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May 7, 2003Press Item
All of the Republicans’ talk about their tax cut that is going to generate jobs is refuted by the Congressional Budget Office, by Chairman Greenspan and by economists. But there is a method to all of the madness that is going on here. And that is to change the social system in this country as we know it – to be able to abolish the programs that we have fought for for decades...
May 7, 2003Press Item
Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today at a news conference held to unveil the House Democrats’ Jobs and Economic Growth Plan...
May 7, 2003Press Item
Democrats Push for Responsible Tax Cut and Economic Plan that Will Stimulate Floundering Economy...
May 1, 2003Press Item
mr. speaker, the great doctor martin luther king junior once said: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly...”
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...