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May 22, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representatives from states with high unemployment, including Rodney Alexander (LA), Chris Bell (TX), Tim Bishop (NY), and Darlene Hooley (OR), called today for a broader extension of unemployment assistance for out of work Americans. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
May 21, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s request that Congress increase the statutory debt limit by $984 billion before May 28th to prevent the government from defaulting on its obligations...
May 20, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today objecting to Republican claims at a news conference this morning that their budget adequately funds programs for our veterans...
May 17, 2003Press Item
Oklahoma City, OK - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer delivered the Oklahoma Democratic Party Convention’s Carl Albert Dinner Keynote Address in Oklahoma City, OK this Saturday, May 17th...
May 14, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and members of the Democratic Caucus today asked Federal Communications Chairman Michael Powell to delay a decision on media ownership rules and expressed concern that the process will not allow for proper public comment and examination of the new rules...
May 20, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and senior members of the Democratic Caucus today questioned certain portions of the 2004 Department of Defense Authorization Bill, which contains extraneous and damaging provisions to the environment, civil service and nuclear policy...
May 19, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a letter from the Treasury Department to Speaker Hastert warning that the United States will be unable to make $78 billion in payments to Social Security recipients, defense contractors and taxpayers awaiting refunds if Congress does not raise the debt limit by May 28...
May 6, 2003Press Item
Thank you, Mr. Chairman for having this markup. I am really surprised that you have not put this bill on the suspension calender, and taken it directly to the floor. Because I assume you will not even give other Members on the committee an opportunity to have a substitute on the floor. Having said that, I think that the way you are handling this is consistent with the way that you have handled most of tax issues. And that is, to introduce the bill in the middle of the night and mark it up in the morning...
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)...