Press Releases: 2008

August 4, 2008
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Hoyer Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
August 1, 2008
Today’s jobs report is nothing short of disheartening, particularly for those American families who are unemployed and trying to find work. But what is really disconcerting is that this Administration – which has pretended for seven and one-half years that its economic policies were working – has no pro-active strategy to address our economic challenges because it will not admit that its polices have failed.
August 1, 2008
America has asked for unprecedented sacrifice from its all-volunteer military. Our men and women in uniform have answered with dedication and heroism that will be retold for generations.
July 31, 2008
This overwhelming bipartisan vote on this critical legislation – the first time in 10 years that Congress has reauthorized the Higher Education Act – is another important step by this New Direction Congress to make a college education more affordable and accessible.
July 30, 2008
Democrats fully support increasing the domestic supply of oil, even though Republicans pretend otherwise out of political desperation.
July 30, 2008
Today, July 30, marks the 43rd Anniversary of President Johnson’s signing of historic legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid, both of which have proved vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans over the years.
July 30, 2008
Today, the House voted for final passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, bringing this important consumer-protection legislation a step closer to the President’s desk.
July 30, 2008
The housing bill signed today by the President is the most comprehensive action taken yet to stem the surge of foreclosures and minimize losses to homeowners and everyone impacted by the slumping housing market.
July 28, 2008
There is no other way to put it: Today’s budget projections by OMB are simply further evidence that the Bush Administration is the most fiscally irresponsible Administration in American history.
July 25, 2008
Eighteen years ago tomorrow, the first President Bush signed into law one of the most consequential pieces of civil rights legislation in recent memory—the Americans With Disabilities Act.
July 24, 2008
Five years ago, the United States made an unprecedented commitment to the people of the world who suffer from HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
July 24, 2008
Republicans have long sought to dismantle the Medicare program, and Democrats simply will not succumb to their chicanery.
July 24, 2008
Every morning when I go in to work, I pass by a plaque honoring Detective John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut on the spot where they were killed, 10 years ago today.
July 24, 2008
Today 66 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez outlining their continued concerns regarding preparations for the 2010 Decennial Census and urging the Department of Commerce to take measures necessary to ensure a complete and accurate decennial census.
July 22, 2008
I strongly welcome the news that the Bosnian Serb leader who helped to orchestrate the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia, Radovan Karadzic, has been arrested in Serbia.
July 18, 2008
House Republicans are headed to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this weekend, and as usual, it looks like they’re headed in the wrong direction.
July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC—As the third anniversary of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina nears, Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD) will head to the Gulf Coast Region on Monday, July 21, for two days of tours and meetings with regional elected officials and other stakeholders in the rebuilding effort.
July 16, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after the House passed the Intelligence Authorization Act today:
July 16, 2008
Today is a day of mixed emotions, when we begin the official mourning of two young and courageous soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their nation, our democratic ally, Israel.
July 16, 2008
This announcement shows that Democrats are right to push for a rapid leasing of the NPR-A, which is known to contain significant reserves of oil and natural gas.
July 14, 2008
The stability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is crucial to America's mortgage market.
July 14, 2008
Today President Bush announced that he is lifting the executive ban on oil drilling off America’s coastlines.
July 12, 2008
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in reaction to the death of Tony Snow: