Press Releases

June 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the announcement by the Department of Labor that only 75,000 jobs were added in May:
May 30, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after President Bush nominated Henry M. Paulson, Jr., to serve as Treasury Secretary, succeeding John Snow:
May 25, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill:
May 25, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) proposed an amendment, which was included in the Manager's Amendment to the FY07 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, that would install an e-85 pump near the Capitol Complex for official vehicles to use. Hoyer released the following statement today regarding his amendment:
May 23, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, which is being celebrated throughout the month of May. This is the first time a month has been designated as Jewish American Heritage Month.
May 23, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement commemorating the life and accomplishments of Senator Lloyd Bentsen, who passed away at his home this morning in Houston, Texas, at the age of 85:
May 23, 2006
WASHINGTON - Nearly two-thirds of House Democrats, including Democratic leaders, Ranking Members of the Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees, and the Co-Chairs of the New Democrats, sent a letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert recently urging passage of a stronger health information technology bill than Republican leaders are currently contemplating.
May 19, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Republican Members struck more than $500 million in critical military funding from the Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2007. The funding that was struck from the bill was specifically requested by President Bush:
May 19, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to House Republicans' attempt to blame Democrats for the House Ethics Committee's delay in investigating allegations of unethical behavior by Members.
May 17, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush signing a $70 billion tax bill and House Republicans' third attempt to pass their irresponsible FY07 budget.
May 17, 2006
Washington - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement on the House Ethics Committee announcement this evening that they have established investigative subcommittees for Representatives Robert Ney and William Jefferson, would have investigated Congressman Tom DeLay had he not resigned, and begun an inquiry to determine whether other House Members and staff were involved in the Cunningham scandal.
May 15, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight in response to President Bush’s nationally televised address concerning immigration reform and his proposal to send some 6,000 National Guard troops to the United States-Mexico border:
May 15, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement calling on President Bush and Congressional Republicans to act to extend the enrollment deadline for the prescription drug plan. Many seniors who do not enroll by the end of the day will be hit with a lifetime "Medicare tax" of at least 7 percent on future premiums.
May 12, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning news reports that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of American households and businesses:
May 12, 2006
Washington - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statment today praising the life and public service of long-time House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery who died earlier today:
May 11, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican leadership pulled consideration of the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Resolution from Floor consideration for the second time this year:
May 11, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in opposition to the Republicans’ Rule on the FY07 Defense Authorization Act, which barred consideration of an amendment offered by Whip Hoyer, Rep. Bart Gordon, and Rep. Mark Udall that would have shifted excess funds from the ballistic missile defense program to programs moving America towards energy independence:
May 10, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush refused yet again to extend the Medicare Part D enrollment deadline for seniors in a speech in Orlando:
May 10, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in opposition to the Republicans’ misguided Tax Reconciliation Act of 2005:
May 9, 2006
(Washington, DC) – In an effort to move the nation towards greater energy independence, House Democratic Whip Hoyer, House Science Committee Ranking Democrat Rep. Bart Gordon and House Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Mark Udall submitted an amendment today to the Fiscal Year 2007 Department of Defense Authorization Bill that would increase the use of alternative fuels in the military. The Department of Defense is the largest single buyer of fuel in America and must be a part of any energy independence effort.
May 5, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and in recognition of the notable contributions of Mexican Americans to our country:
May 4, 2006
(Washington, DC) – As Americans struggle to afford near record high gas prices, Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee rejected a proposal to increase funding for alternative fuels programs at the Department of Defense by $63 million. The committee rejected the alternative fuels amendment offered by Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO) by a vote of 25-30 during debate on a bill to authorize programs at the Defense Department in 2007.
May 4, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the House passed H.R. 4954, the SAFE Port Act by a vote of 421 to 2. Before the vote on final passage, House Republicans defeated a Democratic effort to require that 100 percent of the shipping containers be scanned and sealed using the best available technology before being loaded onto ships destined for the United States:
May 3, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Bush made remarks on tax and spending to the American Council of Engineering Companies:
May 3, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Hoyer released the following statement today after the White House released its response plan in the event of a Pandemic Flu: