Press Releases

September 22, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), the Democratic Caucus leadership, Democratic House members, and citizens from around the country in announcing the “New Partnership with America.” The Partnership is a broad values-based agenda that reinforces Democrats’ commitment to America’s national defense, working families, and economic prosperity. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery:
September 21, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the occasion of the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian today. The Museum, the newest member of the Smithsonian family, is located on the National Mall and showcases the history, culture, and traditions of American Indian tribes in the United States:
September 21, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) sent a letter today to Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, which address sections of a report on the U.S. Park Police that was issued by the National Academy of Public Administration last week. The report supports the statements regarding a shortage of resources and manpower made by U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers, who was subsequently dismissed from her post as a result of those remarks.
September 20, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) led a bipartisan group of 85 lawmakers in urging members of the Fiscal Year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations conference committee to retain $100 million in funding for the “Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters” (SAFER) Program in a letter sent late Friday. The SAFER Program would provide much-needed funding for career and volunteer fire departments across America to hire new firefighters, recruit and retain volunteer fire fighters, and relieve the thousands of fire stations across the country that are currently operating short of staff.
September 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) asked the Governors of all 50 states in a letter sent today to recognize and honor provisional ballots in the upcoming November election in order to protect voters’ rights from administrative or technical error. Provisional ballots are a crucial part of the landmark election reform legislation the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), of which Hoyer was the lead House Democratic sponsor:
September 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus which held a press conference today to protest the use of offensive language on the House Floor last night during debate regarding the Matricula Consular Identification Card:
September 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joins Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and millions of Americans across the country in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15th through October 15th. Rep. Hoyer, who will attend the Hispanic Caucus Gala tonight, released the following statement:
September 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in observance of the 3rd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
September 9, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House approved a Democratic Amendment to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill that would block any funds from being spent to enforce a new Bush Administration rule that would strip an estimated 6 million American workers of their right to overtime pay. A unanimous Democratic Caucus was joined by 22 Republicans in voting for the Amendment, which prevailed 223 to 193:
September 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and other leading members of Congress sent the attached letter today to House and Senate Department of Defense Authorization Conferees encouraging them to retain language (the “Harkin Amendment”) that would bring balance to the political programming of the tax-payer funded Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).
September 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after he and other members of the Congressional leadership met with President George Bush at the White House this morning to discuss reform of the U.S. intelligence capabilities, as recommended by the 9/11 Commission:
September 8, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) delivered the following statement on the House Floor today in opposition to the Republican Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2005. The bill cuts essential funding for education, health care and research and job training. Rep. Hoyer strongly supported the Democratic alternative crafted by Rep. David Obey (D-WI) which would have added an additional $7.4 billion for these important services:
September 7, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), former Chair and Ranking Democrat of the Helsinki Commission, released the following statement condemning the terrorist violence occurring in Russia:
September 3, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the Department of Labor’s August employment report:
September 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the first three days of the 2004 Republican National Convention:
August 30, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as the Republican Party prepared to convene at its national convention, at which the Party will re-nominate George W. Bush as its presidential nominee:
August 26, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Census’ annual report today on poverty and annual income rates in America.
August 23, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the implementation of unprecedented new rules by the Department of Labor that will strip up to 6 million workers of their right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Bush Administration forced the regulation changes through despite bipartisan opposition of Congress:
August 14, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding a new Congressional Budget Office report that shows the Bush Administration’s tax cuts have shifted the tax burden from the highest-income Americans to middle-income taxpayers:
August 6, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that job growth in July amounted to a paltry 32,000, far less than economists had predicted...
August 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer issued the following statement today marking the 39th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is tomorrow. Rep. Hoyer was the lead sponsor of both the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA):
August 5, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, a congressional champion for redeveloping the Anacostia Waterfront, issued the following statement on the signing of the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation (AWC) Legislation today:
July 30, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the Mid-Session Budget Review released by the Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget this morning. OMB is required by law to present the Mid-Session Review by July 15, but was two weeks late:
July 26, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the lead House sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), issued the following statement in observance of the fourteenth anniversary of the signing of the ADA on July 26th:
July 22, 2004
The full House Appropriations Committee included, by a solid bipartisan vote of 42-16 (25 Democrats and 17 Republicans), a Federal Employee Pay Parity amendment in the Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act today that was offered by Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD).