Press Releases

March 30, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s visit to Wisconsin, another state that has been hit hard by his failed economic policies:
March 30, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans “defeated” a Democratic Motion to Instruct conferees on the budget on a tie vote, 209-209.
March 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening after the Democratic Caucus united in voting against the Republican Budget Resolution for FY05 and for the Democrats’ budget alternative:
March 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Democratic leaders on defense and security issues, including Armed Services Ranking Democrat Ike Skelton (MO), House Budget Committee Ranking Democrat John Spratt (SC), Homeland Security Committee Ranking Democrat Jim Turner (TX), and Rep. Ben Chandler (KY) this morning praised the House Democratic Budget alternative. The Democratic Budget alternative matches the House Republican budget on defense and provides more funding for homeland security than the Republican budget.
March 18, 2004
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and the Blue Dog Coalition inflated a giant red balloon today as a symbol of the ballooning Bush Debt. The Democrats also denounced the Republican leadership’s and Administration’s “hot air” on their ineffective “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) budget mechanism that only applies to spending and not to tax cuts.
March 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this evening in response to an announcement by the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct that it was initiating an Investigative Subcommittee into allegations raised by Representative Nick Smith (R-MI) regarding the Medicare vote last Fall:
March 17, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today vowing to fight for pay parity for federal civilian employees and military employees in Fiscal Year 2005 after an amendment to add language in support of the bipartisan principle failed in committee:
March 12, 2004
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today issued the following statement of principles on matters related to the technology industry:
March 12, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the House Republicans’ failure on Thursday to finish their Budget Committee markup of the FY05 Budget Resolution due to internal conflicts over spending levels and deficit reduction:
March 11, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement regarding the fiscal year 2005 House Republican Budget:
March 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today calling on President Bush, who was campaigning in Ohio, to support the immediate extension of the Temporary Unemployment Compensation Program (TEUC).
March 10, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, along with Representative Baron Hill and the House Democratic Leadership, today signed a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on the bipartisan Rangel-Manzullo manufacturing bill.
March 8, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to recent comments by Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) to the Federation of American Hospitals Forum in which he alluded to raising taxes on not-for-profit Credit Unions which provide basic financial services to low and middle income Americans:
March 5, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the Department of Labor’s employment report for February, which showed that the economy created a meager 21,000 jobs in February – far less than the 125,000 predicted by economists and the 150,000 needed to keep pace with population increases. The Labor Department also revised job-creation figures for December and January downward...
March 4, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding remarks attributed to Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4). According to press reports, Congressman Cole said a vote against President Bush’s re-election is like supporting Adolf Hitler during World War II, and that, “If George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election.”
March 4, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) responded today to President Bush’s conversation on the economy during a visit to California, another state that has been hit hard by the President’s lack of a real plan to create jobs.
March 4, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition expressed deep concern today with the rapidly mounting public debt, which has soared $2 trillion since President Bush took office.
March 3, 2004
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer spoke to close to 200 members of the National Treasury Employee’s Union (NTEU) today at a rally at the Capitol.
March 3, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the passage of H.R. 1417, the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003:
March 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after remarks by President Bush on the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security:
March 2, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) recently sent the attached letter to the Director of the Office of Personal Management Kay Coles James expressing deep reservations regarding the inclusion of Health Savings Accounts in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program:
February 27, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon concerning a new projection by the Congressional Budget Office that shows the President’s budget would produce deficits totaling $2.75 trillion over the next decade...
February 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) called on President Bush and the Republican Congressional leadership to immediately extend temporary federal unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans in response to a report released today by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
February 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan’s testimony today before the House Budget Committee regarding the federal deficit:
February 25, 2004
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding legislation that would provide the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the “9/11 Commission”) a two-month extension for its inquiry: