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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...
April 2, 2003Press Item
With the United States now at war to disarm Saddam Hussein, some Republicans continue to question the patriotism of anyone who has the audacity to challenge the Bush Administration’s foreign policy...
April 4, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that employers cut 108,000 jobs from their payrolls in March...
April 8, 2003Press Item
This week, the House and Senate are expected to consider the 2004 Budget Conference Report (H Con Res 95). Once Congress adopts a conference report on its fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, the House is deemed to have passed a stand-alone bill to increase the debt limit and the issue is immediately kicked to the Senate. This means that if the House and Senate clear the 2004 Budget this week, Congress could send the President a bill to increase the nation’s debt limit before leaving for Spring recess – and a vote wouldn’t even be required...
March 17, 2003Press Item
The Republican Budget Resolution that will be on the House Floor this week would slash funding for crucial domestic priorities in virtually every area – education, veterans’ health care, the environment and research, to name a few – to pay for the President’s $1.4 trillion tax plan. Furthermore, this GOP Budget Resolution requires nearly every authorizing committee to cut direct spending within its jurisdiction by its pro-rated share of mandatory spending, including funding for Medicare, Medicaid, school lunches, and veterans’ health care. Cuts to mandatory spending would total $470 billion over the next decade if Republicans enact a $400 billion prescription drug plan.
April 1, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans switched from opposition to the Democratic motion to instruct conferees on the fiscal year 2004 budget to support in the middle of debate on the Floor...
April 2, 2003Press Item
In a major victory for Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives on April 1 passed by 399-22 a motion offered by Rep. John Spratt to instruct conferees on the budget resolution. After first arguing against the motion, Republicans decided they could not defeat it and chose to join Democrats in voting for it...
March 31, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Democratic leaders today denounced the reckless and damaging Republican budget resolution and promoted a motion to instruct the budget conferees to reject cuts in education, healthcare, and veterans’ programs. The following is Congressman Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
April 1, 2003Press Item
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a Democratic motion to instruct conferees on House Concurrent Resolution 95, the Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2004. The motion, offered by U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC), was approved 399-22. The following is a fact sheet on the motion...
April 1, 2003Press Item
WASHINGTON – In a major victory for Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed 399-22 a motion offered by U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) to reject deep cuts in the House Republican budget. The following is a statement by Rep. Spratt...
March 30, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke on Sunday, March 30 to leaders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who were in Washington this week for their annual policy conference...
March 31, 2003Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the House Republican Leadership’s refusal to allow a Democratic alternative to H.R. 1463, the Small Pox Vaccination Compensation Fund Act ...
March 31, 2003Press Item
In an effort to bolster the lagging smallpox vaccination among nurses and other first responders, Congresswoman Lois Capps today joined senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to call for swift passage of a fair and adequate smallpox vaccine compensation package