Press Releases: 2003

April 25, 2003
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 21, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Earth Day...
April 15, 2003
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 10, 2003
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 10, 2003
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 9, 2003
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, 2003
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, 2003
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...
April 4, 2003
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 2, 2003
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, 2003
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 1, 2003
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...
March 31, 2003
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...
March 31, 2003
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 27, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Jim Oberstar (MN) meet with representatives of the airline companies today to discuss government assistance to the airline industry. Representatives DeFazio and Lipinski also participated in the meeting...
March 25, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the Senate vote to cut the Bush tax plan in half...
March 21, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the votes in the U.S. House last night on the 2004 Republican Budget Resolution and the Democratic alternative...
March 20, 2003
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), the House Democratic Whip, released the following statement today regarding our military efforts to disarm Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein...
March 19, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Democratic leaders today announced the House Democratic budget alternative, which safeguards domestic programs, creates jobs, and protects the Social Security and Medicare trusts. Rep. Hoyer criticized the reckless and damaging Republican budget resolution released by the House Republican Budget Committee...
March 19, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to criticism by Republican leaders of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle...
March 17, 2003
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.
March 17, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to the president’s speech on Iraq...
March 14, 2003
Late in the evening of March 11, the House Budget Committee – on a party-line vote of 24 to 19 – voted out a House GOP budget resolution...
March 13, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican fiscal year 2003 budget which is to be considered on the House Floor next week...
March 13, 2003
U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) issued the following statement today on the House Republican budget...