Press Releases

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:
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: