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July 7, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s visit to Highland Park Elementary School in Landover, Maryland. The House Republican Head Start plan, endorsed by the President, would turn a successful, federal-to-local program into a state-led experiment on low-income children...
July 16, 2003Press Item
There are several key problems with the Republican Head Start Bill...
July 16, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Education Committee Ranking Democrat Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Education Reform Subcommittee Ranking Democrat Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Education Committee Members Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) along with children who participate in Head Start, today held a press conference to criticize the Republican bill to dismantle and undermine the hugely successful Head Start program. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
July 16, 2003Press Item
Congressman George Miller of California, the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, appeared at a news conference today with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, kids, and other members of Congress, to highlight their concerns with the GOP Head Start bill that is expected to be voted on by the House some time this week...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), Ranking Democrat on the Committee on Ways and Means – along with Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Democrat John Dingell (D-Mich.) – today offered a substitute to the Republican Medicare legislation (H.R. 1) that would add an affordable, comprehensive prescription drug benefit to Medicare for millions of Americans...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement tonight on the House Floor regarding the competing Democratic and Republican bills to provide a prescription drug benefit to seniors...
July 16, 2003Press Item
In 2002, Head Start served 902,653 children, including over 62,000 infants and toddlers in Early Head Start...
July 16, 2003Press Item
House Democrats support the following principles for this year’s reauthorization...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Democratic members, and senior advocacy groups today attacked the controversial and complicated House Republican Medicare plan, which will force seniors to leave doctors they trust and will not guarantee benefits or premiums. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
June 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), along with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), other Democratic House members, and Frank Clemente of Public Citizen today announced the results of a study by Public Citizen which demonstrates how the complicated Republican plan to provide prescription drug coverage through private insurance plans could leave America’s seniors, especially rural seniors, with NO coverage...
June 24, 2003Press Item
U.S. Representative Tom Allen made the following statement at a press conference today concerning the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act...
June 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer organized 160 House Democrats...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats succeeded in collecting 200 signatures on a “discharge petition” on the “Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2003" (H.R. 303)...
June 26, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment today to the fiscal year 2004 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, which was offered by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) to require the Architect of the Capital (AOC) to act immediately to provide basic worker benefits to ‘temporary’ workers...
June 25, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the Full Appropriations Committee Markup of the Fiscal Year 2004 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, which contained $15 million total for election reform disability programs including State Access Grants ($13 million) and Protection and Advocacy programs ($2 million)...
June 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruling upholding the University of Michigan Law School’s admissions process that permits race to be taken into consideration as one factor among many when selecting incoming students...
June 19, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – As the House readied to adjourn until Monday, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican Party’s failure to act this week on extending the child tax credit increase to 12 million children of working and military families. A unified House Democratic Caucus also used various parliamentary procedures on the House Floor this week to try to pass the Senate passed child tax credit expansion bill and send it straight to the President. Republicans blocked every attempt...
June 19, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the House Republican prescription drug bill that is expected to be approved by the two committees of jurisdiction by the end of this week (Ways and Means on Tuesday and Energy and Commerce today)...
June 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement before the Subcommittee on Technology and the House of the Rules Committee regarding the undemocratic manner in which the House Republican Majority is using the Rules Committee to stifle in the House...
June 24, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in support of the Obey amendment that would have added roughly $1 billion to the Fiscal Year 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations bill for key security vulnerabilities by slightly decreasing the amount the tax cut people making over $1 million a year would receive. The 200,000 people with incomes over $1 million would have their 2004 tax cut reduced from $88,326 to $83,326. The FY04 Homeland Security bill is expected to pass the House today...
June 19, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, released the following statement today at the subcommittee markup of the fiscal year 2004 funding bill...
June 16, 2003Press Item
On Monday, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland unveiled for reporters the latest prop Democrats will try to use to point out what they regard as shortcomings of House Republicans...
April 10, 2003Press Item
Mr. Speaker, this legislation is a comprehensive energy bill, but an incomplete energy policy...