Press Releases

September 2, 2005
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Labor Day, which is Monday, September 5th:
September 2, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts:
September 1, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding consideration of a $10 billion emergency supplemental spending bill for disaster relief in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, which have been crippled by Hurricane Katrina. The supplemental spending bill is expected to be on the House Floor on Friday.
August 31, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after new data was released from the Census Bureau. The Bureau’s report shows that during the Bush Administration’s first term, the number of Americans without insurance increased by 6 million, the number of Americans living in poverty increased by 5.4 million, and the median household income for Americans dropped by $1,670.
August 26, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 42nd anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington:
August 12, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 70th anniversary of Social Security.
August 5, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was signed into law on August 6, 1965:
July 29, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference with other Democratic leaders highlighting the failure of Republicans in Congress to address issues important to the American people.
July 29, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 40th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid on Saturday:
July 28, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican Medical Malpractice Bill, which would do nothing to reduce physicians' insurance premiums:
July 27, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House Floor regarding H.R. 3045, the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act:
July 27, 2005
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (MO) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today introduced the “Capitol Airspace Enforcement Act”, bipartisan legislation that aims to prevent violations of restricted airspace around Washington, D.C.
July 26, 2005
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) was awarded the George Bush Medal for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities last night at the National Council on Disability’s 15th Anniversary Observance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
July 26, 2005
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a news briefing with Democratic leaders, led by Rep. John Lewis (GA), on the anniversary and reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act.
July 26, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the lead House sponsor of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, released the following statement today regarding the 15th anniversary of the ADA’s enactment on Tuesday:
July 21, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the House Republican leadership’s effort to stifle debate on legislation reauthorizing 16 provisions of the USA Patriot Act
July 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a leading proponent of tax reform in the House of Representatives, released the following statement this morning, as the Members of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform met to discuss tax reform proposals:
July 20, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s visit to the Port of Baltimore.
July 19, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who led a Congressional delegation to India in January 2004, released the following statement today after an address to a Joint Session of Congress by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India:
July 15, 2005
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez, and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman James E. Clyburn sent a letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert today calling on him to direct House committees to immediately schedule hearings into the White House's involvement in leaking the identity of CIA covert agent Valerie Plame.
July 13, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the White House’s announcement that the government will post the third highest deficit in the nation’s history and continues to face massive deficits as far as the eye can see:
July 12, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning concerning four bills that the Republican leadership put on the House Floor today that will weaken worker protections, and the Republicans’ refusal to consider Democratic legislation to raise the minimum wage for the first time in eight years:
July 12, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a rally of the American Federation of Government Employees/United Department of Defense Workers Coalition:
July 8, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Department of Labor announced that the economy gained 146,000 jobs in June, or 4,000 fewer jobs than are needed each month to keep pace with population growth:
July 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the terrorist attacks in London: