January 2, 2005Press Item
GOP drive in nation's capital and Texas to shield DeLay shows contempt for ethics in government and the impartial rule of law.
January 4, 2005Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) announced today that he has appointed Representatives John Tanner (TN) and Diana DeGette (CO) as Chief Deputy Whips, which makes them part of the Democratic Leadership and of the senior team of Democratic whips.
December 16, 2004Press Item
The House Democratic Leadership released the following letter to President Bush on the need to act now on tax simplification. The President is meeting with his advisors today on the economy.
December 16, 2004Press Item
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) led a congressional delegation to the Middle East to assess ongoing preparations for the upcoming national elections in Iraq and the Palestinian Authority.
January 2, 2005Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today...
December 11, 2004Press Item
Madison Avenue would call it “building brand identity.” In a tightly contested election year, Republicans and Democrats used the machinery of Congress and their members’ votes to polish their images with voters and distinguish themselves from the competition.
December 15, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s two-day “economic summit,” which is focusing on issues such as tax reform and Social Security:
November 29, 2004Press Item
Meeting Tuesday for the first time since the Nov. 2 election, members of the Election Assistance Commission breathed a collective sigh of relief about the relatively smooth operation of this year’s Election Day — but they promised to do more in the coming year to improve the nation’s balloting system.
November 25, 2004Press Item
The hasty and haphazard completion of nine overdue fiscal 2005 spending bills raised new appeals from lawmakers that Congress figure out a better way to enact its annual budget.
December 7, 2004Press Item
Despite President Bush's clear margin of victory in the 2004 presidential race, voting and civil rights advocates say the election did not go as smoothly as Americans might think.
November 17, 2004Press Item
Despite losing seats Nov. 2, House Democratic leaders said Wednesday their caucus is energized and ready to confront the Republican majority in the new Congress.
November 21, 2004Press Item
Congressional negotiators reached agreement yesterday on a spending package that provides a 3.5 percent raise for federal civilian employees, more than double that sought by President Bush.
November 21, 2004Press Item
Problems at the polls and allegations of other irregularities in the Nov. 2 election are gaining serious attention in the nation's capital.
November 17, 2004Press Item
Although the Republican leadership in the House and Senate has been emboldened by the gains made in the Nov. 2 election, cracks are begging to show in the veneer of party invulnerability that GOP leaders sought to promote over the last two weeks.
November 18, 2004Press Item
Emboldened by their election success, House Republicans changed their rules yesterday to allow Majority Leader Tom DeLay (Tex.) to keep his post even if a grand jury indicts him, and Senate GOP leaders continued to weigh changing long-standing rules governing filibusters to prevent Democrats from blocking President Bush's most conservative judicial nominees.
November 18, 2004Press Item
House Republicans changed their Conference rules Wednesday to allow indicted party leaders and committee chairmen an opportunity to remain in their posts, even as Democrats moved to toughen their own internal guidelines on the subject.
December 8, 2004Press Item
Intelligence Reform Floor Feature
December 10, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s nomination of Samuel Bodman for Energy Secretary:
November 10, 2004Press Item
Congressional Democrats returned to Washington in a defiant mood yesterday, making no apologies for the campaign in which they lost congressional seats and the presidential race and vowing to hold President Bush accountable for his handling of the deficit, the Iraq war and other issues.
November 12, 2004Press Item
As the 108th Congress prepares to take its final votes, this also will be the week that the 109th Congress starts to take shape.
December 7, 2004Press Item
Rep. Bob Menendez, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a conferee on the 9/11 bill, today made the following statement on passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, following months of negotiations. The bill passed by a vote of 336 to 75.
December 7, 2004Press Item
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening on the final version of the 9/11 intelligence reform bill, which passed the House by a vote of 336 to 75:
November 24, 2004Press Item
Last week, the American people saw Washington at its worst. Partisan politics, turf battles and status quo complacency took precedence over Congress's most fundamental and sacred obligation - to protect the citizens of this country against our enemies. America saw members of Congress sent scurrying home by Speaker Hastert, leaving unfinished the most important legislation of all - fixing the core problems that allowed 9/11 to happen.