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June 6, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s announcement that the nation’s unemployment rate continued to climb upwards to 6.1 percent, the highest unemployment rate in 9 years. The country has lost 3.1 million jobs under President Bush, the worst job creation performance of any president in recent history...
June 12, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the floor today in response to the shameful Republican attempt to stonewall immediate tax relief for working Americans. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
June 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the Bush Administration’s failure to fund the “No Child Left Behind Act”...
June 5, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Representative Tom Udall (D-NM) and four other members of Congress sent a letter to Director-Designee of the Office of Management and Budget, Josh Bolton, today criticizing administration plans to hire private contractors at America's national parks and make it harder for federal employees to compete for their jobs.
June 10, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening in response to the House Republican child tax credit bill released late today:
June 4, 2003Press Item
Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was dubbed “The Hammer” for his approach to rounding up votes when he served as Majority Whip. But the new chief nose-counter for House Democrats appears to be finding success with a much more understated approach to the job...
June 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Greenwood-Hoyer-Johnson substitute to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban that is being debated on the House Floor. The statement is as prepared for delivery on the House Floor...
June 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) joined Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rodney Alexander (D-LA) and other Democratic Members of Congress in introducing legislation to expand the refundable portion of the child tax credit that the Republican Leadership chose to leave out of their tax plan. This bill serves as companion legislation to Sen. Blanche Lincoln's (D-AK) Child Tax Bill and will speed efforts to provide the tax credit to more working families...
June 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the GOP leadership announced that it would not consider the misnamed “Family Time Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1119) - otherwise known as “Comp Time” - on the Floor on Thursday, as originally scheduled...
June 3, 2003Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer suggested Monday that Democrats might be able to defeat a Republican bill allowing employees to take compensation time instead of paid overtime. House Republican leaders conducted a whip count on the legislation Monday, with an eye on Republicans from districts with a large union presence...
June 3, 2003Press Item
Democratic lawmakers vowed to continue their fight against looser media ownership rules following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision yesterday to press ahead with controversial deregulation...
June 3, 2003Press Item
Republicans have left moderate-income families behind in their zeal to cut taxes on millionaires, contrary to their “leave no child behind” rhetoric. H.R. 2286 helps moderate-income working families and is revenue neutral...
June 3, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and members of the Democratic Caucus today announced that they would introduce legislation to counter the Republican tax bill, which excluded millions of working families from tax relief in the form of a child tax credit. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
June 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve regulations governing media ownership...
June 3, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today urging Members of Congress to support the Hoyer-Greenwood Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act (H.R. 809), which will be on the House Floor tomorrow as an amendment in the nature of a substitute to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (H.R. 760)...
June 3, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) announced today the introduction of legislation (H.R. 2286) to expand the child tax credit and marriage penalty relief to working families left out of the recently signed White House-supported tax law. The bill would include an expansion of the refundable child credit, expand the refundable child credit for the families of military serving in Iraq and other combat zones, and accelerate the marriage penalty relief in the Earned Income Tax Credit that was provided in the 2001 tax bill...
May 9, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) spoke on the floor today in opposition to the misguided, irresponsible Republican tax plan and the GOP leadership’s refusal to allow Democrats to put their alternative on the Floor...
May 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the House GOP tax plan and President Bush’s Silicon Valley remarks...
May 2, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the continued increase in unemployed workers...
May 22, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin today criticized Republican efforts to extend unemployment benefits as “seriously flawed because it ignores the one million workers who have already exhausted their extended benefits and because it will limit benefits to only 13 weeks of additional coverage.”
May 15, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Republicans voted along party lines three times over two days to prevent consideration of a bill by Reps. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) that would extend unemployment benefits for all dislocated workers, helping four million families over the next six months. If legislation extending the unemployment insurance program is not enacted, millions of displaced workers will soon be left with no unemployment benefits at all.
May 21, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in response to news reports that Republicans are close to a deal on a tax package...
May 23, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding the Republican tax scheme that passed the House early this morning...