Press Releases

November 7, 2006
"Voters gave Democrats a vote of confidence today to take our nation in a new direction, and to address the challenges that confront the American people. The new House Democratic Majority, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is determined to meet this responsibility and to lead and govern effectively...
November 3, 2006
President Bush and Republicans would like nothing more than to have Americans look at today's jobs report in a vacuum. But the American people are much too smart for that. No amount of spin or Administration happy-talk can erase the fact that this Administration has the worst record of job creation since the Great Depression, with the loss of nearly 3 million manufacturing jobs...
November 1, 2006
John Boehner’s comments defending Donald Rumsfeld and, by implication, laying the blame for our failures in Iraq on the military just shows how out of touch he is with the American people and the situation on the ground in Iraq...
October 31, 2006
The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive. The American people are not going to fall for those tactics...
October 24, 2006
Last year, the American people made it very clear that they do not support privatizing Social Security, but President Bush and Republicans are not listening...
October 24, 2006
For more than a year, Democrats have urged the Bush Administration to establish concrete benchmarks for success in Iraq and insisted that 2006 be a year of transition, where Iraqis assume responsibility for establishing security and stability in their nation...
October 20, 2006
Efforts by OPEC to cut production and manipulate global oil prices are a reminder that the United States must aggressively pursue efforts to increase energy independence through alternative fuels and energy efficiency...
October 11, 2006
Today, President Bush demonstrated that he is not only in a state of denial on the war in Iraq. He also is deeply in denial over our nation's historic fiscal downturn...
October 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Kentucky River decision, which could potentially jeopardize the right to collective bargaining for over 34 million workers:
October 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy added only 51,000 jobs in September. Economists generally agree that the economy must add 150,000 jobs per months just to keep pace with population growth and the number of people entering the labor force:
October 4, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush's repeated political attacks on Democrats:
October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding the outrageous actions of former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), as well as the failure of the House Republican leadership to address them despite knowledge of some of his behavior:
October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 - October 15. Last evening, Hoyer joined members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to kick off the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual conference, and will attend this Wednesday's CHCI Gala. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute includes Members of Congress of Hispanic descent, and is led by Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (CA).
September 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, joined by the Chairman and Ranking Democratic Member of the Committee on House Administration, today appealed to representatives of the nation's 4,140 colleges, universities, and community colleges to urge students to become non-partisan Election Day volunteers on November 7.
September 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning in response to President Bush’s speech at the Reserve Officers Association:
September 28, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the attached letter today to Committee on House Administration Chairman Vernon Ehlers and Ranking Democrat Juanita Millender-McDonald asking the Committee to "develop a set of clear protocols for managing any contest or contests that the Committee faces in November" because "[w]ith the direction of the House likely to turn on a handful of seats, ensuring that contested elections are adjudicated in a fair, transparent, and swift manner is essential."
September 27, 2006
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a press conference with the House and Senate Democratic Leadership on the misplaced priorities of the Rubberstamp Republican Congress:
September 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD), Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Democrat George Miller (CA), Representatives Leonard Boswell (D-IA) and John Barrow (D-GA), sent a letter today to the 48 House Republicans who signed a letter in July asking their leadership to schedule a vote on the minimum wage.
September 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following concerning H.R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act, which was considered on the House Floor today:
September 25, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
September 22, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a wage forum to release a new report from the Financial Services Committee Democrats which highlights Republicans' failed economic policies:
September 22, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC–House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today released the following statement in response to a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General’s report stating that political leanings were taken into consideration when awarding discretionary contracts.
September 20, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Rep. Henry A. Waxman (CA), Ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee, released the following letter today to Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld asking for an investigation into the Coalition Provision Authority's hiring practices:
September 19, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following the following statement today responding to the President's speech to the U.N.:
September 15, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today concerning House Republicans’ so-called “earmark reform” bill: