Press Releases

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:
September 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight regarding the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) announcement of a 10% increase in health insurance premiums for federal employees, a 5.2% increase for the government, and an average weighted increase of 6.6%:
September 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which will be observed today through October 15th.
September 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight concerning President Bush's speech to the nation on the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region as the result of Hurricane Katrina:
September 15, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today at a press conference where Hoyer and other senior Democrats unveiled a document entitled “Ensuring America’s Strength and Security: A Democratic National Security Strategy for the 21st Century.”
September 13, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representative Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) today introduced the bipartisan Hoyer-Kolbe “Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act.”
September 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the fourth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:
September 9, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that FEMA Director Michael Brown would be removed from onsite management of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region and replaced with Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen:
September 8, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today on the House floor:
September 7, 2005
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) will receive an award today at the Recording Academy’s® 5th annual GRAMMYs® on the Hill event for his longtime work defending and advocating artists’ rights. The GRAMMYs on the Hill event will occur as part of the first-ever Recording Arts Day on Capitol Hill.
September 7, 2005
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning the federal government’s response to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the $51.8 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill for hurricane relief that will be considered on the House Floor on Thursday:
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: