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March 10, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to news reports of the latest incident of a Republican Member of Congress, Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), bashing unions in an effort to raise campaign contributions...
March 5, 2003Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer said Democrats support an armed forces tax fairness bill, which is slated for a floor vote Thursday, but said Democrats would fight the special interest "add-ons" Republicans have included...
March 6, 2003Press Item
The House Republican Leadership today cancelled consideration of H.R. 878, a bill providing tax relief targeted to men and women in the armed services, because they lacked the votes to prevent Democrats from stripping several unrelated special interest tax breaks from the bill...
February 24, 2003Press Item
Statement by Steny Hoyer, and state-by-state analysis
March 6, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) applauded the failure of House Republicans to pass a bill today they had loaded down with special interest tax provisions. Democrats supported the underlying bill which gave tax relief to members of the armed services...
March 6, 2003Press Item
House Republicans were shoring up their floor strategy late Wednesday for what Democrats promised would be a spirited debate today on a military tax relief bill that contains a number of unrelated special interest tax breaks...
March 4, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding competing prescription drug proposals offered by the Bush Administration and House Democrats today...
February 13, 2003Press Item
The substitute includes the following provisions to reduce poverty, promote State flexibility, and move welfare recipients into real jobs...
January 14, 2003Press Item
"The President's proposal freezes funding for basic assistance, welfare-to-work programs, and child care for the next five years, with no adjustment for inflation, while imposing expensive new mandates on states...
February 11, 2003Press Item
"This is not the time for the federal government to skimp on welfare programs, or to burden states with additional expenses...
February 3, 2003Press Item
Statements by Democratic Whip Hoyer (D-MD), and Rep. John Spratt (D-SC)
February 19, 2003Press Item
Statements by Hoyer, Cardin, Greenstein
March 4, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the President's statement on medical malpractice issues...
February 13, 2003Press Item
Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin today blasted House Republicans for bringing a welfare bill to the floor that "sabotages the 1996 welfare reform effort by making it much harder for states to provide education and job training to welfare recipients" ...
January 28, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in anticipation of the President's State of the Union Address...
January 28, 2003Press Item
Two congressional leaders on federal employee issues, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA), joined forces today to introduce a bipartisan Sense of the Congress Resolution which calls for parity in pay adjustments between military and civilian employees...
February 3, 2003Press Item
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement today on the President's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget
February 25, 2003Press Item
I do not envy you. In the next few months, excruciating decisions must be made in virtually every state capital. As NGA's fiscal survey of states reported in November: "nearly every state is in fiscal crisis" ...
February 13, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding the Democratic alternative to the GOP welfare reform bill...
December 16, 2002Press Item
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), the incoming House Democratic Whip, released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s call on Saturday for Congress to extend unemployment insurance benefits for jobless Americans as soon as it convenes in January...
January 3, 2003Press Item
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), the incoming House Democratic Whip, released the following statement today regarding an economic stimulus plan...
November 15, 2002Press Item
House Democrats unanimously elected Rep. Steny H. Hoyer to the number two post of minority whip yesterday, making him the leadership's most visible centrist and Maryland's highest-ranking member of Congress ever...
November 16, 2002Press Item
About 780,000 jobless Americans will lose their unemployment benefits at midnight, and a prolonged dispute between Republicans and Democrats could keep them and thousands more workers cut off from further aid for weeks...
February 4, 2003Press Item
When President Bush took office, his budget officials estimated the cumulative surplus for the years 2002-11 to be $5.6 trillion. Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its outlook for the next 10 years, in which it declared that the cumulative surplus for that 10-year period "has been all but eliminated." And that's before the president's proposed tax cuts or spending initiatives are factored into the budget...
February 11, 2003Press Item
President Bush told the nation in his State of the Union address that "we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, other presidents and other generations." But last week, the administration's budget projected a $307 billion deficit for next year and deficits for as far as the eye can see - even as the administration pushes a new $674 billion tax plan and contemplates military action in Iraq that could cost hundreds of billions of dollars more...