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March 10, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to news reports of the latest incident of a Republican Member of Congress, Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), bashing unions in an effort to raise campaign contributions...
March 11, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition spoke out today on the need to raise the debt limit for the second time in a year following years of budget surplus, and the damaging consequences of President Bush’s fiscally irresponsible budget plan. The following is Congressman Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
March 12, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the outlines of the House Republican’s Fiscal Year 2004 Budget...
March 12, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), lead Democratic sponsor of the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act, released the following statement today regarding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act that is expected to pass the Senate tomorrow and be taken up in the House following Senate passage...
March 12, 2003Press Item
Sixty years ago, as darkness and destruction gripped the European continent, and as the United States fought to liberate millions there and in the Far East, Winston Churchill delivered a compelling call for unity that continues to ring true today...
March 10, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to news reports of the latest incident of a Republican Member of Congress, Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), bashing unions in an effort to raise campaign contributions...
March 5, 2003Press Item
House Minority Whip Hoyer said Democrats support an armed forces tax fairness bill, which is slated for a floor vote Thursday, but said Democrats would fight the special interest "add-ons" Republicans have included...
March 6, 2003Press Item
The House Republican Leadership today cancelled consideration of H.R. 878, a bill providing tax relief targeted to men and women in the armed services, because they lacked the votes to prevent Democrats from stripping several unrelated special interest tax breaks from the bill...
February 24, 2003Press Item
Statement by Steny Hoyer, and state-by-state analysis
March 6, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) applauded the failure of House Republicans to pass a bill today they had loaded down with special interest tax provisions. Democrats supported the underlying bill which gave tax relief to members of the armed services...
March 6, 2003Press Item
House Republicans were shoring up their floor strategy late Wednesday for what Democrats promised would be a spirited debate today on a military tax relief bill that contains a number of unrelated special interest tax breaks...
March 4, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding competing prescription drug proposals offered by the Bush Administration and House Democrats today...
February 13, 2003Press Item
The substitute includes the following provisions to reduce poverty, promote State flexibility, and move welfare recipients into real jobs...
January 14, 2003Press Item
"The President's proposal freezes funding for basic assistance, welfare-to-work programs, and child care for the next five years, with no adjustment for inflation, while imposing expensive new mandates on states...
February 11, 2003Press Item
"This is not the time for the federal government to skimp on welfare programs, or to burden states with additional expenses...
February 3, 2003Press Item
Statements by Democratic Whip Hoyer (D-MD), and Rep. John Spratt (D-SC)
February 19, 2003Press Item
Statements by Hoyer, Cardin, Greenstein
March 4, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the President's statement on medical malpractice issues...
February 13, 2003Press Item
Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin today blasted House Republicans for bringing a welfare bill to the floor that "sabotages the 1996 welfare reform effort by making it much harder for states to provide education and job training to welfare recipients" ...
January 28, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in anticipation of the President's State of the Union Address...
January 28, 2003Press Item
Two congressional leaders on federal employee issues, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA), joined forces today to introduce a bipartisan Sense of the Congress Resolution which calls for parity in pay adjustments between military and civilian employees...
February 3, 2003Press Item
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement today on the President's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget
February 25, 2003Press Item
I do not envy you. In the next few months, excruciating decisions must be made in virtually every state capital. As NGA's fiscal survey of states reported in November: "nearly every state is in fiscal crisis" ...
February 13, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today regarding the Democratic alternative to the GOP welfare reform bill...
December 16, 2002Press Item
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), the incoming House Democratic Whip, released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s call on Saturday for Congress to extend unemployment insurance benefits for jobless Americans as soon as it convenes in January...