence Authorization, Spending Control, Energy & Water Appropriations ...
June 24, 2004Press Item
A vote in Congress overwhelmingly backing President Bush’s diplomatic assurances to Ariel Sharon suggests bipartisan and Jewish unity — but a closer reading reveals some fissures between Democrats and Republicans, and among pro-Israel lobbyists.