Press Releases

December 19, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican Party’s failure to extend emergency unemployment benefits before Congress adjourned for the year.
December 15, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), a House leader on AIDS related issues, sent the attached letter to President Bush in response to press reports that the Administration is planning on requesting Fiscal Year 2005 AIDS funding at levels below those he trumpeted beginning with the 2003 State of the Union Address...
December 14, 2003
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the capture of Saddam Hussein...
December 12, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the decision by the Bush Administration to bar nations that did not support the Iraq invasion from winning reconstruction contracts, and the continuing pattern of Republican retribution against critics:
December 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) made the following statement today in response to recent news reports that U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers has been placed on administrative leave because she answered questions posed to her by a Washington Post reporter regarding the force under her command:
December 10, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today criticized the Republican majority that controls Congress for ending the first session of the 108th Congress before completing the 2004 appropriations process.
December 10, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the confirmation of nominees to the Election Assistance Commission, which was established by the landmark election reform law the Help America Vote Act.
December 9, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news reports of the passing of former Illinois Senator Paul Simon...
December 9, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement by Rep. William Janklow (R-SD) that he plans to resign from Congress on January 20. Congressman Janklow’s announcement came one hour after a jury found him guilty of felony manslaughter...
December 8, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in praise of the inclusion of $1.5 billion in funding for election reform and a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal employees in the Fiscal Year 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report. Representative Hoyer voted against the bill for unrelated provisions...
December 8, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement at a rally with other Members of Congress and seniors in opposition to the Republican prescription drug bill that the president signed into law today:
December 8, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) this afternoon spoke out on the House Floor in opposition to the Republican FY 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
December 5, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding November’s unemployment report and the Bush Administration’s failure to articulate a plan to create jobs for American workers:
December 1, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning regarding the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision today invalidating new Congressional Districts redrawn by the state’s Republican legislature:
November 25, 2003
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement that the House and Senate Republican leadership have agreed to include a provision in the Transportation, Treasury conference report that would undo fair competition processes for federal employees and weaken federal worker protections.
November 24, 2003
Just before dawn today, House Republicans stole a 'victory' on the Medicare Conference Report, and it came at the expense of America's seniors...
November 19, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) today joined members of the American Nurses Association at a press conference in voicing opposition to the Republican Medicare bill, which undermines the protections Medicare provides for America’s seniors, leaves a glaring gap in coverage, and could result in higher drug prices for the elderly.
November 18, 2003
WASHINGTON D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the Republican energy bill, which fails to help the American consumer, guts protections for the environment, weakens liabilities for corporate polluters, and does not promote smart energy independence. Democrats were once again undemocratically shut out of the negotiations on this bill...
November 13, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. –House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement in response to President Bush’s speech on Medicare this afternoon in Orlando, Florida...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke out on the House floor in opposition to a Republican provision in the Defense Authorization Conference Report, which would deny worker protections and rights to hundreds of thousands of Department of Defense civilian employees. The following is Rep. Hoyer’s statement as prepared for delivery...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a news report in today’s Washington Post that the Bush White House will “not entertain any more questions from opposition lawmakers,” effectively preventing “Democrats from getting questions answered without the blessing of the GOP committee chairmen"...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats succeeded in collecting 200 Democratic signatures on a “discharge petition” to force House consideration of H.Res.398, a rule which would allow consideration of H.R. 3244 (sponsored by Reps. Rangel/Cardin) and H.R. 3270 (Sponsored by Rep. Dunn). A discharge petition is a procedural device that allows House Members to force a vote on legislation – usually over the objection of the House leadership – when they collect the signatures of 218 Members (a majority of House Members)...
November 7, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement in response to the new national unemployment numbers announced this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
November 6, 2003
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the imminent increase in health insurance premiums for federal employees and retirees, which will rise an average of 10.6 percent on Monday, November 10th. This is the fourth consecutive year of double-digit increases...
November 5, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), a chief sponsor of the bipartisan “Late Term Abortion Restriction Act,” released the following statement today after President Bush signed the “Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act” into law...