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July 29, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Conference Board reported a sharp drop in consumer confidence in July while Bush Administration Cabinet members tour the country to tout their economic achievements...
July 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Full House Appropriations Committee adopted the Hoyer-Wolf-Moran amendment to the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation Treasury Appropriations Bill to provide a 4.1% pay adjustment for federal civilian employees, including blue collar employees, providing them with pay parity with military employees...
July 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined with a working family from St. Mary’s County, Maryland (part of the 5th Congressional District) to speak out on behalf of the 6.5 million working, tax-paying families who will not receive the increase in the child tax credit today like millions of others because of Republican obstructionism. Democrats have pursued a series of procedural motions this week on the House Floor to compel the Republican leadership to bring the child tax credit bill to the floor, but Republican leaders have refused. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after meeting with representatives of manufacturing companies and organized labor to discuss the foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income (FSC/ETI) issue...
July 28, 2003Press Item
Statement by Whip Hoyer, as well as many articles from around the country.
July 28, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honour of the 13th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rep. Hoyer was the lead House sponsor of the Act, which was signed by the first President Bush...
July 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement last night on the House Floor during debate on the reauthorization of the Head Start program (H.R. 2210). All House Democrats voted against the misguided bill, which passed by one vote (217-216)...
June 27, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON — House Democrats have declared war on the Republican leadership, vowing to gum up the legislative process in retaliation for what they say is systematic and unfair treatment by the majority...
July 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the House and Senate Republican Medicare bills, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement...
July 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following Chairman Bill Thomas’s statement on the House Floor regarding his conduct on Friday, July 18th during a Ways and Means mark-up...
July 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today urged Republicans to immediately accede to Senate-passed legislation to accelerate the child tax credit for millions of working American families and their children, as Democrats engaged in a series of procedural tactics on the House Floor designed to force the GOP to act on this important tax legislation before adjourning for the August District Work Period on Friday...
July 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement and an accompanying chart on Democratic unity in the 108th Congress today...
July 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in support of the United States-Singapore/Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Acts...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The top two Congressional Democrats, along with most of the House Democratic caucus, demanded today that President Bush intervene to deliver an increased child tax credit for low-income families this month, but Republican officials said a decision on credits would have to wait for weeks, if not longer...
July 20, 2003Press Item
Jack Duane, 78, of Denver is worried. He suspects his medical insurance provider is trying to dump him from his policy...
July 20, 2003Press Item
U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Lorain, [Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)] had sympathetic ears when he championed a better Medicare plan for senior citizens on a visit Saturday to Akron...
July 20, 2003Press Item
The proposed law that would add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare is more confusing than promising, an audience of about 300 senior citizens told U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) [Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)] on Saturday...
July 21, 2003Press Item
Statements by Rep. Hoyer and Miller...
July 22, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - As the No. 2 Democratic leader in a House dominated by Republicans, Maryland's Steny H. Hoyer is doomed to lose nearly every battle. But these days, he is earning credit for his party's rare victories and for keeping Democrats more united in defeat than at any time in recent memory...
July 20, 2003Press Item
EAST HARTFORD -- After listening to experts discuss the horrors of Congress' proposed changes to Medicare for two hours Saturday, 80-year-old Charles Casinghino had heard enough...
July 16, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after the House Republican leadership pulled the “School Readiness Act of 2003" (H.R. 2210), which reauthorized the Head Start program, from consideration on the House Floor this week...
July 18, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement at the Kick Off for Democrats’ National Day of Prescription Drug Town Hall Meetings (Saturday, July 19th), on which over 70 members in 27 states will hold town hall meetings with seniors in their districts...
July 17, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the Slaughter-Shays-Dicks-Leach Amendment to fiscal year 2004 Interior Appropriations Bill...
July 18, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement this afternoon after Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, called the Capitol Police and ordered officers to remove Ways and Means Democrats from a Committee library in the Longworth House Office Building...
July 20, 2003Press Item
RALEIGH -- North Carolina's Democratic congressional delegation has joined other lawmakers in attacking legislation that would add prescription drug coverage to Medicare...