Press Releases

December 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s two-day “economic summit,” which is focusing on issues such as tax reform and Social Security:
December 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s nomination of Samuel Bodman for Energy Secretary:
December 7, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding House passage of the 9/11 Intelligence Reform bill:
December 6, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House considered legislation directing the Clerk of the House to delete a provision from the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that could have given staff members of the Appropriations Committee broad access to Americans’ tax returns:
December 6, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the expected passage tonight of the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004, which enjoyed wide bipartisan support:
December 3, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the disappointing November employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today:
November 24, 2004
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today regarding the inclusion of a controversial provision which would have given certain Congressional staff access to taxpayers' tax returns in the massive 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report...
November 20, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives adjourned without enacting the intelligence reform conference report...
November 19, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight regarding the raising of the debt limit for the third time in three years:
November 18, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in anticipation of a House vote to raise the limit on the amount of debt America can incur:
November 18, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning concerning tax reform and simplification:
November 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Members of the Democratic Caucus unanimously re-elected him to serve as the Whip, the Party’s second-ranking leadership position:
November 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in response to a rules change approved by the House Republican Conference that will allow leaders indicted by a state grand jury to continue to serve:
November 15, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement in observance of American Education Week (November 14 – 20). American Education Week was founded by the National Education Association in 1921. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the American Dream.”
November 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in observance of Veterans Day tomorrow, November 11:
October 27, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the continuing impasse on an intelligence reform bill and the failure of this Republican Congress to enact legislation on other major issues:
October 15, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Treasury Secretary John Snow announced on Thursday that the federal government had hit the debt ceiling set by Congress (now $7.384) and that he would have to borrow funds from federal employees’ pension systems to prevent the government from defaulting on its debt...
October 15, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), lead House Democratic sponsor of the Help America Vote Act, released the following statement today in reaction to yesterday’s decision by the United States District Court in Ohio regarding provisional ballots...
October 14, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Treasury Department’s announcement that the statutory debt ceiling has been reached, and that the Secretary of the Treasury can avoid default only by undertaking bookkeeping acrobatics:
October 14, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Bush Administration’s announcement that the federal budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2004 was a record $413 billion...
October 13, 2004
The House Democratic Leadership, including Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer, Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Vice Chairman Jim Clyburn, was joined by 81 members of the House Democratic Caucus in writing to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell today to request an FCC investigation into Sinclair Broadcasting Inc.’s decision to pre-empt regular programming on its 62 affiliates across the country in order to air a 90-minute anti-Kerry attack before the November 2nd election:
October 9, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today praised the inclusion of $65 million for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters (SAFER) Program and $650 million for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program in the fiscal year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report. As a co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Hoyer helped establish and fund both of these federal grant programs to assist fire departments across the country.
October 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement in strong support of the effort by Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX) to end the “military widows tax.” Rep. Edwards led the Democratic fight to force the Republican leadership to reverse the reduction of military survivors’ benefits annuities, which currently begins when the survivor reaches 62. The reversal is included in the Department of Defense Reauthorization Conference Report, which is expected to pass the House today:
October 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez, and Assistant to the Democratic Leader John Spratt to denounce the failed Republican Congress which is expected to limp out of town today after failing on policy, politics and ethics:
October 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement regarding the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ announcement that 96,000 jobs were created in the month of September: