Press Releases

March 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor this morning, urging Members on both sides of the aisle to support a Resolution introduced by Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) to restore bipartisan ethics rules:
March 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after a press conference with Democratic leaders Representative Nancy Pelosi (CA), Senator Harry Reid (NV), Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senator Dick Durbin (IL), Representative Charlie Rangel (NY), Senator Max Baucus (MT), and Representative Robert Menendez (NJ):
March 11, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to comments on ethics by the Republican leadership:
March 10, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) highlighted the negative impact that GOP proposals to privatize Social Security would have on Americans with disabilities and their families. Disabled workers, people with disabilities and their families account for 17% of Americans receiving Social Security benefits.
March 9, 2005
Deborah Mason of Waldorf, Maryland stood up at House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s (MD) recent Social Security Town Hall in La Plata, Maryland and spoke eloquently about her concerns with Social Security privatization and how it could affect her autistic son’s future.
March 3, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to the second meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform and in recognition of the anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Income Tax on March 8:
March 3, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today in response to President Bush’s continued campaign to divert money from Social Security into private accounts, which will force benefit cuts and add trillions of dollars to already record deficits:
March 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding comments by House Republican leaders attacking Democrats and the AARP for opposing the privatization of Social Security:
March 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after speaking to the National Treasury Employees Union at a Capitol Hill rally:
February 18, 2005
House Democrats are holding 235 Social Security Town Halls in the coming weeks.
February 17, 2005
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, in honor of Black History Month:
February 17, 2005
House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney (OH) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) introduced a bill yesterday that would level the playing field for presidential candidates by establishing a uniform date for the release of payments from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund to the party nominees for president.
February 17, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) introduced bipartisan legislation today to repeal the 22nd amendment, which states that “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” Representatives Berman (D-CA), Pallone (D-NJ), Sabo (D-MN) and Sensenbrenner (R-WI) joined Hoyer in sponsoring the resolution.
February 16, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the recent firing of professional staffers on the House Ethics Committee by the new Republican Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (WA):
February 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding revelations that a man who went by the name of “Jeff Gannon,” and who was given White House media credentials despite his lack of qualifications, was given access to classified documents which disclosed the identity of Undercover CIA Operative Valerie Plame:
February 14, 2005
Information on National Heart Month
February 10, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the Real ID Act:
February 9, 2005
In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the escalating health crisis caused by the disease in the United States, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement:
February 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) reintroduced legislation this week to increase the government's share of Federal Employee Health Care Benefit Plan premiums from 72 percent to 80 percent.
February 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding a new estimate on prescription drug costs by the Bush Administration
February 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s Fiscal Year 2006 Budget:
February 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s Fiscal Year 2006 Defense Budget:
February 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the removal of Ethics Committee Chairman Joel Hefley and his replacement by Representative Hastings:
February 1, 2005
Senator Paul Sarbanes (MD) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) will lead a bipartisan group of House and Senate members in introducing resolutions in both chambers today that call for parity in pay adjustments for military and civilian employees in Fiscal Year 2006.
February 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the State of the Union Address by President Bush that is scheduled for Wednesday evening: