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February 2, 2004Press Item
The flap over whether the House Ethics Committee should investigate statements by Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., about the Medicare prescription drug vote continued to simmer today.
February 4, 2004Press Item
In the Feb. 4 Roll Call, Nicole Duran reports that the refusal by Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich., to "toe the party line on Medicare does not seem to be hurting his son's campaign to succeed him in Congress."
February 8, 2004Press Item
In the 27 months since he lost the popular vote by half a million ballots and won a majority in the Electoral College only by the intervention of the U.S. Supreme Court, George W. Bush has become leader of a uniquely unified government.
March 3, 2004Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke to close to 200 members of the National Treasury Employee’s Union (NTEU) today at a rally at the Capitol.
March 4, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition expressed deep concern today with the rapidly mounting public debt, which has soared $2 trillion since President Bush took office.
February 4, 2004Press Item
House Democrats may file an ethics complaint if Republican congressional leaders do not open an investigation into whether bribes were offered to win passage of the Medicare prescription drug bill, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) said.
February 2, 2004Press Item
If the House ethics committee doesn’t investigate allegations of arm-twisting during voting on a Medicare bill, a House Democratic leader said Tuesday that Democrats will file a formal complaint within a few weeks.
February 3, 2004Press Item
House Democrats may file an ethics complaint if Republican congressional leaders do not open an investigation into whether bribes were offered to win passage of the Medicare prescription drug bill, a House Democratic leader said on Tuesday.
March 3, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the passage of H.R. 1417, the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003:
February 2, 2004Press Item
House Democrats are on the cusp of breaking the seven-year cease-fire with Republicans over filing ethics complaints, sources throughout the Caucus confirm.
February 1, 2004Press Item
A group of Washington-area House members plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday that would put the House on record in support of a "pay parity" raise in the upcoming fiscal 2005 budget debate.
February 3, 2004Press Item
A House Democratic leader said yesterday that he plans to press for an investigation by the chamber's ethics committee of alleged Republican vote-buying during deliberations on a new Medicare drug plan last November, threatening to end an informal agreement among lawmakers to refrain from triggering inquiries against one another.
February 3, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday he will for a third time call on Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) to urge the ethics committee to investigate alleged House floor bribery, but if the Republican leader continues to balk, he vowed Democrats will be forced to file a complaint.
February 3, 2004Press Item
One of the dirty little not-so-secrets of life in Washington these days is that Republicans are running Congress like they own it
February 2, 2004Press Item
leading House Democrat has called on Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to initiate an ethics investigation into accusations of bribery during last November's vote on the new Medicare drug plan
January 22, 2004Press Item
A group of House members, led by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), wrote President Bush yesterday urging him to support "the principle of pay parity" in his fiscal 2005 budget plan.
January 22, 2004Press Item
As Hefley well knows, the ethics committee doesn't need a House member to file a complaint before launching an investigation. But he's poised to use that as an excuse to bury the Medicare bribe story.
January 23, 2004Press Item
The New Hampshire primary next week will be the "first real test" of a new federal act providing billions of dollars to help states ensure that future elections will be accurate, honest and accessible, Rep. Steny Hoyer, one of the sponsors of the act, said Friday.
January 26, 2004Press Item
A key transportation artery is in line for some much-needed repairs after last week’s Senate passage of the omnibus spending bill.
January 23, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer and House Administration Chairman Ney today lauded the passage of the FY04 omnibus appropriations bill for its inclusion of a $1.5 billion earmark to help fund the 2002 Help America Vote Act
January 20, 2004Press Item
The Senate returns to work today -- hopefully ready to plunge into debate on an $820 billion omnibus spending bill for fiscal 2004 that would bump up this year's pay raise for the government's white-collar workers.
January 20, 2004Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer faulted President Bush today for evaporated budget surpluses, education funding, healthcare issues and an environmental "assault on the air, the water and the land."
March 2, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after remarks by President Bush on the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security:
December 31, 2003Press Item
President Bush on Dec. 30 ordered a 2 percent 2004 pay raise for civil servants, but government workers may eventually receive a significantly higher raise if lawmakers approve the pending fiscal 2004 omnibus budget bill.
January 14, 2004Press Item
Worried by signs of President Bush's soaring popularity among Jews, Democrats launched a coordinated campaign 18 months ago to win back Jewish votes.