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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.
June 24, 2004Press Item
"Today the House will consider H.R. 4663, the Spending Control Act of 2004, and a number of amendments to it. Democrats support strong and effective budget enforcement rules, but this bill proposes one-sided Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules that likely would worsen the deficit rather than improve it. Some of the Republican amendments to be considered also include this flawed PAYGO provision, and furthermore include an entitlement cap proposal that would put important government services at risk...
June 24, 2004Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor today in opposition to the phony Republican budget “enforcement” bill, which does not apply “pay-as-you-go” provisions to spending and taxes. The Democratic alternative would return to the same “pay-as-you-go” rules that turned deficits into surpluses in the 1990s...
June 17, 2004Press Item
Two of the five bills that were to highlight the GOP’s legislative response to high gas prices ran into unexpectedly strong opposition Wednesday. One was withdrawn and the other defeated.
June 18, 2004Press Item
Senate Majority Whip McConnell and House Minority Whip Hoyer said Thursday they are working to reprogram as much as $2 million in FY04 funding to boost the startup operations of the newly formed Election Assistance Commission.
June 24, 2004Press Item
Angered over last week’s vote on corporate-tax measure, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) penned a stern letter Monday to his Caucus, chastising Democrats for voting against the party on a procedural vote — and blasting Republican business lobbyists for allegedly misrepresenting Democrats’ positions on the controversial bill.
June 6, 2004Press Item
The tactic goes by several names: Déjà Vu, Play it Again, Summer Reruns. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) prefers "the cow agenda," saying House Republican leaders regurgitate previously passed bills, then force lawmakers to chew and swallow them again.
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: