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May 7, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and members of the Democratic leadership today blasted the Republican tax cut proposals, which will worsen the Bush job recession and do nothing to aid the economy. The following is Representative Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
April 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding Sen. Rick Santorum’s disparaging comments towards gay Americans and the Senate Republican leadership’s failure to rebuke him...
April 10, 2003Press Item
Dusting off a 10-year-old quote from House Majority Leader DeLay, House Democrats criticized Republicans for requiring another increase in the statutory debt limit...
April 16, 2003Press Item
With the war in Iraq winding down, House Democrats headed into the spring recess this week eager to turn voters’ attention to domestic topics by seeking to contrast the Bush administration’s success abroad with what they claim are its failures at home...
April 28, 2003Press Item
What makes a community, whether large or small, really great? Obvious answers come to mind. Top-flight schools. A vibrant local economy. An educated workforce. Clean parks and safe streets. And, of course, a first-rate hospital and health care...
April 21, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Earth Day...
April 29, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Defense Department proposal recently submitted to Congress which would dramatically relax provisions that protect the rights of federal employees. The House Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization considered this proposal in a hearing today...
April 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement on President Bush’s scheduled comments today in the Rose Garden to promote his tax-cut plan...
April 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC -- House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding President Bush's comments in the Rose Garden today promoting his tax plan...
April 15, 2003Press Item
In January, Democrats unveiled a short-term economic growth plan to help jump start the economy now. And in March, Democrats offered a budget that created 1 million jobs, kept our promises to veterans, and invested in education and health care without creating the harmful budget deficits in the GOP budget plan. Instead of postponing critical decisions, Democrats want to act now to create jobs. Our plan includes the following economic proposals, which independent economists have said have the most bang for the buck in creating jobs...
April 15, 2003Press Item
The final conference report on the Budget Resolution calls for the House to consider a tax cut bill totaling $550 billion. Instead of improving the economy, tax cuts of this size create long-term budget deficits, totaling over $1 trillion over the next 10 years, that more than 400 economists agree actually threaten economic growth...
April 15, 2003Press Item
Republicans have had a lot to say about the flaws in their 2004 Budget...
April 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a “Rally for the Troops” in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol (as prepared for delivery)...
April 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding reports that House and Senate GOP leaders would write two tax reconciliation numbers into the Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2004...
April 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement this morning after the Republican leadership announced that it had pulled the “Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act of 2003” (H.R. 1538) off the Suspension Calendar today...
April 8, 2003Press Item
With House Republican leaders saying this week that a budget resolution may not be necessary, Democrats are taking aim and accusing the GOP of backpedaling...
April 8, 2003Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer said Monday that House Democrats have done a better job this year of unifying around a common agenda program and said that demonstrating the party can govern is an important step toward winning the House majority...
April 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition expressed deep concern today with the Republican leadership, who is poised to increase America’s debt limit without a separate vote, any debate, or a fiscally responsible budget in place. The following is Congressman Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
April 10, 2003Press Item
Washington, D.C.–House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined the Blue Dog Coalition today in expressing their serious concern about the efforts of the Republican leadership to approve an increase in the statutory debt limit of $800 billion or more without a separate vote or any debate in the House of Representatives...
April 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following today in an effort to set the record straight in the face of Republicans spinning themselves into a fury to justify their remarkable turnaround on the motion to instruct on the fiscal year 2004 budget yesterday...
April 2, 2003Press Item
With the United States now at war to disarm Saddam Hussein, some Republicans continue to question the patriotism of anyone who has the audacity to challenge the Bush Administration’s foreign policy...
April 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that employers cut 108,000 jobs from their payrolls in March...
April 8, 2003Press Item
This week, the House and Senate are expected to consider the 2004 Budget Conference Report (H Con Res 95). Once Congress adopts a conference report on its fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, the House is deemed to have passed a stand-alone bill to increase the debt limit and the issue is immediately kicked to the Senate. This means that if the House and Senate clear the 2004 Budget this week, Congress could send the President a bill to increase the nation’s debt limit before leaving for Spring recess – and a vote wouldn’t even be required...
March 17, 2003Press Item
The Republican Budget Resolution that will be on the House Floor this week would slash funding for crucial domestic priorities in virtually every area – education, veterans’ health care, the environment and research, to name a few – to pay for the President’s $1.4 trillion tax plan. Furthermore, this GOP Budget Resolution requires nearly every authorizing committee to cut direct spending within its jurisdiction by its pro-rated share of mandatory spending, including funding for Medicare, Medicaid, school lunches, and veterans’ health care. Cuts to mandatory spending would total $470 billion over the next decade if Republicans enact a $400 billion prescription drug plan.