Press Releases

November 18, 2005
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today applauding the decision by Congress to stop the White House from closing down 68 taxpayer assistance centers. The provision protecting the centers was included in the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Conference Report. The House passed the conference report today.
November 18, 2005
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today applauding the inclusion of a 3.1 percent pay adjustment for federal employees in the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Conference Report.
November 18, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Fiscal Year 2006 Republican Conference Report on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill was defeated on the House Floor (209 to 224, with all Democrats voting against). An appropriations conference report has not been defeated on the House Floor since September 1995, when the FY96 Department of Defense funding bill was voted down on a bipartisan vote:
November 18, 2005
Congressman Steny Hoyer applauded House passage of an important provision to restore fairness for federal employees to the flawed OMB Circular A-76 privatization process. The provision was included in the fiscal year 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Conference Report that the House passed today.
November 10, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the House Republican leadership pulled their budget reconciliation bill:
November 8, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a strong advocate of the U.S.-Israel relationship, issued the following statement regarding H.Res. 38 (Expressing support for the accession of Israel to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)), which passed the U.S. House today....
November 8, 2005
“Tonight’s big election victories only confirm what virtually every major poll over the last six months has shown: The Republican Party is in deep trouble with American voters...
November 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading proponent of tax reform and simplification in the House of Representatives, released the following statement regarding the recommendations of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform that were released today:
October 31, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and House Ways and Means Committee Member Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)released the following letter that was sent today to Treasury Secretary John Snow regarding the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform's report that will be released tomorrow:
October 28, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement this afternoon after Lewis “Scooter” Libby was indicted on two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements, and one count of obstruction of justice:
October 27, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Department of Defense’s announcement that it will begin to implement the National Security Personnel System (NSPS):
October 26, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leading House Democrats on national defense issues released the following statements today decrying Republicans’ proposed 2% across-the-board cut to all national security programs. Republicans have proposed these cuts as an irresponsible and ineffective way to address the record deficits their policies have created.
October 25, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding Rosa Parks, who passed away on Monday evening:
October 18, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement today after the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform met for the last time in preparation for the release of its formal recommendations to the Administration on November 1.
October 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Republican leadership held open a five-minute vote on its energy bill for nearly 45 minutes, because it was losing the vote and needed additional time to twist arms and subvert the will of the House.
October 6, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight on the Fiscal Year 2006 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill:
October 6, 2005
Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, helped to successfully fund the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters (SAFER) and Fire Grants Programs at $155 million more than the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2006 budget request.
October 4, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks today at a Rose Garden press conference and Republican legislation to be considered in the House later this week on high gas prices:
October 4, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah:
September 30, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement today on the House floor in favor of a bipartisan substitute to the endangered species legislation before the Congress:
September 30, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks made by former Secretary of Education William Bennett on his radio show earlier this week:
September 29, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Ways and Means Committee Member Representative Rahm Emanuel, two leading Democrats on the push for tax reform, released the following statement in response to news reports that the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform will submit its final report to the Bush Administration by the end of October instead of tomorrow, September 30th, as previously scheduled:
September 29, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the need for a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government running:
September 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the passing of Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor who helped bring more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals to justice:
September 19, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Senator Chris Dodd (CT), the principal Democratic sponsors of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, released the following statement today after the Commission on Federal Election Reform issued its recommendations for America’s election system: