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October 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the motion to instruct conferees on the 2004 Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill regarding overtime regulations. The motion instructs conferees to accept the Senate-passed provision to block the Bush Administration’s proposed rule changes denying overtime pay to millions of American workers:
October 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Democratic Motion to Instruct House conferees on the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill passed by a vote of 221-203. This Motion instructs conferees to accept Senate-passed language to block the Bush Administration’s proposed rule changes denying overtime pay to millions of American workers:
October 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD); Maryland Delegate Sheila Hixson of the National Conference of State Legislatures; New Haven (CT) Mayor John DeStefano of the National League of Cities; New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, President Elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State; Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan of the National Association of Counties; and BJ Thornberry, Exec. Director of the Democratic Governors’ Association met today to discuss various issues including the need for immediate federal funding for election reform. The group released the following statement following their meeting:
September 14, 2003Press Item
A new Bush administration policy that imposes a new layer of state or local review on federally funded HIV prevention programs has drawn a stern rebuke from top congressional Democrats.
September 17, 2003Press Item
n the two years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a period marked by arguably the largest resurgence of outward feelings and displays of American patriotism since the early days of World War II, the Charters of Freedom — which include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — have not been available for public viewing.
October 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the partial-birth abortion conference report being debated on the House Floor today...
September 23, 2003Press Item
The Congress, our country, and the world were divided over the wisdom and timing of the war in Iraq. Many questions remain to be answered, but Saddam Hussein is gone, our troops are in Iraq, and the United States has a responsibility to finish the task we started and see that the job is done right. The Bush Administration has another responsibility, that of telling Congress and the American people how much this commitment is likely to cost in lives, dollars, and other resources, and what we can do to reduce the cost and expedite the return of our troops...
September 25, 2003Press Item
Washington, DC – In a letter to the President, Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) called on the Administration to address issues that are affecting U.S. service members’ security and quality of life while deployed in Iraq. Skelton urged the President to provide funding for these urgent needs within the Administration’s $87 billion supplemental appropriations request for Iraq and Afghanistan...
September 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – El Coordinador de la Bancada Demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes Steny H. Hoyer (MD) se unió al Congresista Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), Presidente del Caucus Congresional Hispano, líderes hispanos, y a millones de estadounidenses en todo el país para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, que es celebrado del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. El Congresista Hoyer, quien participó en dos eventos esta semana en honor del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, hizo la siguiente declaración...
September 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today responded to the U.S. Census’ annual report on poverty rates in America. The study shows that more than 1.7 million Americans sank into poverty last year, and median household income declined by 1.1%. This is the first time in a decade that the number of poor increased for two years in a row. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement...
September 30, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Conference Board reported this morning that consumer confidence plunged in September. In addition, the Census Bureau has reported in the last several days that the poverty rate has gone up, median household incomes have gone down and the number of uninsured Americans has increased:
October 1, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observation of the start of the new fiscal year...
September 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a principal sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of landmark federal election reform, released the following statement today after the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that the October 7 gubernatorial recall election in California should proceed as scheduled...
September 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the announcement that health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees will rise an average of 10.6 percent next year, the fourth consecutive year of double-digit increases:
September 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON D.C. - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney met today with the Honorable Mary Kiffmeyer, President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, to discuss their intention to seek $1.86 billion in funding for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Congressman Hoyer released the following statement following the meeting:
September 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN), Ranking Democrat on the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Democrat on the Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, John Carr, President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and Jeremy Yahn, an experienced Air Traffic Controller, held a press conference this afternoon in opposition to Republican attempts to privatize air traffic control and weaken air safety. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) has joined with Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Hispanic leaders, and millions of Americans across the country to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15th through October 15th. Rep. Hoyer, who will attend two events this week in honor of National Hispanic Month, today released the following statement:
September 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer addressed the Committee for Education Funding regarding the importance of federal investment in the No Child Left Behind Act today at the National Press Club. Hoyer encouraged members of the Committee, which is the nation’s largest education coalition, to support the policies and goals of the landmark education legislation despite the challenges that it entails. Attached below is his statement as prepared for delivery...
September 9, 2003Press Item
Fourteen months out from the 2004 election, House Administration Chairman Ney and Minority Whip Hoyer are discussing how to secure the full $3.9 billion authorized over three years for election reform under the Help America Vote Act.
September 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer and Caucus Chair Bob Menendez released the following statement today in support of House Democrats’ tech friendly agenda and H.R. 49, the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, which permanently extends the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce by state or local governments:
September 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead Democratic House sponsor of the landmark Federal election reform bill (the “Help America Vote Act”) and a senior Democrat on the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding funding for election reform contained in the House Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill approved by the House this evening...
September 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following passage of the bipartisan Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act, H.R. 2622), which is the reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
September 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, a principal sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives of landmark federal election reform, released the following statement today after a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals postponed California’s October 7 gubernatorial recall election...
September 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in response to remarks today by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans before the Detroit Economic Club...
September 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon in response to President Bush’s speech on homeland security at the FBI Academy today in Quantico, VA...