Press Releases

May 18, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the four Republican bills being debated on the Floor today that would weaken worker safety regulations:
May 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 3722, the Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments of 2004. H.R. 3722 would amend Sec. 1011 of the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug bill, which provided federal funds to reimburse physicians and hospitals for emergency health services to undocumented individuals.
May 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead House sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision today in Tennessee v. Lane:
May 17, 2004
ouse Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision made on May 17, 1954:
May 14, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding his meeting with various consumer groups to discuss food safety late yesterday afternoon:
May 13, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today criticized the latest Republican attempt to foist irresponsible tax bills on the American people. Instead of supporting a paid-for Democratic substitute that would extend the 10 percent bracket through 2010, and make the tax cuts permanent after 2010 contingent on balancing the budget, House Republicans backed a bill that costs $218 billion over 10 years and does not include any provisions to offset its huge cost. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
May 12, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement at the House Transportation-Treasury Committee Hearing with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC):
May 11, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) met with senior executives from the semiconductor industry today to discuss progress on the FSC/ETI legislation and other important issues. Representative Hoyer released the following statement after the meeting:
May 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement in observance of “Cover the Uninsured Week”:
May 7, 2004
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the House Armed Services Committee hearing today on the abuses of Iraqi prisoners...
May 7, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of H.Con.Res 398, which expressed the concern of Congress over Iran’s development of the means to produce nuclear weapons and overwhelmingly passed the House yesterday. The statement was entered in the Congressional Record at the time of debate:
May 6, 2004
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) met with Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick and numerous global health and HIV/AIDS groups today to discuss the need for increased funding and effective implementation of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs. Hoyer released the following statement after the meeting...
May 5, 2004
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in response to press reports that the Bush Administration is going to request another $25 billion for the war in Iraq...
May 5, 2004
WASHINGTON DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today regarding the Alternative Minimum Tax and fiscal responsibility on the House Floor (as prepared for delivery)...
May 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the first public hearing held by the Election Assistance Commission. Hoyer was the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Help America Vote Act, the landmark election reform bill that established the Commission:
May 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding recent revelations of abuse of Iraqi prisoners:
May 5, 2004
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and in recognition of the notable contributions of Mexican Americans to our country:
May 4, 2004
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representative Jim Turner (TX), Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, met with public health groups today to discuss our nation's preparedness for the threat of bio-terrorism. Representative Turner also introduced the RAPID Cures Act today which would develop a strategy to achieve a dramatic reduction in the timeframe required for the delivery of drugs and vaccines to counter pathogen threats for which we have no existing countermeasures.
April 30, 2004
“One year ago tomorrow, President Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln amid great fanfare and proudly proclaimed – under a banner reading ‘Mission Accomplished’ – that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.
April 28, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following statement on the House Floor today in support of the fiscally responsible Democratic Marriage Penalty Elimination Bill, and in opposition of the irresponsible GOP bill that will contribute to the already out-of-control deficits:
April 26, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day:
April 26, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) demanded again today that Republican leaders extend federal unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans in responding to a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report that showed a record 354,000 jobless workers exhausted their regular state unemployment benefits in March:
April 23, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following a meeting with almost a dozen veterans groups today:
April 22, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today praising the passage of a Democratic Motion to Recommit on the Continuity in Representation Act of 2003 (H.R. 2844), which ensured that the bill would not supercede existing civil rights and voting rights laws in the application of any special elections:
April 22, 2004
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s National Commemoration of the Days of Remembrance in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol: